Education Opportunities- Public

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Main Campus - 3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2
Main Switchboard: 434-5734
Broadcast Communications Ph: 432-8863 Fax: 432-1792

The FilmFLEX program at BCIT will teach you the basics of production and post production using the latest in digital technology.
The School of Business offers a full-time 2-year program or part-time credit courses in Television Broadcast Communication and Video Production.
BCIT Trades Training offers Carpentry, Millwright, Steel Fabricating, Painting, Construction, Mechanics, Welding, Ironworking, Electronics, Auto Mechanics, Machinist, Plumbing and robotics.

Capilano College Film and Television Program

2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver BC V7J 3H5
Ph: 984-4901 Fax: 983-7545

Classes offered in directing, acting and screenwriting; cinematography, costuming, make-up, set decoration and design; props, production assisting, locations, grip, electrical, etc. Full-time and part-time certificate programs and individual courses available, as well as professional development and upgrading workshops. The Motion Picture Orientation Course is offered on a regular basis and is now required by IATSE (Locals 891 & 669), ACFC and the Directors Guild prior to application for permittee status or membership.

Douglas College

Box 2503
New Westminster BC V3L 5B2
Switchboard: 527-5486
Stage Crafts Program: 527-5280 Fax: 527-5095

The full-time, two-year Stage Crafts Program focuses on technical skills applied to productions staged by the Theatre Department: Scene Construction, Carpentry, Lighting, and Scenic Painting. Design students may transfer credits to a university.

Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design

1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
Ph: 844-3800 Fax: 844-3801

Four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Second year students with an interest in Media specialize in Film and Video, Animation, Photography, Intermedia or Electronic Communication Design. The Film/Video Department trains directors, cinematographers, editors and experimental filmmakers. Electronic Communication Design offers courses in props, set painting and art direction as well as broadcast film and video graphics and high-end computer animation. Graduates work in interactive software design and digital effects.

Langara College

100 West 49thAvenue
Vancouver BC V5Y 2Z6
General Phone: 323-5221 Fax: 323-5590
Continuing Studies Ph: 323-5322

Since 1965, Studio 58 has been preparing students for careers in theatre and related fields, including film and television. A three-year acting program and a two-year production program are available. Certain Studio 58 courses are offered as workshops through Continuing Studies.

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6
Ph: 291-3363 Fax: 291-5907

The School for Contemporary Arts offers a four-year major and a three-year extended minor in Film. Both film programs include courses from Art and Culture Studies, and other studio disciplines. Admission to Film is highly competitive, and requires special application, due mid-March.

University of British Columbia

6354 Crescent Road
Vancouver BC V6T 1W5
Department of Theatre, Film & Creative Writing
Ph: 822-6037 Fax: 822-0508

Students with a B.A., or in their last two years of a four-year B.A. program, study film production and theory. Graduate thesis films are produced in the M.F.A. program. Teaching staff consults with film unions to help students make the transition to professional work.

UBC Continuing Studies' new Professional Film Arts Program offers industry professionals an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skill in a variety of dynamic areas. The program is designed to provide advanced training to experienced film professionals and graduates of full-time film programs.

The UBC Certificate in Entertainment Administration was developed and launched in Fall 2003 in response to an industry need for highly trained entertainment personnel who have an interest and desire to work in film and television administration.
UBC Certificate in Entertainment Administration


Vancouver Community College

250 West Pender Street
Vancouver BC V6B 1S9
Full Time Programs: 443-8300
Continuing Education: 443-8380

Full-time programs include Accounting, Business Education, Computer Graphics, Graphic Arts, and Hairstyling. Continuing Education courses and certificate programs taught by practitioners include Electronic Publishing and Design, Fashion Arts and Interior Design.