BC School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts vs. Covid
Of course we all are aware that Covid has disrupted our lives in multiple, unexpected waysand that includes our couragous and stalwart facultly, staff and especially our students. The last months of the Winter-Spring semester not only saw the abrupt closing of the entire college, but it prevented the VMPA department's students from perfoming in their end-of-semester concerts and theatre productions. The Film Department students' Annual Film Festival -- a culmination of a year's hard work -- had to be moved from the usual cinema venue to online streaming in three successive evenings. In spite of the pandemic, the student/filmmakerswere still able to hold screenings of their work as well as the annual Awards and Scholarships Ceremony.
While the future of when the college and the Performing Arts Center's ability to reopen is still uncertain, what is not uncertain is that our entire college community and specifically our Performing Arts students, faculty and staff, will be back enlightening the world with their creativity and exuberant spirit. We all look forward to the time when it will be safe to reopen our theatre doors to our loyal public. Our student musicans/artists/thespians/filmmakers so want to offer what everyone has sorely missed -- spectacular music concerts, provocative theatre productions, splendorus art exhibits, and films worthy of Netflix bing-watching. We all hope the curtain will go up sooner rather than later.