Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts Degree

Fine & Applied Arts, School of Motion Picture Arts

Credential
Bachelor

Program Highlights

Lights. Camera. Action! Come and learn from industry professionals at CapU’s state-of-the-art Bosa Centre for Film and Animation. Combine practice with theory to create magic.

We'll give you all the tools to build your technical knowledge and creative confidence. You'll learn the theory and history of cinema and develop your critical thinking skills. At the same time you'll work through and gain skills in the different technical departments. Your collaboration with fellow students on a variety of projects will give you the chance to try out different filmmaking roles as you decide on your focus. You'll be working with up-to-date professional equipment that includes an 8000 sq. ft. sound stage, 3D camera rigs and a 3D editing lab.

  • Understand and analyze historical, technical, philosophical and theoretical trends in the national and global cinemas that will broaden their understanding and perspective of the cinema and further inform their creative analysis and decision making
  • Demonstrate levels of practical, critical, analytical and research skills, in terms of both the creative and producing components of filmmaking, that will broaden their range of applications of visual communication in order to expand their potential to realize and create meaningful career opportunities
  • Ability to match their unique skills and vision to individual career goals and aspirations, combined with the abilities to problem solve and innovate within both the technical and creative components of filmmaking
  • Exhibit and maintain the highest levels of professionalism throughout the filmmaking process, using a collaborative approach to problem-solving and situation analysis
  • Achieve the necessary levels of inter-personal skills and confidence through self-analysis, learning, mentorship, responsibility and hands-on experience

Intakes

Campus Terms Full/Part Time
North Vancouver Fall Full-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$14,290 $1,091 $15,381
Year 2$16,061 $1,091 $17,152
Year 3$13,810 $1,091 $14,901
Year 4$12,150 $1,091 $13,241
Total$56,311 $4,364 $60,675

Program Requirements and Outlines

First Year

Required:

ENGL or CMNS 100-level or higher

ENGL 100 Academic Writing Strategies 3.00 credits
MOPA 100 Technical Directing 3.00 credits
MOPA 102 Cinematography Foundation 3.00 credits
MOPA 103 Basics of Production Design 1.50 credits
MOPA 104 Introduction to Producing 3.00 credits
MOPA 106 Screenwriting I 3.00 credits
MOPA 108 Intro to Post-Production 3.00 credits
MOPA 110 MOPA Project #1 2.00 credits
MOPA 115 Professional Development I 1.50 credits
MOPA 118 Production and Post-Production 3.00 credits
MOPA 120 MOPA Project #2 2.00 credits
First Year Credits Required 31.00

Second Year

Required:
MOPA 201 The Director's Craft 3.00 credits
MOPA 206 Screenwriting 3.00 credits
MOPA 207 Technical Motion Picture Arts 5.00 credits
MOPA 209 Advanced Digital Editing 3.00 credits
MOPA 210 MOPA Project #3 6.00 credits
MOPA 211 American Cinema 3.00 credits
MOPA 213 Production Design II 1.00 credits
MOPA 217 Sound Design 1.50 credits
MOPA 220 Line Producing and PM 3.00 credits

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See below for elective requirements for the degree


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Second Year Credits Required 31.50

Third Year

Required:
MOPA 302 World Cinema 3.00 credits
MOPA 304 Screenwriting III 3.00 credits
MOPA 305 Cinematography 3.00 credits
MOPA 306 Directing 3.00 credits
MOPA 310 MOPA Project #4 6.00 credits
MOPA 312 Canadian Cinema 3.00 credits
MOPA 313 Production Design III 1.00 credits
MOPA 319 The Independent Producer 3.00 credits
MOPA 325 Advanced Work Flow I 2.50 credits

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Third Year Credits Required 30.50

Fourth Year

Required:
MOPA 409 Visual Theory and Practice 6.00 credits
MOPA 410 MOPA Project #5 6.00 credits
MOPA 416 Professional Practice 1.00 credits
MOPA 425 Advanced Work Flow II 1.50 credits
MOPA 426 Advanced Work Flow III 1.50 credits
MOPA 430 Practicum 2.00 credits

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Fourth Year Credits Required 30.00

Elective Requirements


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18 100-level or higher breadth elective credits including 3 Quantitative/Analytical (Q/A) credits and 3 Science credits. 9 of these 18 credits must be upper level (300/400)


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Program Notes

Students starting in their baccalaureate degree on or after Fall 2018 and graduating on or after June 2022 must meet Cap Core graduation requirements in addition to their program requirements.

Continuation Requirement

The Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts is highly competitive and the number of available seats decreases as the program moves from certificate to diploma to degree level. Therefore, continuation into each year is competitive based on the criteria listed below.

Year 2: Successful completion and an overall minimum GPA of 2.67 for all first-year MOPA courses, or equivalent.

Year 3: Successful completion of year 1 and year 2 coursework, or equivalent, and a personal interview

Important Dates

Term

Fall 2018

Application & Document Deadline

April 3

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples or equivalent with a minimum average of 72% on all Grade 12 high school subjects.
  • Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
  • Personal interview.
  • Letter of intent.

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Contact

Have questions about this program? Get in touch with an admissions advisor.

Student Information Services

Admissions Advisor
604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
capuinfo@capilanou.ca

School of Motion Picture Arts


604 990 7868
Bosa Centre for Film and Animation
film@capilanou.ca