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Advanced Film Project – Off The Grid
Summer 2017
$200
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The purpose of the Advanced Film Project (Off the Grid) is to allow outstanding students the opportunity to produce an independent project using Bosa Centre for Film and Animation’s lab and/or production resources. Eligible students will have applied to a School of Motion Picture Arts program for the next calendar year, or have recently graduated from the Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts program. Students from MOPA, DOCS and IIDF may apply.

Please note this course is NOT open to the general public. No refunds will be issued. Only pre-approved students are eligible to register.
Course Reference Number (CRN)

92049

The Lunch Zone (July 4-7)
Summer 2017
$24
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week, we can (for a registration fee of $30) take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.

NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

*Lunch Zone for camps running July 4-7 is $24.

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 04, 2017

End Date

July 07, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92044

The Lunch Zone (July 10-14)
Summer 2017
$30
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week, we can (for a registration fee of $30) take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.

NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 10, 2017

End Date

July 14, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92045

The Lunch Zone (July 17-21)
Summer 2017
$30
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week, we can (for a registration fee of $30) take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.

NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 17, 2017

End Date

July 21, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92046

The Lunch Zone (July 24-28)
Summer 2017
$30
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week, we can (for a registration fee of $30) take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.

NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 24, 2017

End Date

July 28, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92047

The Lunch Zone (July 31 – Aug 4)
Summer 2017
$30
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week, we can (for a registration fee of $30) take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.

NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 31, 2017

End Date

August 04, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92048

Icky Sticky Science (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2017
$199
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Prepare to get messy! Explore the ooiest, gooiest experiments around, and learn why things that might be gross are actually interesting to scientists. Become a scatologist and dissect an owl pellet; combine different ingredients together and watch how they react and change; discover what happens when you mix acids and bases together; make your own goo worms (and look at real ones as well), and much more!

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 04, 2017

End Date

July 07, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92009

Notes

4-day camp

Create Your Own Stop Motion Animation Film (Ages 7-10)
Summer 2017
$425
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Unfold your imagination as you use clay, drawings, Lego, Polly Pockets, Shopkins, or even your own action figures, to create your own stop motion animation film! Under the guidance of experienced instructors and filmmakers, you and your crew work together on storyboards, scripts and more. Then, the filming begins! Using video cameras and Apple laptops (we supply them), you add sound effects, titles, voices and music, culminating in your own high-energy action film, gut-busting comedy or inspiring drama (it’s up to you what you create!). On the last day, you showcase your movie for family and friends, and then get to take it home!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 10, 2017

End Date

July 14, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92012

Junior Inventors (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2017
$229
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Do you like to figure out how things work? What about creating new inventions? Join this fun inventors camp and learn about famous discoveries, and make some of your own! Explore electricity, gravity, sound, physics, and more, as you have fun with projects such as the airplane challenge. On the last day, inventions are presented at the amazing Invention Convention.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 17, 2017

End Date

July 21, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92016

Marine Mania (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2017
$229
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Become a marine biologist! See and touch real animals from the ocean, uncover fossilized shark teeth, experiment with making your own glowing ocean ooze, and use your science lab book to record daily observations. This camp will open your eyes to the fascinating world of oceans.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 31, 2017

End Date

August 04, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92021

Reaction Attraction (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2017
$229
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It’s time for some chemistry! Put on your goggles and get ready to test out some chemical reactions. Will it explode? Will it make noise? Will it stink up the place? Enter the lab and become a chemist! Learn about matter, identify chemicals, and investigate reactions that pop, fizz and foam. Join this popular camp, complete with projects, observations and science journals.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 31, 2017

End Date

August 04, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92020

Science Fun (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2017
$229
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This camp is an incredible mix of different science topics. Explore all different kinds of science—even the kind you can eat! Discover how things fly with fun physics, pull colours apart using creative chemistry, and enjoy a hair-raising experience with the help of our Vandergraff electrostatic generator! We promise you will love this week of science made fun!

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 17, 2017

End Date

July 21, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92017

The Amazing Human Body (Ages 6-9)
Summer 2017
$199
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Find out how the human body works though fun experiments and a week-long project. Join us in the lab and use doctors’ stethoscopes, thermometers, reflex hammers, and much more, in this educational and exciting camp. Check out what gives our body shape as we examine X-rays, take measurements, and record our findings. Create your own DNA model (with marshmallows!) and explore your five senses by testing out your taste buds, and tricking your eyes with optical illusions.

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 04, 2017

End Date

July 07, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92008

Notes

4-day camp

Junior Filmmakers (Ages 7-9)
Summer 2017
$425
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Use HD cameras and the latest digital equipment and hardware to film and edit your very own blockbuster! Working in a small group, you create a storyboard, write a script, and learn about camera angles and cinematography. Then, you put it all together as you film and edit a movie! Each group will also design web pages, posters and trailers to promote their upcoming movies. Family and friends get to enjoy a red carpet film festival on Friday, and you will receive a chaptered USB key with your film on it.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 24, 2017

End Date

July 28, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92025

Video Game Design – Journey to Trappist-1 (Ages 8-11)
Summer 2017
$389
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In early 2017, astronomers announced the discovery of the Trappist-1 system and its seven “earth-like” planets, only 40 light years away. In this action-packed, Trappist-1-inspired game design camp, you learn about the physics of space travel, engineer extraterrestrial ecosystems, and design alien worlds. Through the creation of board games, outdoor games and, of course, video games, you explore the key principles of game design from a curriculum designed by game artists and engineers. You’ll also learn how to use Unity3D, the software of choice for game developers around the world. Trappist-1 may be light years away, but after this camp you will have created a piece of it on Earth.

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 04, 2017

End Date

July 07, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92040

Notes

4-day camp

Video Game Design – Wild Pacific (Ages 8-11)
Summer 2017
$449
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From tide pools to the dark, cold depths of the ocean floor, the waters off the coast of BC are teeming with exotic creatures. This camp explores the biodiversity of marine life found along BC’s coast using game design. Using board games as a jumping-off point, you’ll create video games and learn the key principles of game design from a curriculum designed by game artists and engineers. You’ll also learn how to use Unity3D, the software of choice for game developers around the world.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 17, 2017

End Date

July 21, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92042

Adventures in Drama (Ages 8-12)
Summer 2017
$395
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Do you love pretending to be someone else, dressing up in costumes, and making up funny voices? Are you curious about drama? Come explore the exciting world of plays, theatre games, character creation and improv in this popular and fun-filled drama camp. Drama builds confidence, communication, collaboration and creative problem-solving skills. It is also a great way to practice improvisation and thinking quickly on your feet. This year, we will work on a play inspired by the popular fable Stone Soup by Mary Nygaard Peterson. You get to audition for the play, learn your lines, and put together a costume. At the end of the camp, you perform for friends and family!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 10, 2017

End Date

July 14, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92015

LEGO Beginners & Intermediate: Motorized Machines (Ages 8-12) July 4-7
Summer 2017
$239
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How does a helicopter work? A windmill? A crane? Use a variety of specialized LEGO Dacta and Education kits to build all kinds of cool machines that use gears, pulleys, levers, belts, and even pneumatic pumps and pistons. Many of the machines will be powered with LEGO motors, and some can even be connected to a computer and programmed to work. Intermediate students will build more complex machines and motorized mechanisms, including a dragster, a working grandfather clock, robotic animals, a power-generating wind turbine, a Ferris wheel, and a pneumatic claw. This camp also includes an introduction to LEGO Mindstorms robotics system.

