Capilano University

Capilano University (CapU) is a public university located in British Columbia, Canada, with its main campus in North Vancouver, and another campus in Sechelt. CapU offers a wide range of bachelor's degree programs across its eleven academic schools including: Education and Childhood Studies; Communication; Legal Studies; Performing Arts; and Allied Health.
  • Average Tuition CAD 22,000
  • Students 8,592
  • International Students 22%
  • Total Annual Cost CAD 32,960
  • Intakes Fall Spring Summer
  • Application Deadline May 31 September 15 January 31
  • Transfer Yes
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Capilano University (CapU) is home to more than 1,000 international students from 72 countries. Students can choose from a wide range of bachelor's degree programs including: Motion Picture Arts, Jazz Studies, Visual Communication, Business Administration, and Applied Behaviour Analysis. CapU provides the students access to outstanding campus facilities such as the BlueShore Financial Center for the Performing Arts, athletic and recreation facilities, bookstore, library, and study and gathering spaces. CapU students can gain valuable practical experience through group work, case studies, competitions, internships, co-op practicums, volunteering, and community service. The Wong and Trainor Center for International Experience helps international students with admissions, advising, student leadership and mentorship opportunities, and study abroad programs. Students can live inside affordable, safe and convenient furnished accommodation at the CapU Residence. Residential housing includes healthy and scrumptious meal options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
  • 01CapU's average class size of 25 students promotes a student-centered and collaborative learning environment.
  • 02CapU's faculty members have outstanding credentials in various fields including business, music, applied behavior analysis, and tourism.
  • 03Small class size

Bachelor Programs

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    Applied Behaviour Analysis - Autism

    CAD 17,520 Tuition Fee

    The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis – Autism is a unique degree and 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).

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    Arts with a major in Liberal Studies

    CAD 17,663 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.

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    Business Administration

    CAD 17,520 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.

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    Communication Studies

    CAD 17,520 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Design in Visual Communication

    CAD 23,936 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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    Early Childhood Care and Education

    CAD 18,980 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.

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    Jazz Studies - Education

    CAD 22,626 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Jazz Education. The program offers courses that focus on the teaching and learning of jazz music.

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    Jazz Studies - Performance/Composition

    CAD 21,408 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of jazz performance and jazz composition.

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    Legal Studies (Paralegal)

    CAD 17,762 Tuition Fee

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

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    Motion Picture Arts

    CAD 28,356 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.

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    Music Therapy

    CAD 11,680 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.

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    Performing Arts

    CAD 10,234 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.

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    Tourism Management

    CAD 18,075 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Tourism Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of tourist markets, social and cultural aspects of tourism, and destination management.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.40
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 83
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum PTE 56

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    International students are eligible for various entrance scholarships including: Athletic, Capilano University Graduate Program, and International Students entrance awards; and the Capilano Excellence (CAPX) scholarships.

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    Other Information

    Established in 1968

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    CapU also offers a wide range of associate degrees, certificates, and diploma programs including Creative Writing, Legal Administrative Assistant, Documentary, Music, and Global Stewardship.


    Tuition given per program is based on the first year of the program. 

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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.

          • Testimony
            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.