VCAD Visual College of Art and Design

Introduction

About Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver

Our Mission: Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) provides accessible, innovative, and industry-driven education and training that serves the needs of our local communities by preparing graduates for rewarding careers in the art and design.

VCAD is highly regarded for providing a well-rounded arts education in an environment that emphasizes creativity and individuality. We are proud to be associated with this educational heritage and we are eager to bring its studio-based legacy into the digital age at our campus in Vancouver.

At VCAD, we believe that you should do what you love and are passionate about. If you're looking for a creative career that allows you to use your imagination and talents, we want to help you get there.

We know that a school's reputation is based largely on the reputation of its programs. and a program is only as successful as its students. When you enroll in a VCAD Applied Arts program, you follow an exciting, focused curriculum that combines theoretical learning with hands-on training to build the skills you need to launch your dream career. By the end of your studies, you'll have built a professional portfolio that not only displays your creativity, but shows employers you have the skills and talent that they're looking for.

We also understand that the cost of tuition often deters students from pursuing an education. We'd prefer students to pursue their dreams without worrying about the high cost of their education, so we keep our tuition fees lower than other schools. We can accomplish this because of our large student base that allows us to capitalize the expenses of running a school over a very large population. We also reduce tuition fees by eliminating the unnecessary and redundant programming from our curriculum which allows you to focus on learning the skills that employers demand. Therefore, we reduce the cost of secondary expenses without taking away from the quality of your education.

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Diploma

Diploma in 3D Modeling, Animation Art and Design

Campus Full time September 2019 Canada Vancouver

Are you passionate about 3D animation? Ready to turn this passion into a fun-filled creative career? In the 3D Modeling Animation Art and Design diploma program at VCAD you'll learn the tools and develop the skills to succeed in the computer-generated animation industry. [+]

Are you passionate about 3D animation? Ready to turn this passion into a fun-filled creative career? In the 3D Modeling Animation Art and Design diploma program at VCAD you'll learn the tools and develop the skills to succeed in the computer-generated animation industry. In this program, you'll learn the techniques used in three-dimensional animation art and design. You'll focus on the game development process, including using storyboards, staging scenes and designing game environments and levels. More importantly, you'll design 3D characters and animate them using industry-standard software. By the end of the program, your portfolio will highlight your skill set and showcase your unique animation work.... [-]


Diploma in Architecture Design and Technology

Campus Full time 72 weeks September 2019 Canada Vancouver

"The 72-week Architecture Design & Technology diploma program at VCAD will prepare you for a career working in architectural design as a cost estimator, building materials associate, architectural technician, computer-aided design (CAD) modeler and more. " [+]

The 72-week Architecture Design & Technology diploma program at VCAD will prepare you for a career working in architectural design as a cost estimator, building materials associate, architectural technician, computer-aided design (CAD) modeler and more.

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Diploma in Fashion Design

Campus Full time September 2019 Canada Vancouver

Turn your passion into a chic career! In the Fashion Design diploma program at VCAD, you'll develop the skills to transform your creative ideas into beautiful garments and accessories so you can change the world through fashion. [+]

Do you have a unique sense of style? Are you passionate about fabrics and colors? Do you express yourself through your clothing? Then turn your passion into a chic career! In the Fashion Design diploma program at VCAD, you'll develop the skills to transform your creative ideas into beautiful garments and accessories so you can change the world through fashion.

This program will nurture your creativity while providing hands-on training with the tools and equipment used in the industry. You'll develop a solid foundation in the fundamentals of garment and apparel design, fashion merchandising, visual display techniques and fashion shows. By the end of the program, your portfolio will showcase your skill set, creative flare and unique fashion sense.... [-]


Diploma in Game Development and Design

Campus Full time September 2019 Canada Vancouver

The Game Development and Design program provides graduates with the solid technical and artistic foundations they’ll need to become a part of this growing industry. In order to be successful in the game, animation and CGI industries, you'll learn the key of storytelling, game design, game play, modeling, and animation techniques. [+]

You want to turn your passion for playing video games into a successful career? The Game Development and Design program provides graduates with the solid technical and artistic foundations they’ll need to become a part of this growing industry. In order to be successful in the game, animation and CGI industries, you'll learn the key of storytelling, game design, game play, modeling, and animation techniques. From color theory, design fundamentals to life drawing, students will be able to apply industry standard software tools and techniques to production processes.

Career opportunities can be found in a variety of CGI-based industries, including computer animation studios, game development companies, post production and special effects studios. They may also work for industrial design firms and software producers, or for companies that require the production of 3D graphics and animation.... [-]


Diploma in Graphic Design

Campus Full time September 2019 Canada Vancouver

Turn your passion into a rewarding and creative career. With the Graphic Design diploma program at VCAD, you will build a skill set that complements your artistic talents so you can launch a successful career as a graphic designer. [+]

Are you passionate about page layout? Fascinated by product packaging? Does typography make you swoon? If so, then turn your passion into a rewarding and creative career. With the Graphic Design diploma program at VCAD, you will build a skill set that complements your artistic talents so you can launch a successful career as a graphic designer.

In this program, you’ll focus on learning techniques used in both traditional and computer graphic design, including drawing, design, colour theory and typography, as well as the standard software used in the industry. You’ll learn to design for publications, packaging, advertising, corporate branding and websites. Transition into the professional realm with a portfolio that showcases both your creative flare and impressive skills. Career opportunities exist in a wide variety of fields, including graphic design firms, marketing agencies and advertising companies. Magazines, newspapers, professional printers and web development companies also require graphic designers. Event promotions and planning services may also employ graphic designers.... [-]


Diploma in Interior Design

Campus Full time September 2019 Canada Vancouver

In the Interior Design diploma program at VCAD, you will build a skill set that compliments your creative vision so you can excel in a career as an interior designer. [+]

Are you passionate about creating the ideal living or work space? Love materials and fabrics? Can you express yourself creatively by choosing the right piece of furniture? If so, then turn your passion into a creative and rewarding career. In the Interior Design diploma program at VCAD, you will build a skill set that compliments your creative vision so you can excel in a career as an interior designer.

This program will give you a broad overview of the career field and introduce you to basic design principles, color theory and design. Additionally, you'll learn the basics of drafting, space planning and standard software used in the industry. You'll focus on creating interior design concepts and layouts for residential, commercial, industrial and public projects. By the end of the program, your portfolio will showcase your ability to develop projects and promote your services as a professional interior designer.... [-]


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Visual College of Art & Design - Vancouver Campus
626 Pender St W #500, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V9, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 1V9 CA