About VCAD

Explore the diverse, career-focused curriculum offered by the Visual College of Art and Design. Choose a creative career path that not only suits you, but also puts you in a position to realize your dreams! 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 graphic design, video game, visual effects, and interior design industries to continually assess our curriculum and gain insight about industry needs.

Study On Campus

VCAD is highly regarded for providing a 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 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 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.