Posted on 10 May 2016 in sca eventInfo-Session

Fall 2016 — A Sorting Out Saturday

SCA Tour and Info Session

28 May 2016 - 28 May 2016, 9:00am
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Lobby, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4

Fall 2016 — A Sorting Out Saturday

This is an ideal opportunity to see our facilities, learn about our programs, and find out how the application process works.

The tour will show behind-the-scenes at the school, including rehearsal halls, studios, and performance spaces. The info-session will discuss our programs and also give us the chance to chat a bit about the admission process to both SFU and SCA.

The tour will be hosted by Dean Lastoria, New Students and Retention. If you have any questions about SCA, please contact Dean at

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to

Tour 9:00-10:00
Please meet in the lobby of SFU at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Overview and Q&A about SCA 10:30-12:00
Please meet in room GCA 4390 on the 4th floor of SFU at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Tour 12:30-1:30
Please meet in the lobby of SFU at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Music Placement Test 2:00-3:00
Please meet in room GCA 2205 on the 2nd floor of SFU at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Posted on 09 May 2016 in sca eventInfo-SessionPresentation


Directors and Producers tell writers what they're looking for

02 June 2016 - 02 June 2016, 6:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4


Praxis is planning a fourth round of our popular Getting It Made event, which brings B.C. directors and producers on stage at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts to present their company profiles to an audience of screenwriters and content creators. It’s a showcase for industry decision-makers to explain what they’re looking for and to meet hundreds of emerging and mid-career writers with scripts and proposals for all genres of film and TV.

We’ve had great success with the first three sessions, with presenters ranging from individual directors to major production companies, and screenwriters from newcomers to highly experienced professionals.  It’s an intense and personal way to meet people you may want to work with, and for writers to get a comprehensive idea of what companies might be a great match for their projects.  In past years we’ve had up to 35 directors and producers speaking to an audience of more than 200 writers, agents, and emerging filmmakers.  

Bring copies of your one-page synopses and proposals to leave for the directors and producers who are a good match for you.

$15 admission includes reception with canapes and a cash bar.

Tickets available here.

Presented by Praxis Centre for Screenwriters, SFU, Directors Guild of Canada (BC & Yukon Council), Department of Creative Writing, UBC.


Posted on 19 Feb 2016 in sca eventInfo-Session

How to Register

Pre-orientation for new students

28 June 2016 - 30 June 2016, 9:00am
TBA, SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4

How to Register

"How To Register" Workshops

All will be at the SCA facilities in downtown Vancouver at SFU at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings Street).

We encourage students to come to the session for their area, but there are also some open sessions — we know schedules happen.

Students who cannot come in person will be invited to "video in" for the first few minutes of the area-specific sessions so they get a chance to meet the rest of the students. We don’t expect you to stay on-line for the whole thing, but it’s good to see people’s faces.

To RSVP, please email:

Saturday, June 25
9:00 – 10:00: “Last Chance” Music Placement Test – Room 4390
10:30 – 11:30: Open Session – Room 4390
12:00: Tour — Meet in the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts lobby near the Security Kiosk

Tuesday, June 28
10:30 – 12:00: Dance – Room 4390
1:30pm – 3:00pm: Film Cohort – Room 4390
3:30 – 4:30pm: Film “intended” – Room 4390
6:30 – 7:30pm: Open Session – Room 4390

Wednesday, June 29
10:30 – 12:00: Music – Room 4390
1:30 – 3:00pm: Theatre Performance – Room 4390
4:00 – 5:30: Theatre Production and Design

Thursday, June 30
10:30 – 12:00: Art Performance and Cinema Studies – Room 4390
1:00 – 2:30pm: Visual Art – Room 4390
2:30 – 3:30pm: Optional Visual Art walk to 611 Alexander
6:00 – 7:00pm: Open Session

Posted on 03 May 2016 in sca eventWorkshop

Inside Out: Visual Art Summer Intensive

Intensive program returns August 2016!

08 August 2016 - 26 August 2016, 12:00am
Offsite, Arts Umbrella Granville Island, 1286 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for info or call 604-681-5268 x225

Inside Out: Visual Art Summer Intensive

We've joined teams again with Arts Umbrella and Contemporary Art Gallery to present a three week visual art intensive from August 8 – 26 specifically designed for youth between the age of 14 and 19 interested in developing their visual art practice.

A stimulating and challenging experience for young artists committed to experimentation in their art making in a supportive studio environment. Youth will have the opportunity to work with leading artists, curators, and educators in Vancouver as they explore a range of contemporary art practices such as the creation of site-specific installations, large-scale collaborative sculptures, and exhibition making. Participants will engage in critiques and discussions about developing ideas, working with materials, and viewing works of art.

Three weeks of intensive effort will result in a one-day exhibition at the CAG in downtown Vancouver.

Applications are now open. Download one here. Applications must be submitted to no later than 5pm on Monday June 6. Please put Visual Art Summer Intensive 2016 in the subject heading of the email.

For details about the program, contact Arts Umbrella Artistic Director Visual Arts, Roxanne Gagnon at or 604-681-5268 x225.