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 04, 2017

End Date

July 07, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92011

Notes

4-day camp

LEGO Beginners & Intermediate: Motorized Machines (Ages 8-12) July 10-14
Summer 2017
$269
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How does a helicopter work? A windmill? A crane? Use a variety of specialized LEGO Dacta and Education kits to build all kinds of cool machines that use gears, pulleys, levers, belts, and even pneumatic pumps and pistons. Many of the machines will be powered with LEGO motors, and some can even be connected to a computer and programmed to work. Intermediate students will build more complex machines and motorized mechanisms, including a dragster, a working grandfather clock, robotic animals, a power-generating wind turbine, a Ferris wheel, and a pneumatic claw. This camp also includes an introduction to LEGO Mindstorms robotics system.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 10, 2017

End Date

July 14, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92029

Creativity & Graphic Design (Ages 9-12)
Summer 2017
$395
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This camp is for everyone who is interested in art and design (be it digital or print), drawing and storytelling. Posters, logos, and digital art are just a few of the graphic design areas you will explore, while having fun learning how to give form to your ideas using Adobe Creative Suite. Discover how the design process works through individual and team-based projects as you come up with cool designs for your own personalized T-shirt, a cereal box, a magazine, a book/CD cover, or poster.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 31, 2017

End Date

August 04, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92035

Crime Scene Investigation (Ages 9-12)
Summer 2017
$229
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Become a crime scene investigator and explore the fascinating world of biology and human genetics. Put on your geneticist hat and peer through microscopes, extract DNA, learn about fingerprinting, dabble in dental prints, and perform a chemical analysis. Have fun collecting and studying the different pieces of evidence that a scientist needs to come up with suspects and solve crimes. At the end of camp, a crime scene will be set up, and you’ll have the job of using forensics to solve the mystery. Take home an edible cell, a magnifying glass, a fingerprint chart, a DNA strand, and more!

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 24, 2017

End Date

July 28, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92018

Imaginative Storytelling: Fantastic Beasts and How to Create Them (Ages 9-12)
Summer 2017
$219
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Some of the best things about visiting imaginary worlds through literature and film are the fantastic creatures that dwell there, be they aliens from another world or magical beings overlooked in our own backyard. In this camp, you create your own fantastic beasts, and bring them to life through illustration, writing, and other creative exercises. Come to camp with your imagination and leave with your own fantastic menagerie that can be used for multitudes of future creative projects, from short story writing to graphic novels to card or board games.

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 04, 2017

End Date

July 07, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92010

Notes

4-day camp

Junior Photography: Seeing the World through a Creative Lens (Ages 9-12)
Summer 2017
$269
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Have you ever wondered what makes a photograph interesting? Learn how to take great photos using fun techniques. Explore the elements of photography by getting outside and discovering the world around you. Have fun with perspective, lighting, and photo challenges, and learn to enhance your photos at home, on a tablet or computer. Each day will feature challenges and hands-on learning. Bring your camera and learn how to develop your photographic eye! At the end of the class, you’ll get to share your work with family and friends in our final master slide.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 24, 2017

End Date

July 28, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92028

Kids Can Code: Apps, Animations & Game Design (Ages 9-12)
Summer 2017
$395
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Imagine taking any idea and bringing it to life using the power of technology. Imagine creating something that can change the world. That’s what coding can do. It’s easy to learn, rewarding to use, and lots of fun as well. In this varied and fun-filled camp, you learn computational thinking and essential coding concepts while you get to work with real code, plan and build an app from scratch, use your hands to build prototypes, create animations, and design and code a game you would love to play. Emphasis is on bringing ideas to life, creativity, and problem-solving. And so you don’t turn into some kind of honorary citizen of Mole City, each day you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get outside the computer lab and hang with friends.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 31, 2017

End Date

August 04, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92022

Robotics & Engineering (Ages 9-12)
Summer 2017
$269
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Ready, set, go! Become an engineer and make your own robot! Learn the basics of computer coding, experiment with robots of different shapes, sizes and levels of complexity, create 3D pictures using a printer pen, and learn what it takes to make a robot perform specific actions. At the end of this fun-filled and creative camp, you’ll be having robot races with your friends. You also get to take home your own colour bot and robot arm (don’t worry, you get to keep your human arm. We’re not asking you to become a cyborg). No coding or robotics experience necessary!

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 24, 2017

End Date

July 28, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92019

Young Filmmakers (Ages 9-12)
Summer 2017
$425
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Put yourself live and on location in the director’s chair and create a film! You and your crew use HD cameras and the latest digital equipment to do what the professionals do: storyboard, write a script, and decide on camera angles and cinematography. You also edit your movies and add voices, sound effects, music, and titles. How to advertise and market your film is also covered. At the end of camp, you get a DVD of your film and will have a chance to premiere it at The Reel Fun Film Festival. New and returning filmmakers welcome!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 17, 2017

End Date

July 21, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92024

Advanced LEGO Robotics (Ages 10-14)
Summer 2017
$269
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This advanced camp exclusively uses the LEGO Mindstorms robotics system. The focus is mainly on building a variety of robots using the Mindstorms programming software. Projects include robotic animals, remote control vehicles, musical instruments, and robotic arms. This camp is best suited for those who have taken our intermediate camp, or have experience building with LEGO Technic or LEGO Mindstorms robotics system.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 10, 2017

End Date

July 14, 2017

Instructor

Z. Molls

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92032

Lego Advanced: FLL Prep Camp (Ages 10-16)
Summer 2017
$395
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This camp is designed to give you a taste of what it’s like to compete in a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition. FLL is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students. The highlight of every competition is the robotics game challenge! Throughout the camp, you learn programming basics with LEGO Mindstorms as well as tips and tricks for building a competition robot. You then work with a partner to build and program a robot that will complete a variety of challenges for points on FLL game boards from past competitions. This camp is best suited for those who have taken an intermediate or advanced camp, or have experience using the LEGO Mindstorms robotics system.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 17, 2017

End Date

July 21, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92034

Video Game Design – Wild Pacific (Ages 11-14)
Summer 2017
$449
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The waters off the BC coast are teeming with fascinating creatures. Could even be a Russian submarine or two in there as well. Who knows? This camp uses game design to explore the stunning array of marine life (including any Russian submersibles) found along BC’s coast. By studying and creating board games, outdoor games and video games (the focus, however, is squarely on video games), you’ll examine the key principles of game design and learn what makes a game successful. The camp curriculum has been designed by game artists and engineers, so you can be confident that what you learn are established best practices in the video game industry. You’ll also learn how to use Unity3D, the software of choice for game developers around the world.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 17, 2017

End Date

July 21, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92043

Video Game Design – Journey to Trappist-1 (Ages 11-14)
Summer 2017
$389
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Astronomers recently (early April 2017 to be exact) announced the discovery of the Trappist-1 system. This system is not an attempt by Trappist monks to count cards and win big at Vegas. Trappist-1, as it turns out, is a star system that contains seven “earth-like” planets, only 40 light years away. Do aliens live there? Are they planning to invade and enslave us? In this action-packed game design camp, you learn about the physics of space travel, engineer extraterrestrial ecosystems, design alien worlds, and hopefully gain some insight into how to build a planetary defense grid. By creating board games, outdoor games and, of course, video games, you examine the fundamental principles of game design from a curriculum developed by game artists and engineers. You’ll also learn how to use Unity3D, the software of choice for game developers around the world.

