Capilano University

Capilano University is a teaching focused university located in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The university offers bachelor degrees through 5 faculties which are, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, The Faculty of Business and Professional Studies, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, and the Faculty of Global and Community Studies.

  • Average Tuition CAD 6,732
  • Students 7,000
  • International Students 12.8%
  • Total Annual Cost CAD 30,017
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Capilano University is located in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. Students at Capilano will enjoy the safe and comfortable location of its main campus, which is located in a natural environment on the slopes of the North Shore. In addition, the university also has a regional campus located in Sechelt.

Capilano University has around 7000 students, with approximately 900 international students. The university provides its students with many services that include an advising centre, English language support, writing centre, and a math learning centre. In addition, the Centre for International Experience assists with international students, as well as provide study abroad programs.

  • 01Intimate urban campus
  • 02Excellent student support
  • 03Small class size

Bachelor Programs

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Applied Behaviour Analysis - Autism

    CAD 21,063 Tuition Fee

    The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis – Autism is a highly sought after and unique degree in British Columbia. In fact it is the only baccalaureate program in Western Canada that blends rigorous academic training and professional supervised experience that results in graduates who are immediately eligible to sit for the exam to become Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA).

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Business Administration

    CAD 18,625 Tuition Fee

    The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) provides students with business and management skills necessary to become effective leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in today's competitive economy. The degree offers both practical management education and a breadth of complementary academic subjects.

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Communication Studies

    CAD 18,375 Tuition Fee

    Capilano University's Bachelor of Communication Studies takes what you know - the media driven world of your everyday life - and allows you to hone the critical, analytic, creative and applied skills you need to develop a career in a variety of communication fields.

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Early Childhood Care and Education

    CAD 18,938 Tuition Fee

    The Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education offers students a range of academic and education courses that support students in thinking deeply with theory and practice in the early years. The program explores current and global issues in the early years; examines pedagogical practices and engages with current research and theory.

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    IDEA - Illustration/Design: Elements and Applications - Visual Communications

    CAD 24,938 Tuition Fee

    The IDEA School of Design houses a 4-year Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications, with concentrations in branding, illustration, and interactive design.

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Jazz Studies

    CAD 19,500 Tuition Fee

    The four-year Degree program focuses on jazz performance and composition in balance with other musical traditions and academic breadth electives to provide an enriched music education. For those who wish to pursue music as self-employed professionals, teach music in the schools, or continue their musical development at the graduate level, it is a unique and attractive option. Capilano Jazz Studies graduates have an excellent record of national and international success as performers and composers and as teachers at primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels.

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Legal Studies (Paralegal)

    CAD 19,250 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Liberal Studies

    CAD 18,688 Tuition Fee

    This multidisciplinary degree cultivates thoughtful, articulate and resourceful graduates who are able to make meaningful connections between areas of investigation as varied as the economy and aesthetics, art history and genetic engineering, and the environment and psychology.

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Motion Picture Arts

    CAD 28,000 Tuition Fee

    The Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts (BMPA) combines practice and protocol in the field, opportunities for technical, aesthetic, and creative innovation, and integrated theoretical and critical perspectives that allow graduates to be active contributing members of the industry, society, and community.

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Music Therapy

    CAD 20,000 Tuition Fee

    This program provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop competencies in such areas as music therapy and practice; clinical disorders; assessment, planning, intervention and documentation; improvisation; cultural awareness; counsellings skills and group dynamics; and basic research.

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Performing Arts

    CAD 19,500 Tuition Fee

    The program’s primary objective is real-world training. It is ideal for those who want to practice as a professional performing artist, arts manager, administrator or cultural entrepreneur, or those who wish to continue on to graduate studies in the performing arts. The program offers students the unique opportunity to create original multi-disciplinary shows while developing the entrepreneurial skills necessary to make a self-directed performing arts career feasible.

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Tourism Management

    CAD 18,625 Tuition Fee

    The four-year degree provides you with the skills, knowledge and experience to move into managerial roles that make an impact on the businesses within which you work.

  • 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5, Canada

    Visual Communication

    CAD 24,938 Tuition Fee

    The Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication is a four-year degree program with exciting career outcomes for a new generation of creative professionals. Examples of career paths include communication designer, art director, creative director, studio principal, illustrator, in-house designer/illustrator, concept artist, interactive designer, user experience designer - and more! The curriculum is rigorous, industry-focussed, and responsive to cultural change and technological advances; students graduate with highly relevant knowledge and skills.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 83
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50


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    Established in 1968


    Capilano University completed construction of a new Film Centre in 2011.

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          • Testimony
            2008-2013, BBA

            BBA - HR Grad who loved every minute of it

            Capilano made the transition from secondary school easy and comfortable. The staff, especially in the Registrar's Office, are helpful and the instructors have great experience to back their knowledge. I also appreciated that students were given the chance to formally rate their instructor's abilities. Smaller class sizes allowed my instructors to get to know me and really be able to help when I needed it. The School of Business is phenomenal and its Career Development Office worked tirelessly to ensure graduates could hit the ground running. The campus, atmosphere, and learning environment are conducive to success. The HR courses gave me a full-spectrum perspective on the field of Human Resources, and we were always hearing from guest speakers or being challenged with real life case studies and work projects. I found employment in the HR field within 3 months of graduation and was always interviewing against other grads from the Cap program. #ThroughLearningToAGreaterGood

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            2010-2011, BOSS (Self Employment) Program

            BOSS Program (Self Employment program)

            I appreciated all part of the program, form the beginning to the end. The workshop was well design and the teacher experienced. I highly recommend their program.

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            1982-1984, Diploma

            Capilano University - Prepares you for life

            I graduated from Capilano University (then College) with a Diploma in Business Management – Computer Systems Management, but more importantly, I graduated ready to enter the business world. All of the Business Management options are very well rounded providing a wide spectrum of business courses as well as a deep catalogue of option specific courses. All of the courses provided a good balance of individual and group work. Each class is taught by knowledgeable practitioners who are current in their specializations. Capilano University is a friendly collegial environment situated in a picturesque North Shore forest setting.