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1. Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver (VCAD)
Courses / Programs
The Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver (VCAD) is an innovative and dynamic college of creative applied arts. Our small, intimate campus is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC, near major bus routes and steps away from the Skytrain.

VCAD offers a range of Art and Design diploma programs in fields including fashion, graphic design, interior design, and animation. Our Applied Arts curriculum has been developed to ensure that our graduates are successful in meeting the employment requirements of these industries.

By the end of their studies, graduates will have developed the expertise needed to create a professional portfolio that showcases their creativity and talent while displaying the skill set that employers look for.

VCAD maintains close ties with the fashion, graphic design and video gaming industries to continually assess our curriculum and gain insight about industry needs.

Note: Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver only accepts inquiries here from persons living in Canada at present.
Applied Arts Diploma programs:

- 3D Modelling, Animation Art & Design
- Graphic Design
- Game Development and Design
- Mobile Game Development and Design
- Interior Design
- Fashion Design
- Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion

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2. Pacific Audio Visual Institute, Vancouver
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in the heart of Vancouver, BC in Canada, Pacific Audio Visual Institute (PAVI) is a fully-accredited post-secondary school. We offer 1-year comprehensive, "hands-on" diploma programs in Audio Engineering & Production and Music Business Management to students from Canada and around the world.

PAVI provides an outstanding curriculum and world-class facilities, while ensuring that each student is treated and related to as an individual. All PAVI instructors are active industry professionals with invaluable information on how to get your career underway. Each program incorporates career planning and business skills. We also offer an optional Internship Placement Program as part of all our diploma programs.

Graduates leave PAVI with a portfolio, and with the job search and entrepreneurial skills required to build a career in the industry. PAVI actively assists graduates with securing program related work and places qualified students in industry internships while still in school.
1-year comprehensive, "hands-on" diploma programs in:

- Audio Engineering & Production
- Music Business Management

We offer an optional Internship Placement Program as part of our diploma programs.

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3. GLOW Academy - Toronto, Mississauga & Kitchener
Courses / Programs
At GLOW Academy in Mississauga, Toronto, and Kitchener, Ontario, we provide professional training in Makeup Artistry, Airbrush Makeup, Hair Design, Lash Extensions, and all areas of Aesthetics, including: Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Nails, Facials, Peels, Brow/Lash Tinting, Massage and Microdermabrasion.

Specialized makeup programs are also offered in Bridal, Fashion, TV/SFX and Fantasy makeup. We offer full-time, part-time, evenings and weekend classes with flexible schedules.

We believe that true experience and confidence is built within a practical setting, which is why we are one of the few schools that is excited to provide our students and graduates with the opportunity to gain an extensive amount of practical experience in industry events and our in-house studio.

This allows our students to graduate with a resume full of experience and a complete portfolio book of their actual work as they embark on their career path.

Aesthetic students also have the opportunity to be scheduled into working at our “Beauty Lounge” to further hone their skill sets and confidence by servicing the general public.

Student Testimonial:
"The teachers are great, very helpful and understanding. The overall environment of the school is friendly and everyone is so helpful in achieving my career goals.

I've learned a lot of great new techniques in all the courses I have taken so far. Great school! I would recommend this school to all."

- Samantha T, Hamilton, ON
Makeup Certificate Programs
- Makeup Artistry (Beginner)
- Advanced Fashion Makeup Artistry
- Advanced Bridal Makeup
- Airbrush Makeup Artistry
- TV & Special Effects Makeup
- Fantasy Makeup

Hair Design Certificate Programs
- Hair Design
- Bridal Hair Design
- Fashion Hair Design
- Hair Extensions
Aesthetics Certificate Programs
- Facial Certificate
- Lash Extension
- Spa Manicure
- Spa Pedicure
- Relaxation & Hot Stone Massage
- Acrylic Nails
- Gel Nails
- Eyebrow Shaping / Eyebrow Tinting
- Waxing
- Microdermabrasion
- Chemical & Natural Facial Peels

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4. Sheriff Professional Academy of Makeup Art
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in south downtown Winnipeg MB, Sheriff Professional Academy of Makeup Art is a private beauty school that provides high-quality makeup classes and professional makeup artist certification programs.

Due to high demand, Sheriff Professional provides makeup classes in a range of locations throughout Canada through our exclusive mobile makeup bootcamps.

Our mobile makeup classes are available in Brandon and Thompson MB; Edmonton, Calgary, and Lethbridge in Alberta; Victoria in BC; Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton in Saskatchewan; Montreal in Quebec; Fredericton in New Brunswick; Halifax in Nova Scotia; & Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island.