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 04, 2017

End Date

July 07, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92041

Notes

4-day camp

CapU Digital Media & Innovation (DMI) Boot Camp (Ages 12-17)
Summer 2017
$1,395
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HIGH TECH MEETS HIGHER LEARNING
The CapU Digital Media & Innovation Boot Camp focuses on developing creative and innovative young people by nurturing their curiosity, imagination, and collaborative skills. We do this through real-world projects, which tap into the students’ innate creativity and intrinsic motivation by allowing them to create their own unique projects and learning plans within their chosen stream, all under the skilled guidance of our experienced instructors.

Through this process, students learn technical digital media and design skills, while exploring valuable tools for project management, innovation, teamwork, and problem-solving to help them choose and succeed on their career path. Guest speakers from the creative industry and relevant field trips further inspire campers to see where their talents could take them.

HOW DOES THE BOOT CAMP WORK?
You and your team work on a project within your chosen stream. You integrate your knowledge of media design and technology to create video games, animations, short films, audio recordings, special effects, digital art and designs, and more! Our experienced teachers guide you as you build your learning and project plan, and work through the learning tools and creative process. On the last day of camp, you showcase your project during a show- and-tell party for family and friends.

You may choose between six streams. You select which stream you’d like to join on the first day of camp. Each stream covers different aspects of digital media technology:

Stream 1: Game Design & Virtual Reality

Design your own video game with Vive Virtual Reality and Unreal Engine. Learn and use basic coding, physics and game design theory, and take home your own game executable.

Stream 2: 3D Modelling, Printing & Design
Calling all creators, makers and innovators of the future: Experiment with character modelling using Mudbox and create a Marvel character. Then, print your creation on our 3D printers, and finish it off with airbrush painting before you get to take it home.

Stream 3: Sound Recording and Mixing
Experiment with voice recording, sound principles and mixing, and create your own sound production files or remix for music, games or films, ready to take home.

Stream 4: Photography

Master camera use, composition lighting and different styles of photography. Then, learn how to use Photoshop and digital editing and printing techniques for great results. Take home 5 high quality prints for your portfolio.

Stream 5: Film and Visual Effects

Future filmmaker? Get a real feel for what it takes as you move through the film making process of pre-production (script writing, storyboarding, shot lists), production (camera and lighting use, shot types, make-up, green screen and sound), and post-production (editing and visual effects). Take home all your video project files.

Stream 6: Graphic Design and Digital Art

Do you love to draw, design and create? Learn and perfect your skills with design principles, concepts and processes using tools from the Adobe Creative Suite such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Then, take home a T-shirt and a full colour high quality printout or poster for your designs.

WHO IS THIS FOR?
Campers must be highly motivated and self-directed with a strong interest in art, design, and digital media.

PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT GIVES YOU THE EDGE
The camp takes place in the labs of the Digital Media Academy at Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver. You will be able to bring any idea to life with professional software and equipment, including Valve’s Vive virtual reality development kits, the latest Adobe CC Master and Autodesk suites, as well as 3D and 2D printers, video and photography cameras, and a studio outfitted with lights, a green screen and sound recording equipment.

WHY CHOOSE THE CAP U DIGITAL MEDIA & INNOVATION BOOT CAMP?
• Hands-on experience with latest digital technology ensures your skill-sets are up-to-date and in demand
• Emphasis on creativity and problem-solving means you don’t just learn to use tools, you learn to harness ideas and turn them into reality
• Inquiry-based, self-directed learning format puts you in charge of your ideas
• Group learning environment develops confidence, communication and collaborative skills, not to mention new friends!
• Relevant, real-world curriculum combined with a focus on creative aptitude and problem-solving skills prepares you for college and university programs. Or to become a super-villain, if university isn’t part of your plans
• Field trips give you first-hand exposure to real-world industry leaders and world-class facilities such as the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation
• Exceptional teaching, expertise and experience. The CapU DMI Boot Camp is led by experienced and passionate teachers – one of them who has won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

TUITION INCLUDES:
• Opportunity to take work home on your personal Dropbox or Google Drive
• Personalized feedback
• Field trips and guest speakers
• Certificate of Completion
• Materials and supplies
• CapU Digital Media & Innovation Camp T-shirt
• High student-to-staff ratios
• Last day of camp show-and-tell party

Note: Early Bird Discount! Register before school ends (June 29th) and pay only $1,395 (Regular: $1,595).

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 08:30 – 15:30

Start Date

August 08, 2017

End Date

August 18, 2017

Location

Argyle Secondary School

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92033

Notes

No camp Aug 7

Coding for Teens (Ages 13+)
Summer 2017
$395
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Imagine taking any idea and bringing it to life using the power of technology. Imagine creating something that can change the world! That’s what coding can do. Code is the language of technology. It’s easy to learn, powerful to use, and great fun for everyone. Whether you’ve already designed your first app or video game, or are completely new to the world of coding, this camp will inspire and challenge you. You will learn essential skills in computational thinking and coding concepts while getting to work with advanced code and taking an inside look at the world of web development, HTML & CSS. Daily challenges and projects include planning, prototyping and testing concepts such as creating your own website, building an app, as well as designing and coding games. You will work on your own projects, as well as collaborate in teams to achieve a common goal. Emphasis is on bringing ideas to life, innovation and creative problem-solving.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 24, 2017

End Date

July 28, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92023

Fantastic Writing (Ages 13+)
Summer 2017
$249
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Harry Potter, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, The Golden Compass, Lord of the Rings, Percy Jackson – What do all these books have in common? They are all considered “fantasy”. Fantasy includes a diverse range of stories and has many subgenres, from Urban Fantasy starring vampires to High Fantasy starring wizards and dragons. In this workshop, through discussion, short fiction, and short films, we explore these subgenres and build our own fantastic world from which to create original myths, legends, poetry, and other tales. Join author Danika Dinsmore for an inspiring journey through the realm of fantasy writing. The camp features new insights, exercises, and projects to engage new and returning Fantastic Writing students.

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 10, 2017

End Date

July 14, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92014

Future Engineers Camp: Lego EV3 Robotics and 3D Printing (Ages 13+)
Summer 2017
$469
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Calling all future engineers! If you possess an innate curiosity for how things work, enjoy solving problems, and want to build things that can change the way people live, this camp could be your first step on this exciting journey. Dive into the field of robotics and 3D printing under the skilled guidance of CapU STEM faculty, Jo Wang and Bruno Tomberli, and students from computing science and engineering. During the first two days, you construct and program LEGO EV3 robots to complete a series of challenges, such as transporting blocks, traffic light recognition, color sorting, etc. The last three days will be spent in a 3D printing lab using the 3D print facilities in the library. You’ll use coding to design a 3D model and learn how to prepare it for printing. Then. you print your design in plastic using a deposition printer. Students are encouraged to join the camp with a 3D print project in mind. All experience levels welcome!

