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VCAD Welcomes You

Welcome to Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver!

VCAD began as a branch of the Victoria College of Art and Design, which  has taught artists and imaginative people to follow their creative passions for more than 35 years.  Building on these creative roots, VCAD has rapidly grown into its own innovative and dynamic Vancouver-based college of creative applied arts but is now independent of its progenitor. VCAD's Art and Design diploma programs cover the fashion, graphic and web design, interior design, and animation industries.

The constant evolution of digital design leads employers within the industry to continually seek out only the best-trained candidates for the job. Our Applied Arts curriculum has been developed to ensure that our graduates are successful in meeting the employment requirements of these industries. VCAD maintains close ties with the fashion, graphic design, and video gaming industries to continually assess our curriculum and gain insight about industry needs.

We know that employers want graduates that are knowledgeable about their field and possess the most up-to-date technical skills. Our students receive focused and specialized training on the tools, techniques, and technology used in their chosen career field. They work on intense deadline-driven projects that will prepare them for the challenges they'll face on the job. By the end of their studies, graduates will have developed the expertise needed to create a professional portfolio that showcases their creativity and talent while displaying the skill set that employers look for.

Explore the diverse, career-focused Applied Arts curriculum offered by the Visual College of Art and Design. Choose a creative career path that not only suits you, but puts you in a position to realize your dreams!  Chat with an academics representative to get started today.

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Visual College of Art and Design