We also offer mobile makeup lessons in the following cities in Ontario: Toronto: Brampton; Mississauga; Vaughan; Etobicoke; London; Scarborough; Pickering; & Barrie ON.

Taught by highly-experienced instructors, our makeup bootcamps aim to mould a novice student into a professional makeup artist.

Sheriff Professional offers financing to qualified students. We pass along job opportunities to our graduates. Graduates are offered work experience (and occasionally paid employment) in our cosmetics retail stores.

"After researching various makeup programs, I decided to attend Sheriff Professional Academy of Makeup Art in Winnipeg MB. It was a wise choice that assisted me in gaining my dream career right after graduating the program. My portfolio assisted me in standing out from my competition.."
- Sandra
Group & Private Makeup Classes and Bootcamps:

- 1 Month Makeup Artist Certification Program: Includes Beauty & Bridal Makeup; Film & Fashion; Photographic Makeup (Winnipeg only)
- 1 Week Intensive Makeup Artistry Bootcamp (mobile classes only)
- Airbrush Makeup
- Eyelash Extension Certificate Course
- Makeup for Teens
- Portfolio Building Workshops
- Special FX Makeup
- Personal Makeup Bootcamp
- Airbrushing Bootcamp
- Bridal Hair-styling Classes
- Hair-styling Certificate

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5. Sheriff Professional Academy of Makeup Art, Toronto
Courses / Programs
Whether you want to take the first step towards an exciting new career as a professional makeup artist, or want to  learn new makeup skills for personal use, Sheriff Professional Academy of Makeup Art in Toronto may be the perfect solution for you!

Through our exclusive mobile makeup bootcamps, Sheriff Professional provides makeup artist certification, a range of beauty workshops, and private makeup classes in Toronto.

Our mobile makeup classes are also available in the following cities in the Greater Toronto Area: Brampton; Mississauga; Vaughan; Etobicoke; London; Scarborough; Pickering; & Barrie ON. They are also offered in several other cities throughout Canada. 

Our flagship makeup school is situated in downtown Winnipeg MB.

Suitable for complete beginners or beauty industry professionals who wish to offer additional services to their clients, our beauty and makeup workshops are taught by experienced and qualified instructors. Class sizes are kept small, and there is an emphasis on hands-on experience.

Sheriff Professional offers financing to qualified students. We pass along employment opportunities to our graduates.

Student Testimonial:
"This class was well worth every cent. I landed my job doing what I love to do - makeup. I would not have gotten the foot in if I did not show up prepared with my portfolio and new skills. Thanks to all the instructors and staff at Sheriff Professional."
- Cindy
Group & Private Makeup Classes and Bootcamps:

- 1 Week Intensive Makeup Artistry Bootcamp
- Airbrush Makeup
- Eyelash Extension Certificate Course
- Makeup for Teens
- Portfolio Building Workshops
- Special FX Makeup
- Personal Makeup Bootcamp
- Bridal Hair-styling Classes
- Hair-styling Certificate
- Hair Extensions

Specific contact pages
6. Studio Technique, Montreal
Courses / Programs
Studio Technique is a classical figure drawing school in Montreal, Quebec, focusing on life drawing for the fine artist and to meet the needs of industry artists such as those in the comic and animation industries. Our focus is to provide a strong foundation in drawing which will not only strengthen the abilities of the fine artist, but also provide the training needed by commercial artists, such as those in the animation, illustration, graphics and comic book industries.

The staff at Studio Technique have worked with some of the most reputable film animation and video game companies to date.

At Studio Technique, we believe drawing is a language. We strive to encourage the poetry in the advanced artist, and teach the words and grammar of drawing to the beginner so they too can learn to speak it. There are courses for all levels of artists, from the first time artist to specialized courses designed for the needs of industry professionals. Uninstructed drop-in sessions with a model are also available for those who wish to practice on their own time.
- Fundamentals of Drawing (levels 1-4)
- Portraiture
- Costume Drawing
- Drop-in life drawing
- Animation, character design and storyboard classes (coming soon)
7. schoolcreative, Vancouver
Courses / Programs
Schoolcreative is Vancouver's premiere arts school. We focus on acting for film and television and writing for the arts. We are very results oriented and our students work. Our Casting Director and Commercial workshops have resulted in actors finding work immediately.
At Schoolcreative we offer full and part time acting classes for film and television. 90% of our graduates find representation with agents upon or immediately after graduation. In addition to the study of acting we offer magazine writing classes with renowned journalist, Pieta Woolley of The Georgia Straight.
8. Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Vancouver
Courses / Programs
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) in Vancouver, BC is the city's most progressive centre for culinary & baking & pastry arts education for Canadian and international students. Since 1997, our accredited institute has offered highly regarded career programs in Culinary Arts & Baking & Pastry Arts, with the option of expanding your career training with a 1-Year Dual Diploma program.