Schedule

Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 15:00

Start Date

July 31, 2017

End Date

August 04, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92031

Capturing the Moment: Photography for the Keen Eye (Ages 13+)
Summer 2017
$395
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Have you ever wondered how to take amazing photographs? Learn how to capture the moment and push past being an ‘automatic’ photographer! Explore composition and lighting techniques, examine famous photos and learn how to incorporate the elements of photography to push your images to the next level. Manipulating shutter speed, aperture and ISO are covered, as well as how to incorporate elements of art to create visually striking images. Each day includes student-driven photo challenges, outdoor shoots, and an opportunity to use photo-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom to work on your photos. Bring your camera and be ready to take your skills to the next level!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 17, 2017

End Date

July 21, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92027

Teen Filmmakers (Ages 13+)
Summer 2017
$425
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Put yourself live and on location in the director’s chair and create a film! You and your crew use HD cameras and the latest digital equipment to do what real movie professionals do: create storyboards, write a script, and determine camera angles and cinematography. You edit your movies and add voices, sound effects, music, and titles. But you’re not done yet: you also learn how to advertise and market your film. At the end of camp, you will get a DVD of your film and will have a chance to premiere it at The Reel Fun Film Festival. All experience levels are welcome and are sure to be challenged!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 10, 2017

End Date

July 14, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92013

Claymation & Stop Motion Animation (Ages 13+)
Summer 2017
$425
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Unleash your inner Spielberg and create a stop motion animation film that is sure to rival anything Hollywood can conjure up. You and your small crew will storyboard; write a script; brainstorm titles; build a set; and add sound effects, voices and music, culminating in your own heart-stopping action flick, dramatic tour-de-force or hilarious comedy (or whatever you want your movie to be about!) You will also devise ways to advertise and market your film. Family and friends will enjoy a red carpet film festival on Friday afternoon, and you will receive your movies to share with the world!

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 24, 2017

End Date

July 28, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92026

Design Camp (Ages 15+)
Summer 2017
$469
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If you love to draw or play around with hand-lettering, or find that people ask you to design posters or logos for them, this camp is for you! You’ll get some real insight into what it’s like to have a career as a designer/illustrator, get a chance to immerse yourself in a whole week of creative activity, and start to build or add to your portfolio. Learn from a professional graphic designer, as well as CapU IDEA School of Design instructor Carol Aitken, meet current undergraduate design and illustration students, and practise hands-on skills that all creatives need. Just a few of the topics covered include how to keep a sketchbook and what to draw, how to incorporate important design and colour principles into your projects, the basics of good typography, and tips for presenting your ideas to clients. You’ll take home a logo that you designed yourself, and a book jacket for your portfolio.

Schedule

Mon -Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 31, 2017

End Date

August 04, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92030

LSAT (Law School Admission Test) Prep – Intensive
Summer 2017
$998
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Targeting the September, October or November 2017 LSAT

Thinking of going to law school? Gain the skills needed to excel on the LSAT and improve your chances of getting into the law school of your choice with our comprehensive LSAT Prep Course. The course is based on official LSAT tests direct from the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and will use a variety of materials from the most sought after publishers of LSAT preparation resources. Course fee includes workbook and tests.

The schedule for this course is as follows:

Session Date Time

Activity

Class 1 Tuesday, Aug 8 18:00 – 22:00 Introduction and Diagnostic Test
Class 2 Wednesday, Aug 9 18:00 – 21:00 LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 3 Thursday, Aug 10 18:00 – 21:00 LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 4 Saturday, Aug 12 10:00 – 14:00 LSAT Analytical Reasoning Section – Logic Games
Class 5 Tuesday, Aug 15 18:00 – 21:00 LSAT Logical Reasoning Section – Short Passages
Class 6 Wednesday, Aug 16 18:00 – 21:00 LSAT Logical Reasoning Section – Short Passages
Class 7 Thursday, Aug 17 18:00 – 21:00 LSAT Logical Reasoning Section – Short Passages
Class 8 Saturday, Aug 19 10:00 – 15:00 LSAT Reading Comprehension – Long Passages & Essay Question
Class 9 Sunday, Aug 20 10:00 – 15:00 LSAT Practice – Full Length Test
Class 10 Tuesday, Aug 22 18:00 – 21:00 LSAT Reading Comprehension – Long Passages, Essay Question, & Last-Minute Tips

Note: Capilano University students and alumni are eligible for a $100 discount. Please call 604.984.4901 to register and avail of the discount.

Start Date

August 08, 2017

End Date

August 22, 2017

Instructor

A. Sohrevardi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92006

Intro to Honey Beekeeping
Spring 2017
$219
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Are you curious about the fascinating world of beekeeping and the honeybee? Whether you have always had an interest, or are new to keeping bees, this two-day introductory course is for you. Join Master Beekeeper and certified BC Honey Producer Association Instructor, Lianne Shyry, to delve into the basics of beekeeping. This course teaches you basic honey bee biology and behavior, as well as the equipment and supplies required to get started. Learn about various bee products such as wax, propolis and honey from different nectars. You also get an overview of disease and pest management techniques, and are led through the yearly cycle of a beekeeper, gaining insight into seasonal expectations.

Schedule

1 Sat & 1 Sun, 09:30 – 13:30

Start Date

February 25, 2017

End Date

February 26, 2017

Instructor

L. Shyry

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91024

Capilano University Festival Chorus
Spring 2017
$195
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This spring, the Capilano University Festival Chorus, along with the Capilano University Singers, the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, and conductors Janna Sailor and Lars Kaario, perform Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor, along with popular opera choruses, including Brindisi’s La Traviata, the Anvil Chorus from Verdi’s Il Trovatore, and March of the Toreadors from Bizet’s Carmen. Bravo!

To register in the chorus:
If you are interested in joining the Festival Chorus, please call Capilano University at 604.986.1911, ext. 2309 before registering, to schedule an audition.

REHEARSALS:
12 Wed, Jan 11 – Apr 5, 7 – 10 pm

DRESS REHEARSAL:
Fri, Apr 7, 6:30 – 10:30 pm

PERFORMANCES:
Great Mass in C Minor & Opera Choruses: Sat, Apr 8 @ 8 pm, & Sun, Apr 9 @ 3 pm, at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University.

About Capilano University Festival Chorus:
The chorus sings the vast range of choral music from the medieval period to newly commissioned works. Past concerts include Handel’s Messiah, Charpentier’s Te Deum, Fauré’s Requiem, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, the 4th movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Bach’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mozart, Brahms, and Fauré’s Requiem, and Schubert’s Mass in C.

Instructor Lars Kaario is the Director of Choral and Conducting Studies at Capilano University, where he teaches ear-training and voice. To see his complete bio, please click here.

Schedule

12 Wed, 19:00 – 22:00

Start Date

January 11, 2017

End Date

April 05, 2017

Instructor

L. Kaario

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91014

Spanish for Travellers
Spring 2017
$269
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Get ready for that trip to a Spanish-speaking country with this nuts-and-bolts introduction to Spanish language and culture. You learn the essentials: pronunciation, useful expressions, and vocabulary to communicate in basic Spanish, while gaining perspective on Latin American and Spanish cultures. Expect lots of opportunity to practise speaking and listening with classmates and with your instructor. Interactive and practical learning activities are the focus of this short, engaging course. Instructor Blanca Paniagua is passionate about sharing her mother tongue and culture.

