Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The collaborative Bachelor of Performing Arts degree, offered by the consortium of Capilano University, Douglas College, Langara College and Vancouver Community College, was officially launched at 1422 Progress Lab in East Vancouver May 10. Festivities kicked off with live music, featuring John Korsrud and Vince Mai - Douglas Music Technology program instructors - and included dramatic and dance performances by students from the partner institutions.
The first cohort of BPA students has just completed its first term in the program. As they return to the classroom this week, the group will resume work devising the interdisciplinary performance piece with which they will cap off their studies: Qualia will run for three days in January, in conjunction with the PuSh Festival. Stay tuned for details.
Pictured: Kathy Denton, VPA, Douglas College; David Ross, President, Langara College; Stuart Aikins, Special Appointee, BPA; Sal Ferreras, VPA, Vancouver Community College; Jennifer Moore, Dean, Capilano University; Meg Stainsby, Dean of LLPA, Douglas College; Marcus Youssef, former Special Appointee, BPA; Kathryn Shaw, Artistic Director, Theatre, Langara College; Kris Bulcroft, President, Capilano University; Jane Heyman, Former Associate Director, Theatre, Langara College; Allan Lysell, Theatre Coordinator, Douglas College; Lorna McCallum, former Dean of LLPA, Douglas College; Francois Houle, Faculty, Vancouver Community College; Linda Arnold, Associate VPA, Langara College; Dorothy Jantzen, former Dean, Capilano University; Greg Lee, former President, Capilano University