Our culinary programs are designed for students who wish to be productive immediately in a professional environment upon graduation. Instruction from Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts includes job-search training and a lifetime placement assistance service for every graduate. We are proud to have over 2,400 successful alumni working around the world in over 30 countries.

Small class sizes (15 students maximum to 1 chef instructor in Culinary Arts & 12 to 1 in Baking & Pastry Arts), 90% hands-on training and dedicated internationally experienced chef instructors give each student the personal attention they need to master the “art” of cooking and baking and pastry.

We also offer many short programs to inspire 'the chef within'. In addition, we provide short career programs, workshops and more.
Professional Culinary programs:

- Dual-Diploma program - Culinary & Baking & Pastry Arts (12 months, full-time, 7 hours per day): Offered twice daily, Monday - Friday (15 students to 1 Chef Instructor)

- Culinary Arts program (6 months, full-time, 7 hours per day): Offered twice daily, Monday - Friday (15 students to 1 Chef Instructor)

- Baking & Pastry Arts program (6 months, full-time, 7 hours per day): Offered twice daily, Monday - Friday (12 students to 1 Chef Instructor)

- Short programs
9. 3dfilmbc
Courses / Programs
Based in Victoria, BC, 3DFilmbc offers online / e-learning courses for Autodesk Maya (3D animation courses). We provide self-pace learning course-ware which gives you the flexibility to train on your PC anywhere at anytime 24/7. These online Autodesk Maya courses are geared for anyone interested in the growing digital 3D animation industry. Students work at their own pace with access to a professional 3D animation instructor.

Our introductory courses provide students with an introductory level portfolio, and an opportunity to evaluate and explore a career in the media and entertainment industry. With this portfolio, you can apply for internship positions, co-operative post secondary education and entry-level jobs.

Our intermediate courses are intended to provide portfolio upgrade for students who have completed our introductory course or current users / professionals of Autodesk.

The advanced courses provide advanced modeling, advanced rigging and intro to MEL scripting, advanced lighting, dynamic particles and cloth simulations, rendering and more to those who wish to develop skills further in the field of 3D animation or to upgrade your portfolio skills for a related career change.
Online, self-paced 3D Animation courses:

Introductory courses (Approximately 20 hours):
- Introduction To Autodesk Maya
- Introduction To 3D Animation
- Introduction To Character Modeling
- Introduction To Character Rigging
- Introduction To Character Texturing
- Introduction To Lighting
- Introduction To Character Animation
- Introduction To 3D FX

Intermediate courses (Approximately 30 hours):
- Intermediate Character Modeling

Advanced courses (Approximately 60 hours):
- Advance Character Modeling
10. London Art Portfolio, UK
Courses / Programs
London Art Portfolio provides successful Art and Design portfolio preparation courses in Central London in all areas of fine art and design to students from Canada & around the world - at all levels. We help to prepare you for University applications, professional interviews, or your personal development!

Prepare for entry to a Masters Degree, Bachelor Degree, Foundation Diploma or Pre-Degree level course in Art and Design.

We ensure successful placements at all levels, including onto University of the Arts London, UCA & many other renowned art colleges & universities in the UK, USA & other locations around the world.

London Art Portfolio is run by Julia Dennis, a practicing artist with many years of experience in preparing art and design portfolios for degree applications, organising exhibitions and preparing students for interviews.

Julia has great success in placing British and international students onto the right course, at the right level, at any stage in your career.

With class size limited to 12 students, we offer a very personal, tailored service throughout the year.

"Central Saint Martins has offered me a place on Foundation Pathway: Graphic Design. I'm so happy! Thank you so much for your guidance and all heart that you put in to help me out."
- Aleksandra, Poland

"At the end of the course, I had an interview at the London College of Fashion and was accepted! It was a great victory & I owe a lot to London Art Portfolio! Thank you very much!"
- Paola, Italy
Art & Design Portfolio Courses / Career Change / Private Tutoring in:

- Fine Art
- Fashion Design
- Textiles
- Graphic Design
- Photography
- 3D Design / Architecture

Year-round & Summer Courses:
- Portfolio Preparation Courses: Study for 24, 12, 6, or 4 weeks
- 1 week Enrichment Course in Drawing or Model Making
- One-to-one Tutoring for Adults & Teenagers
- Art & Design Evening Classes
- 4-week Art & Design Summer Courses for Adults & Teens
- Corporate Workshops
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