Explore the diverse, career-focused curriculum at the Visual College of Art and Design. Choose a creative career path that suits you and puts you in a position to realize your dreams! Our Applied Arts curriculum ensures that our graduates successfully meet the industry's employment requirements. VCAD maintains close ties with the graphic design, video game, visual effects, and interior design industries to assess our curriculum and gain insight into industry needs.

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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 field of art and design.


About VCAD

VCAD is highly regarded for its well-rounded arts education in an environment that emphasizes creativity and individuality. Our campuses in Vancouver, Calgary, and Mississauga will prepare you for a new and rewarding career in art and design.


At VCAD, we believe you should pursue what you are passionate about and love. 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 only as good as its programs' reputation 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 displays your creativity and shows employers you have the skills and talent they seek.


VCAD in Ontario

VCAD Mississauga is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, of 2005. Find out more here.

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