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. Our campuses in Vancouver and Calgary will prepare you for a new and rewarding career in art and design.
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.
VCAD in BC
VCAD is designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). To learn more, visit PTIB's homepage here.
British Columbia's Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation is Canada's first and only provincial brand of quality for post-secondary education. An EQA designation is an indication that a post-secondary institution meets or exceeds the provincial government's quality assurance standards. VCAD's EQA designation is recognized globally as a symbol of quality education and consumer protection.
Learn more about British Columbia's Education Quality Assurance designation.
VCAD in Alberta
VCAD Calgary offers vocational training licensed under the Private Career Colleges Branch of Alberta Advanced Education. Find out more by visiting: https://www.alberta.ca/private-career-colleges.aspx
Are you looking to study at VCAD in Calgary as an international student? Find the International Student Handbook here.