Your career in the entertainment arts awaits.
Leveraging the expertise and reputation of the Centre for Entertainment Arts, KPU is proud to offer you creative digital arts programs, each with an advanced and comprehensive curriculum.
Led by instructors who work in the industry, these programs deliver the hands-on education you need to build your portfolio, enhance your job prospects or help accelerate your career in the entertainment arts.
Entertainment arts studies at KPU offers foundational and advanced credentials to prepare you for an exciting future in the creative digital economy.
Are you an entertainment arts student transferring to KPU from the entertainment arts programs previously offered at Langara College? Please visit Transfer Students for information about entertainment arts moving to KPU.
Why Pursue Entertainment Arts @ KPU?
Our entertainment arts programs are designed to deliver you the in-demand skills and practical knowledge studios are looking for or prepare you for potential further education. Our programs are built in partnership with the Centre for Entertainment Arts. This ensures you get the foundational training or advanced education you need that's respected around the entertainment arts industry.
At KPU, you’ll learn by doing, hone in-demand industry skills and gain practical knowledge through engaging hands-on learning opportunities. Our small classes are led by experienced, industry-connected instructors who will teach you what you need to know to build your portfolio, develop your network and be successful. Your coursework will simulate a studio environment in dedicated computer labs equipped with the cutting-edge technology and the software used by industry.
Who Should Study Entertainment Arts?
Our foundation program is ideal for anyone interested in the entertainment arts but lacking the body of work or experience to create a portfolio for either advanced education or employment. As part of this program, you'll learn how to develop materials to market yourself and build a portfolio, as you seek to turn your passion into your profession.
Our diploma programs are designed for professionals that have an artistic or technical background and want to start their entertainment arts education, continue their education in entertainment arts or specialize in their current field. Your final term is dedicate to working on your final project with industry experts mentoring you throughout each stage.
Entertainment arts programs offer graduates well-paid careers and excellent employment prospects upon graduation, with many finding work before they graduate. Foundation program grads can confidently find beginner-level positions or pursue further studies, while diploma graduates are prepared for roles beyond entry-level. Entertainment arts programs are offered with a compressed delivery. This ensures you complete the curriculum in the fastest time possible so you're ready for the job market.
Entertainment Arts Programs
- Foundation in Entertainment Arts* – this full-time, one-year program prepares graduates for entry level production work in the entertainment arts industry and future study in advanced, diploma-level programs in 3D animation and 3D modelling, VFX and game development.
- Advanced 3D Animation and 3D Modelling – this full-time, two-year program focuses on the fundamentals skills, theory, software, tools, processes and production of 3D animation and 3D modelling.
- Advanced VFX (Virtual Production) – this full-time, two-year program focuses on the core principles of visual effects, specializations (modelling, sculpting, texturing/surfacing, lighting, etc.) and the integration of virtual production workflows and pipelines.
- Advanced Game Development – this full-time, two-year program covers game development's core disciplines: art, design, programming, and production.
Once you have completed your application, you will receive instructions on how to submit your portfolio. Your portfolio is your chance to show us your creative skills and interests. Please visit, Entertainment Arts Portfolio Requirements for more information, including suggestions on what to put in your portfolio.
*This program only requires a portfolio demonstrating a beginner level in art, design, or computer graphics with no prior credentials.