Explore the diverse, career-focused curriculum at the Visual College of Art and Design. Choose a creative path that suits you and puts you in a position to realize your dreams! Our Applied Arts curriculum ensures our graduates successfully meet industry employment requirements.

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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 revered for its focus on providing 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 you should pursue a career where you feel passion and love what you do. If you're looking for a creative career that allows you to use your imagination and talents, we want to help you get there.


VCAD exemplifies that the quality of its programs and the success of its students is how a school's reputation is maintained. 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 that they're seeking.


VCAD is designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). To learn more, visit PTIB's homepage here.

VCAD in Alberta

VCAD Calgary offers vocational training licensed under the Private Career Colleges Branch of Alberta Advanced Education. Find out more here.


Are you looking to study at VCAD in Calgary as an international student? Find the International Tuition here.

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