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SchoolCreative is excited to introduce our new senior faculty, Catherine Lough Haggquist and Geoff Gustafson.

Haggquist, an actor whose numerous credits include Supernatural, Van Helsing, Godzilla, and The Good Doctor, looks forward to her new role as Dean of Faculty.

“SchoolCreative is one of Vancouver’s most trusted institutions when it comes to the delivery of quality arts education,” says Haggquist, “and I’m thrilled to be have the opportunity to continue adding my experience, both as an actor and an educator, to the continued growth and excellence of both our programs and our students. I look forward to expanding my role and interaction with the incredible team of educators who form the SchoolCreative faculty.”

As Director of Performing Arts, Gustafson, known for his varied roles in hits such as 2012, Hot Tub Time Machine, Bates Motel, and Hallmark’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered, is enthusiastic about the opportunity to help aspiring actors and other artistic professionals pursue their career goals.

“For nearly a decade,” says Gustafson, “SchoolCreative has successfully trained creatives, young and old, to enter the arts and entertainment workforce and enjoy lasting careers doing what they love. It’s an honour to step into this new position and continue to help students transition into the film and television industry.”


why SchoolCreative?

Our Instructors are industry professionals working on some of the biggest shows, movies, video games, and animated features in the world.

Small class sizes means you get ample, quality one-on-one with your instructors.

Business training & career planning is vital to your ability to build your career, network effectively, and build a killer portfolio. Our business fundamentals training will make sure you’re set up for success.

Students and professionals in one building makes it easy to network and build those strategic business relationships that lead to careers after graduation.

Lifelong mentorship means your training doesn’t end after you graduate, giving you ongoing access to your instructors for life. At SchoolCreative, it really is all about you!

Why Vancouver?

It makes sense to get your training where the work is. Many of Vancouver’s visitors are surprised to discover that the “most liveable city in the world” is also home to world-class film, gaming and animation industries. BC’s thriving film and TV industry is not only the third largest production centre in North America, it also has the most concentrated hub of animation and game studios on the planet, as well as hundreds of companies specializing in mobile content, visual effects, and digital film (800+ and counting). Vancouver radiates the resources and inspiration all creative minds crave!


Industry Stats


Vancouver has the world’s largest cluster of companies specializing in animation, video game development, VFX, mobile content, and digital film, making it the most concentrated arts-tech hub on the planet.


Average salary earned by Canada’s 20,500 (and counting!) video game employees in Canada.


Increase in the demand for new TV and film production in B.C. in one year thanks to Netflix and other online streaming services.

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