Bow Valley College Centre For Entertainment Arts Launches In Calgary

Bow Valley College is excited to announce an exciting new partnership to bring state of the art digital and creative industry training to CalgaryBow Valley College is teaming up with the Centre for Entertainment Arts to train students for careers in the exciting worlds of film, TV and animation. The launch of the Bow Valley College Centre for Entertainment Arts (CEA) is timely, coming at a time when Calgary’s new economy is seeking to diversify, and when jobs in this growing sector will be critical to economic recovery, post-pandemic. 

Programs at the Bow Valley College Centre for Entertainment Arts launching in January 2022 include an Advanced 3D Animation & 3D Modeling Diploma, an Advanced Visual Effects (VFX) Diploma, and a Foundation in Entertainment Arts Certificate. The programming will allow students to blend artistic excellency with state-of-the-art technology, mastering the skills required to be technically proficient. They will also learn about the discipline and professionalism critical to success in a studio and production. 

“Calgary’s tech transformation is well underway, and in response to that, Bow Valley College recognizes the urgent need to train artistic-minded students. This partnership provides them with the opportunity to pursue their dreams of becoming an animator or a visual effects artist,” says Dr. Misheck Mwaba, President and CEO of Bow Valley College. 

“There is a huge demand right now for streaming content, films, and animation. Bow Valley College Centre for Entertainment Arts will soon be contributing to this rapidly expanding sector by training the next generation of artists,” says Dr. Mwaba.

Bow Valley College CEA will provide experienced, reputable instructors – straight from the industry – to teach a world-class curriculum so our students learn from some of the best in film, TV, and animation. “This expansion to Calgary makes sense. It provides a valuable, quality education in a fast-growing, future proof industry. And it gives students who want a career in the entertainment industry an option – if they are looking for a more affordable alternative to other Global hubs,” says Stuart McIlmoyle, Vice President, External, Centre for Entertainment Arts.

This is just the beginning of this expansionBow Valley College Centre for Entertainment Arts will be adding more dynamic industry-related programs in the future. We can’t wait to share more details with you as the program grows and evolves! Visit the program webpage at to learn more about our new programs!


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