About VCAD

Explore the diverse, career-focused curriculum offered by the Visual College of Art and Design. Choose a creative path that not only suits you, but puts you in a position to realize your dreams! Our Applied Arts curriculum has been developed to ensure our graduates are successful in meeting the employment requirements of these industries. VCAD maintains close ties with the fashion, graphic design, video game, visual effects, and interior design industries to continually assess our curriculum and gain insight about industry needs.

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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 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 quality of its programs, and the success of 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.

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 Student Handbook here.