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Schedule

4 Sat, 09:30 – 11:30

Start Date

February 18, 2017

End Date

March 11, 2017

Instructor

B. Paniagua

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91007

Spanish: Level 1
Spring 2017
$349
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This fast-paced introductory course is an ideal opportunity to learn about Latin American culture and develop the skills necessary to begin to read, understand and speak sufficient Spanish to engage in everyday activities. Learn to communicate in basic present-tense Spanish as you familiarize yourself with the grammar and vocabulary of activities such as ordering meals in restaurants, booking hotels, and travelling. The language skills you learn can also be used in home and family settings. In this challenging course you will participate in pronunciation, repetition, dialogue and grammar exercises supplemented with a textbook and some homework. New and returning students are welcome.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Practical Spanish Grammar available at the University bookstore.

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Spanish for Travellers

Schedule

10 Wed, 18:30 – 20:30

Start Date

January 18, 2017

End Date

March 29, 2017

Instructor

A. Arreaga

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91030

Notes

No class Mar 22

Getting Beyond the First Draft: Editing Your Manuscript for Success
Spring 2017
$369
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Do you have a first draft of a manuscript (or most of a first draft) tucked away in a dark desk drawer? Or deposited in banker box in the basement? Wonderful! You are ready for the next step: revision. Whether you cranked out a novel during NaNoWriMo, or you have patches of your memoir that you are ready to stitch together, or you’ve completed the first book in the series of Tolkienesque adventures, this 6-session class will move your book forward in the revision process. Together, we will discuss revision strategies, crystallize your book concept through in-class writing exercises, and workshop key moments from your manuscript. At the end of our time together, you will have peer-feedback, a revision plan to get you beyond your first draft, and a draft of a book proposal. Together we will welcome your tome into the sunshine.

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

March 22, 2017

End Date

April 26, 2017

Instructor

R. Fernandez

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91013

How to Create a Solid Story Structure & Write Great Fiction
Spring 2017
$369
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This is your call to action! Step out of the ordinary world and into the extraordinary world of story structure. In this course, we start from the premise that all people have an ear for plot, as it is the rhythm that marches us through fact, fiction, and our own personal narratives. We will explore a variety of story structures, including (but not limited to) Aristotle’s Poetics, the hero’s journey, and the three act structure. In doing so, we will deepen our understanding of the elements of plot thereby sharpening our own storytelling ability. We will start with the basics and gradually move on to more complex writing exercises. By the end of this course, you will have completed a piece of micro-fiction, a short story, a book outline and a first chapter (including a hook and an inciting incident). You will return from our journey to the ordinary world forever changed.

Schedule

6 Sat, 09:30 – 12:00

Start Date

March 18, 2017

End Date

April 29, 2017

Instructor

R. Fernandez

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91012

Notes

No class Apr 15

How to Write Convincing Dialogue
Spring 2017
$369
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Sharpen your writing skills and challenge yourself to write brilliant, engaging – yet believable – dialogue that connects with your audience. By studying examples from various works, practising in-class, and doing assignments at home, you will gain an understanding of what effective dialogue is, and then learn to create it. By the end of the course, you will know how to write dialogue “from the inside out”, distinguish between “real” and “interesting” dialogue, engage in eavesdropping to hone the ear, practise writing like an actor (using objectives and tactics), understand the difference between “story logic” and “character logic”, and use value shifts to heighten intensity. Bring your desire to learn and experiment! This course is relevant for new, as well as experienced, writers.

Schedule

6 Tue, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

February 21, 2017

End Date

March 28, 2017

Instructor

S. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91019

Life Drawing
Spring 2017
$449
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Life drawing is a foundation skill needed for all types of visual arts, particularly animation. Using gesture drawing from a live model, you learn the basic principles of observational skills, and develop your understanding of volume, form and line. Work on your portfolio while improving your drawing skills under the guidance of an expert instructor, Moh Ghoreishi, who teaches in the University’s Commercial Animation program. Bring a 2B pencil and 50 sheets of white copy paper or a sketchbook of at least 11” × 14” to the first class. Price includes the weekly model fee.

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Drawing and Design Basics
Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer

Schedule

8 Thu, 18:00 – 21:00

Start Date

February 16, 2017

End Date

April 13, 2017

Instructor

M. Ghoreishi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91015

Notes

No class Mar 9

Drawing and Design Basics
Spring 2017
$439
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Through personalized instruction and inspiring in-class assignments, you produce seven to nine pieces of illustration and design. Projects include pattern as storytelling, portraiture, typography, collage, scratchboard, linoblock printing, and more. As you grow familiar with studio materials and design concepts, you’ll be able to express your creativity in original and exciting new ways. The course focuses on mostly black and white solutions, and does not include Life Drawing.

This course is taught by IDEA instructor and professional illustrator Pascal Milelli, and is perfect for students wanting to continue building their portfolio. Newbies welcome too! Course fee includes supplies.

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Life Drawing
Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer

Schedule

8 Tue, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

January 31, 2017

End Date

March 21, 2017

Instructor

P. Milelli

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91036

Digital Photography in a Snap
Spring 2017
$198
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You’ll be amazed at how one day can make a world of difference to your photography. In this introduction to digital photography course, you will learn the features, controls and settings on your digital camera, and how to navigate the different menus. Then, you get to test out your new camera knowledge, and experiment with the concepts you’ve learned, under the guidance of a professional photographer and expert teacher.

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New Skills for Digital Photography
Enhance & Organize your Photos with Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer

Schedule

1 Sat, 09:30 – 13:30

Date

February 18, 2017

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91027

New Skills for Digital Photography
Spring 2017
$389
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You’ve started your journey into digital photography and you know the camera basics. Now, take the next step and gain a better understanding of how to create great photographs. In this hands-on, interactive course, you will learn lighting techniques for portraits, landscapes, products, and food. You will apply this new knowledge through in-class photo sessions and demonstrations, while becoming a master of your camera’s features, and learning photographic concepts as you go. This class will also cover key best practices for editing, printing, emailing and archiving images.

PREREQUISITES: Digital Photography in a Snap, or a basic understanding of digital photography and your camera’s features.

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Enhance & Organize your Photos with Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer

Schedule

4 Sat, 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

February 25, 2017

End Date

March 18, 2017

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91029

Enhance & Organize your Photos with Adobe Lightroom
Spring 2017
$389
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You know how to shoot your photos, but do you know how to organize them and make them look the best they can? This course will teach you how to organize and enhance your photos using Adobe Lightroom. You’ll also learn how to follow a detailed workflow to vastly improve your photo management skills and enhance your digital photographs in creative ways. Topics include importing photos, organizing them through keywords, cropping, correcting colour, contrast and brightness, converting to black and white, sharing your images, and more. Adobe Lightroom is one of the most used software programs for organizing and enhancing digital photos. It is simple enough for beginners, but also powerful enough for professionals.

