Although our programs will certainly give you the practical knowledge and hands-on training to take your artistry to the professional level, they also focus heavily on giving you the skills and experience to stand out in a competitive job market.
Whichever program you choose, you will receive extensive training on the tools, software, and techniques used in your industry. You will also develop a professional portfolio that shows employers you have the talent and vision they are looking for.
Your VCAD program won’t just prepare you for an exciting career in art and design, it will get you there faster. By eliminating irrelevant courses and reducing wait times between academic terms, we have made it possible for you to earn your diploma in just 48 to 72 weeks, depending on your program of choice.
VCAD graduates are some of the most employable professionals in creative industries. In 2018, 92% of VCAD graduates were employed directly in their field, upon graduation from their respective programs. From Vancouver Fashion Week to Christian Dior; Gener8 to Rainmaker Entertainment; and Crate & Barrel to Anthropologie, our grads have been featured or employed by several top companies and organizations in the country!
Applications, Visas & Permits
Visual College of Art and Design is an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Designated Learning Institution. International students need a valid study permit to attend Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver. Getting a permit can take several months, so be sure to begin the process as soon as you accept your offer of admission.
To apply for a study permit on or after June 1, 2014, you will need to include the Designated Learning Institution number (DLI #), which is the number that begins with the letter “O”, on your application form. The complete information will be included in the letter of acceptance which is issued upon completion of your registration.
Our DLI# is O19395299664 and is registered in Burnaby, British Columbia under the legal business name Vancouver Career College (Burnaby) Inc.
For more information about the DLI, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/prepare/designated-learning-institutions-list.html
For information about country-specific visa applications, study/work permits, visa extensions, and more, please choose one of the links below from the Government of Canada’s website:
- Apply for a study permit
- Co-op/Internship Work Permit
- Your Conditions as a study permit holder in Canada
- Temporary Resident Visa (Multiple Entry Visa)
Please check each program description for specific entrance requirements:
For most programs we accept:
- High school graduation or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years+).
- Pass college’s admissions test.
Following documents may be required for enrolment purpose. For detailed info, please inquire at our international admissions department (link)
- Photocopy of valid passport
- Copy of your high school or post-secondary transcript (if available)
- Photocopy of valid study permit (if applicable)
- Additional pre-requisites may be required for certain programs.