Creativity. Talent. Vision. Stage presence. Whatever you call it, you know you have it. And others recognize it in you as well. You’re driven to create, design, produce, perform and communicate.

Whether you want to explore your creativity through design and illustration, bring stories to life through film or live theatre or move people with music, a career in the creative arts isn’t just a job. It’s who you are.

With programs in design, motion picture arts, theatre, music and arts & entertainment management, Capilano University’s Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts is home to an incredibly talented creative community and state-of-the-art studios and facilities. If you’ve ever considered a creative career, this November is a great time to check out the programs offered at Cap’s North Vancouver campus. We’ve collected all the event details here.

Jazz Studies Open House

Aspiring musicians are invited to the Jazz Studies Open House on Tuesday, November 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Fir building, room FR113. Enjoy a performance by the Amanda Tosoff Quartet, sit it on open rehearsals for C Band and the Rhythmic Music Ensemble, and tour the Jazz Studies department.

IDEA School of Design Open Studio Day

Want to know what it takes to be a graphic designer, art director, illustrator or interactive designer? Come learn about Cap’s Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication degree at the IDEA School of Design’s Open Studio Day on Saturday, November 5 in the Arbutus building, room AR125. Attend an information session at 1 p.m., then head off on a studio tour. Bring a portfolio, several pieces of artwork or a sketchbook for a friendly faculty critique that will help you strengthen your application.

Theatre Department Open House

If you love being centre stage or working behind the scenes on a production, don’t miss Capilano’s Theatre Department Open House on Wednesday, November 9 in the Theatre Studio (Arbutus building, room AR001). Come at 12:30 p.m. for an information session, then sit in on classes in musical theatre, directing, acting, jazz dance and more. End the day watching a rehearsal for A Christmas Carol, performed by third-year students in the Acting for the Stage and Screen program.

Film and Animation Open House

Capilano’s Bosa Centre for Film and Animation opens its doors on Saturday, November 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the 8,000 square foot sound stage featuring an interdisciplinary film shoot incorporating green screen, motion capture and visual effects. Take a tour of the state-of-the-art post-production facilities, including sound mixing and recording studios, picture and sound editing labs, and visual effects, animation and costuming studios. Also, attend a Q & A with faculty and students in the high-definition, 3D theatre.

Explore Capilano Info Night

Finally, Wednesday, November 23 is Explore Capilano Info Night, Capilano’s general information night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Birch building atrium. Learn about dozens of programs, meet faculty and students and ask questions!

Submitted by Communications & Marketing