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New Skills for Digital Photography
Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer

Schedule

6 Thu, 18:00 – 20:30

Start Date

April 20, 2017

End Date

May 25, 2017

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91028

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Spring 2017
$415
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Whether you are a print or web designer, social media marketer, photographer, or beginner, Photoshop will make your images look great. In this course, you learn basic Photoshop skills from image editing, resizing and retouching, to making adjustments and combining images with layers, and optimizing for web and print. Topics covered include essential tools and palettes, resizing, cropping and resolution, optimizing file size and graphic quality for print and web, lighting & colour corrections, creating composite layered images, retouching and restoring photos, layers, selections & layer masks, adding text to images, grid-based layout and working with type and colour. Time will be provided to work on personal photos. Basic photography experience would be an asset but is not required. Note that this course is taught in a PC lab, but is compatible for Mac users.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills including file and folder management, and working with file formats and shared network drives and/or Dropbox. Familiarity with a personal computer, mouse, simple keyboard shortcuts, and Windows operating system.
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New Skills for Digital Photography
Enhance & Organize your Photos with Adobe Lightroom
HTML & CSS Web Fundamentals
Create Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

March 08, 2017

End Date

April 12, 2017

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91006

Mixed Media Painting: Surface, Collage, Photo Transfer
Spring 2017
$189
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Explore your creativity using acrylic paints, textured mediums, metallics and a huge variety of tantalizing mixed media materials. Join instructor Shary Bartlett to experiment with techniques such as photo transfer, collage, layering, and creating lush texture. This class will strengthen your understanding of composition and stimulate the artist within, in a fun and supportive environment. A wide range of supplies are included in the $40 (+GST) supply fee to be paid to the instructor (cash only) at the first class.

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Schedule

1 Sat & 1 Sun, 10:00 – 16:30

Start Date

May 27, 2017

End Date

May 28, 2017

Instructor

S. Bartlett

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91016

Microsoft PowerPoint FastTrack
Spring 2017
$289
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Master PowerPoint! In this intensive and fast-paced course, you learn how to build effective business presentations using the main features and functionality of PowerPoint. Discover how to create effective presentations based on templates, incorporating text, formatting objects, graphics, charts and tables, as well as transitions and special effects. Best practices will also be covered. Knowledge of other Microsoft applications would be an asset but is not required. Training will be based on Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 and be given on a PC.

PREREQUISITES: Familiarity with a personal computer, mouse, keyboard, and Windows operating system. Knowledge of other Microsoft applications an asset, but not required.

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Microsoft Outlook FastTrack
Microsoft Excel FastTrack
Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1: Master the Basics

Schedule

1 Fri, 09:00 – 16:00

Date

April 21, 2017

Instructor

P. Robertshaw

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91035

Microsoft Outlook FastTrack
Spring 2017
$289
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Take control of your inbox and your calendar! In this course, you will learn essential skills to effectively manage your time, meetings and email communication using advanced functions in Outlook such as folders, rules, task functions and Quick Steps. The course is fast paced, interactive and hands-on and will also include tips on good working habits in order to more effectively using the software. It is relevant to new or current users of Outlook who have basic experience with the main functions. Training will be given on a PC and is based on Microsoft Outlook 2013.

PREREQUISITES: Familiarity with a personal computer, mouse, keyboard, and Windows operating system, as well as basic working knowledge of Outlook. Knowledge of other Microsoft applications an asset, but not required.

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Microsoft PowerPoint FastTrack
Microsoft Excel FastTrack
Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1: Master the Basics

Schedule

1 Fri, 09:00 – 16:00

Date

March 03, 2017

Instructor

M. Kang

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91032

Microsoft Excel FastTrack
Spring 2017
$289
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Learn real world Excel functions and features that will immediately boost your productivity, increase your efficiency and get your job done quicker! This one-day hands-on workshop will help you develop an Excel toolkit of techniques and everyday solutions to create robust spreadsheets that easily adapt to your changing needs. Topics will include analyzing or ranking data, working with text, creating charts, complex formulas, controlling data input, conditional formatting, pivot tables and an overview on the power of automation using macro VBA programming. Training will be based on Microsoft Excel 2013, and be given on a PC.

PREREQUISITES: Basic working knowledge of Excel.

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Microsoft Outlook FastTrack
Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1: Daily Business Applications
Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2: Designing Better Worksheets

Schedule

1 Fri, 09:00 – 16:00

Date

April 28, 2017

Instructor

L. Ribeiro

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91026

Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1: Daily Business Applications
Spring 2017
$315
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No spreadsheet experience necessary! This hands-on course for beginners shows you how to create typical numerical business reports. Learn how to manage worksheets by copying, moving and editing cells, columns and rows. Create common business calculations with formulas and functions. Use themes and styles to give your worksheets professional flair, and discover the ins and outs of printing workbooks. Course material will be provided in class.

PREREQUISITES: Basic knowledge of how to use a computer, keyboard, mouse and Windows operating system.

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Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2: Designing Better Worksheets
Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 3: Data Analysis
Microsoft Excel FastTrack
Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1: Master the Basics

Schedule

4 Thu, 18:30 – 21:15

Start Date

February 09, 2017

End Date

March 02, 2017

Instructor

M. Vahid-Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91044

Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2: Designing Better Worksheets
Spring 2017
$315
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This course is for the information worker who wants hands-on experience learning intermediate and advanced Excel features for business reports, including charts showing trends or patterns, or table and database functions. Learn how to design and print charts, draw and format shapes, WordArt, images, and graphic objects. Organize data by creating and modifying ranges and tables. Learn to sort and filter data as well as customize the toolbar and ribbon. You will also learn how to use hyperlinks, import and export data, and create basic macros. Course material will be provided in class.

PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of the Excel Level 1 course, or equivalent is required.

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Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 3: Data Analysis
Microsoft Excel FastTrack

Schedule

4 Thu, 18:30 – 21:15

Start Date

March 09, 2017

End Date

March 30, 2017

Instructor

M. Vahid-Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91045

Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 3: Data Analysis
Spring 2017
$389
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This unique course brings Excel data analysis features under one umbrella, equipping you with solid skills for data analysis and data management. The course is relevant to decision-makers and business managers, who need to make sense of data, as well as to the competent Excel user and data analyst, who need the features for their everyday work. Topics covered are table tabularization, PivotTables and Pivot Charts, organizing data and scenarios, basic statistical functions and forecasting using time-based data. At the end of this course you will be able to visualize data and create statistical analysis as a basis for business and everyday life decision–making. The course is based on Microsoft Excel 2013. A combination of web resources, articles and videos will be introduced.

PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of the Excel Level 2 course, or equivalent is required.

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Microsoft Excel FastTrack

Schedule

5 Thu, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

April 20, 2017

End Date

May 18, 2017

Instructor

M. Vahid-Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91046

Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1: Master the Basics
Spring 2017
$315
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Create professional-looking documents using some of the introductory features of Word. This 4-week course will open your eyes to the extensive tools available in Word, and helps you build a solid foundation of skills before moving on to Level 2. This course is based on Microsoft Word 2013, but is also applicable to Word 2010. Please bring a 3-ring binder and a flash-drive to class. This course does not work from a textbook. Training will be given on a PC.

PREREQUISITES: Familiarity with a personal computer, mouse, keyboard, and Windows operating system.

