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VCC salutes grads of first-ever Bachelor of Performing Arts degree program

Posted on May 31, 2013


VANCOUVER, B.C. -- This June, the inaugural graduating class of Canada’s first degree program will be honoured. The program, which launched in May 2012, has been 10 years in the making and brings together four founding institutions: Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara and Vancouver Community College.

Over the nine months of this capstone degree program, the BPA student cohort experimented with new and innovative ways of interdisciplinary collaboration, conceiving and creating theatrical work with the aid of mentors, learning hands-on practical study of the ecosystem of the Canadian arts sector and delving into its history.

In November 2012, the class presented three original pieces for FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In January 2013, students completed the course with an original piece at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

Since finishing the program in February, the inaugural class has been busy with projects, going on tour, sitting on artistic creative teams, performing, designing and creating all across Canada.24 performing arts students posing with a white rose.

The course is currently being held at Capilano University, where the graduation ceremony will be held.

June 3, 2013

6 p.m.
Capilano University Sportsplex


Media contact:

Jayne Craig
Division assistant
Capilano University
604.986.1911, ext. 7152