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Microsoft Word 2013 Level 2: Advanced Graphics & Formatting
Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1: Daily Business Applications
Microsoft PowerPoint FastTrack
Microsoft Outlook FastTrack

Schedule

4 Mon, 18:15 – 21:00

Start Date

January 30, 2017

End Date

February 27, 2017

Instructor

P. Robertshaw

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91033

Notes

No class Feb 13

Microsoft Word 2013 Level 2: Advanced Graphics & Formatting
Spring 2017
$315
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Building on your basic Word skills, this fast-paced course extends your knowledge of Word 2013. You will add graphics and apply advanced formatting to your documents with emphasis on discovering features to improve efficiency and increase your working speed. Features such as lists, tables and more complex layouts will be explored and mastered. Please bring a 3-ring binder and flash-drive. This course does not work from a textbook. Training will be given on a PC.

PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of the Word Level 1 course, or equivalent is required.

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Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1: Daily Business Applications
Microsoft PowerPoint FastTrack
Microsoft Excel FastTrack

Schedule

2 Wed, 09:30 – 13:00

Start Date

April 05, 2017

End Date

April 12, 2017

Instructor

P. Robertshaw

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91034

Adobe InDesign Fundamentals
Spring 2017
$415
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Create fantastic looking digital and print files! In this hands-on course, you will learn about the many ways professionals use Adobe InDesign to combine text, illustrations and images, and create documents optimized for both web and print. Topics covered include essential tools and palettes, InDesign workspace customization, preparing images for print and web documents, leveraging master pages to speed up your work, organizing page elements using layers, creating and manipulating vector art, working with type using style sheets, the use of a column-grid to more consistently layout your page elements, troubleshooting existing InDesign documents, optimizing file size and graphic quality for print and web, and packaging or exporting your complete documents. Real-world examples will be presented, as well as hands-on exercises with real-time feedback from your instructor. Note that this course is taught in a PC lab, but is compatible for Mac users.

PREREQUISITES: Basic familiarity with the Windows operating system and simple keyboard shortcuts.
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Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

March 08, 2017

End Date

April 12, 2017

Instructor

T. Boytinck

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91020

Email & Newsletter Marketing
Spring 2017
$369
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Email offers a cost-effective way to market new products and services. It still has the highest ROI of all digital marketing, and if used right, can really build loyalty and drive business. This course is relevant to anyone who wants to learn how to plan an effective email campaign, create fantastic templates and reach more of the right people. Topics include determining which tools to use, setting up newsletter templates, administration, and content text optimization. You will also learn how to measure the success of your campaigns. Prepare to get your emails noticed after this hands-on and practical course! If in doubt, please contact us for a detailed outline.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills are required. Some experience with basic website administration or marketing is an asset.
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Social Media Fundamentals
Introduction to SEO, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics
Digital Content Marketing Strategy

Schedule

4 Tue, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

February 28, 2017

End Date

March 21, 2017

Instructor

M. Petrovic

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91023

Introduction to SEO, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics
Spring 2017
$415
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Google AdWords are two of the primary ways websites can increase their visibility on Google. Increased visibility leads to more website visitors, which in turn can lead to more sales. Businesses interested in achieving greater online exposure need to implement SEO and AdWords campaigns in order to achieve this. It is crucial to analyze site visits data to detect what is working in an organization’s online marketing initiatives, and where there is room for improvement – that’s where Google Analytics comes in. Geared towards professionals and small businesses, this course will teach you the fundamentals of SEO, Google AdWords campaigns, as well as how to interpret Google Analytics reports. You will have the opportunity to work on real-life examples in a group setting. If in doubt, please contact us for a detailed outline.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills are required. Some experience with basic website administration or marketing is an asset.
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Social Media Fundamentals
Digital Content Marketing Strategy
Email & Newsletter Marketing

Schedule

6 Tue, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

March 28, 2017

End Date

May 02, 2017 *

Instructor

M. Petrovic

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91025

Notes

*End date different from print brochure.

Digital Content Marketing Strategy
Spring 2017
$389
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Ever looked at your social media channels and wondered how or what you should post next? If so, whether you are working in marketing or social media, are an entrepreneur or a manager of a small business, this course is for you! This course will teach you how to create visual, written and other forms of social media content within a consistent strategy. We’ll go far beyond theory and get into the practice of actually creating content to be published on your channels. Real-world examples will be presented from successful local brands, as well as hands-on exercises with real-time feedback. Newcomers to social media are encouraged to attend the Social Media Mastery or Social Media Fundamentals course prior to enrolling in this course. Access to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts is recommended.
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Social Media Fundamentals
Social Media Mastery: Unleash a Successful Online Personal Brand
Introduction to SEO, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics

Schedule

4 Thu, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

March 30, 2017

End Date

April 20, 2017

Instructor

C. Galway

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91022

Social Media Fundamentals
Spring 2017
$369
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This hands-on foundational course will help you gain an in-depth understanding of the social media landscape, how it integrates with offline business, and how to develop your own social media plan and strategy. Explore how the best social media brands run, and what you can learn from them for your own business. Participate in weekly hands-on workshops with social media strategist, Conner Galway, who has worked with brands ranging from local businesses to national chains. You will also get a social media handbook to help you long after the course is over. No social media experience is required, but some knowledge is an asset. Access to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts is recommended.
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Introduction to SEO, Google AdWords, and Google Analytics
Digital Content Marketing Strategy

Schedule

4 Thu, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

February 16, 2017

End Date

March 09, 2017

Instructor

C. Galway

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91031

HTML & CSS Web Fundamentals
Spring 2017
$389
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Regardless of your profession, HTML and CSS are great skills to have. And even a little knowledge of how websites work, can make a big difference in your marketing or digital design career. The good news is that writing HTML & CSS from scratch is fast and easy. With a solid foundation in modern HTML & CSS coding, you can design a website exactly the way you want, have the skills to edit websites created with other tools like WordPress or Dreamweaver, and have a deeper understanding of the web. After this course, you will be able to hand-code a basic website, including changing colours, fonts, creating/updating hyperlinks, adding forms and integrating social media, and have the knowledge to decipher HTML and CSS code from other websites to aid in further learning.

PREREQUISITES: Strong keyboarding and file management skills required.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide (8th Edition) by Elizabeth Castro & Bruce Hyslop, available at Chapters and Amazon. Please purchase and bring to first class.
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Create Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress
Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

April 19, 2017

End Date

May 24, 2017

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91010

Bookkeeping Basics
Spring 2017
$389
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Are you a new bookkeeper or accountant? Or do you need a review of bookkeeping before taking QuickBooks or more advanced accounting courses? The course covers the basics of practical accounting procedures, including assets and liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses. You will learn the double entry system of debiting and crediting accounts, how to prepare balance sheets and income statements, and why accounts are listed on each. Payroll as well as subsidiary ledgers and how they relate to the general ledger are also covered. Bring a calculator, pencil and eraser and be prepared to roll up your sleeves!

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QuickBooks 1 for Bookkeepers
Quickbooks for Small Business Owners & Managers
Intro to Accounting

Schedule

3 Sat, 09:30 – 14:30

Start Date

January 21, 2017

End Date

February 04, 2017

Instructor

L. Scott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91003

Quickbooks 1 for Bookkeepers
Spring 2017
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QuickBooks, because of its user-friendly interface, is an accounting application recommended for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Learn how to implement QuickBooks into your business’s day-to-day needs, including options for configuring QuickBooks to suit your type of business, how to enter accounts payable and receivable, prepare cheques, record credit card charges and reconcile bank accounts and credit cards. You will also discover how to create sales invoices and manage customer accounts as well as get an introduction on how to set up payroll. This course is ideal for anyone new to QuickBooks and for those who want to use it as a solution to their financial reporting needs.

PREREQUISITES: Bookkeeping Basics, or a basic understanding of bookkeeping.

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QuickBooks 2 for Bookkeepers
QuickBooks for Small Business Owners & Managers
Intro to Accounting

Schedule

6 Sat, 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

February 18, 2017

End Date

March 25, 2017

Instructor

L. Scott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91004

Quickbooks 2 for Bookkeepers
Spring 2017
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Learn to master more advanced functions in QuickBooks such as how to deal with a business using more than one currency, inventory valuation methods, making partial payments on vendor bills or handling partial payments of invoices, creating progress billings, creating journal entries to fix errors, and much more. Upon successful completion of the course, you will also be able to set up a payroll schedule for salaried employees and handle functions such as benefits, vacation and advance pay. This course is ideal for anyone with foundational knowledge and experience with QuickBooks who wants to deepen their knowledge and ability to use QuickBooks for small businesses. If in doubt, please contact us for a detailed outline.

PREREQUISITES: QuickBooks 1 for Bookkeepers, or similar experience.

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Bookkeeping Basics
QuickBooks for Small Business Owners & Managers
Intro to Accounting

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

February 22, 2017

End Date

March 29, 2017

Instructor

L. Scott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91008

Quickbooks for Small Business Owners & Managers
Spring 2017
$279
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How do you get the report you want from QuickBooks? Can you use it for budgeting? Is QuickBooks the right accounting solution for your business? In this overview of QuickBooks for managers, you will gain an understanding of how to use the software as a valuable tool to manage your business, even if you are not the one doing the books on a daily basis. You will become comfortable using the reporting and budgeting features, and will gain an understanding of what editions, versions and modules (including payroll), may be most beneficial to your particular business.

PREREQUISITES: Intro to Accounting, Bookkeeping Basics, or basic accounting knowledge.

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QuickBooks 1 for Bookkeepers

Schedule

3 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

April 19, 2017

End Date

May 03, 2017

Instructor

L. Scott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91009

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (January 14-15)
Spring 2017
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC. The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

January 14, 2017

End Date

January 15, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91037

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (February 4-5)
Spring 2017
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

February 04, 2017

End Date

February 05, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91038

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (February 25-26)
Spring 2017
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

February 25, 2017

End Date

February 26, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91039

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (March 18-19)
Spring 2017
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

March 18, 2017

End Date

March 19, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91040

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (April 8-9)
Spring 2017
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

April 08, 2017

End Date

April 09, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91041

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (April 29-30)
Spring 2017
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

April 29, 2017

End Date

April 30, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91042

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (May 13-14)
Summer 2017
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

May 13, 2017

End Date

May 14, 2017

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92002

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (May 27-28)
Summer 2017
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

May 27, 2017

End Date

May 28, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92003

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (June 10-11)
Summer 2017
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

June 10, 2017

End Date

June 11, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92004

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (June 24-25)
Summer 2017
$175
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

There will be a short test on day two of the course which you will need to pass in order to receive your Motion Picture Industry Orientation certificate.

Note: Course manual is included in the course fee.

Schedule

Sat, 10:00 – 16:00 & Sun, 10:00 – 14:00

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 25, 2017

Instructor

J. Still

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92005

Mindfulness Practices for Life & Leadership
Spring 2017
$269
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This course is relevant for anyone looking to become better at being present, mindful and balanced at work, at home, as a leader, as a parent and as a working professional balancing multiple priorities in day-to-day life. Learn to draw on your own inner resources to create a healthy balance in your personal and professional life, reduce stress, be mindful and experience increased emotional strength, resiliency and renewal for healing. You will learn to ground yourself in the present moment, and learn how to work with uncomfortable mind states through clinically proven mindfulness practices and exercises, such as breathing techniques, relaxation and walking meditation.

Please bring your own mat, blanket, cushions, water, snacks and a lunch.

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Boost Your Productivity with Focus Management

Schedule

1 Sat, 09:30 – 15:30

Date

March 25, 2017

Instructor

N. Fields

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91005

Boost Your Productivity with Focus Management
Spring 2017
$369
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As the pace of everyday life increases, more and more demands are being made on our time. As a result, we get caught in the trap of ‘busyness’ instead of focusing on our most important goals. This course will show you how to protect your focus as well as manage your time and energy so you can perform at your productive best. From dealing with interruptions and distractions to organizing your schedule and email, you will gain tools to tackle even the most challenging days. You will build your own customized system for managing all of your tasks and projects, making sure that your actions are in line with your personal and professional goals. Finally, you will get to test-drive some of the most powerful apps and software designed to improve your effectiveness. Come prepared to change your focus, enjoy less stress and increase your productivity!

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Mindfulness Practices for Life & Leadership

Schedule

4 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

February 22, 2017

End Date

March 15, 2017

Instructor

S. Friesen

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91018

Social Media Mastery: Unleash a Successful Online Personal Brand
Spring 2017
$369
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Use the massive reach of the key social media channels – LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter – to build personal brand online that tells your story when potential clients or employers Google you. Discover the three steps for building a brand on any social media channel, and learn top tips, tools and techniques to keep fans and followers engaged by effortlessly creating, publishing and curating engaging content. In addition, you discover the secrets – as well as the dos and don’ts – of social media masters. This course is hands-on and very dynamic so come prepared to be fully engaged!
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Social Media Fundamentals

Schedule

4 Mon, 18:00 – 20:30

Start Date

March 20, 2017

End Date

April 10, 2017

Instructor

H. Hallak

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91021

Intro to Accounting
Spring 2017
$389
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Small business owners, managers and entrepreneurs – this is for you! This course provides you with a basic introduction to the key concepts of financial accounting and covers day-to-day business accounting functions. Through theory, hands-on practice and examples, you will learn the fundamental tools and analysis (including what questions to ask your bookkeeper) as well as how to identify key trends and indicators of financial health. You will develop balance sheets, income and cash flow statements and analyze these statements to set benchmarks for revenue and sales growth. Other topics include accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory valuation and control, depreciation of assets, bank reconciliations and internal controls.

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Bookkeeping Basics
Quickbooks 1 for Bookkeepers
Quickbooks for Small Business Owners & Managers

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

February 22, 2017

End Date

April 05, 2017

Instructor

L. Oikawa

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91017

Notes

No class Mar 15

Create Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress
Spring 2017
$389
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Learn the basics of creating a website with the easy-to-install WordPress, a leading Content Management System (CMS) for many of today’s websites. Discover how to install WordPress to create and edit your website pages, including adding images and text. Explore both free and premium WordPress themes to change the appearance of your website. Learn how to extend WordPress to suit your needs with a variety of helpful plug-ins. Basic concepts of e-commerce and getting into Google (SEO) will also be discussed. Taught in a PC lab but compatible for Mac users.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills including file and folder management, and working with file formats and shared network drives and/or Dropbox. Familiarity with keyboard shortcuts (copy and paste). Photoshop experience an asset but not required.
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HTML & CSS Web Fundamentals
Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Social Media Fundamentals
Digital Content Marketing Strategy

Schedule

6 Wed, 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

January 25, 2017

End Date

March 01, 2017

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91002