Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver (VCAD):
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.
Applied Arts Diploma Programs in Vancouver, BC:
Graphic Design diploma program:
In this program, you will focus on learning techniques used in both traditional and computer graphic design, including drawing, design and color theory, typography as well as the standard software used in the industry. You will learn to design for publications, packaging, advertising, corporate branding and websites. You will build a skill set that compliments your artistic talents so you can launch a successful career as a graphic designer. Career opportunities exist in a wide variety of IT and media career fields, including graphic design firms, marketing agencies and advertising companies. Newspapers, magazines, professional printers and web development companies all require graphic designers.
3D Modelling, Animation Art & Design diploma program:
Learn the tools and develop the skills to succeed in the Computer Generated animation industry, and the techniques used in 3D animation art and design. Focus on the game development process, including using storyboards, staging scenes and as well as designing game environments and levels. Learn to design 3D characters and animate them using industry-standard software. Career opportunities in CGI-based industries include computer animations studios, game development companies, post-production companies, special effects studios. Career positions include 3D modeler, character modeler, technical artist and junior production designer. Industrial design firms and software producers also require 3d graphics and animation skills.
Fashion Design diploma program:
This program will nurture your creativity while providing hands-on training about the tools and equipment used in the industry. You will develop the skills to transform your creative ideas into beautiful garments and accessories so you can change the world through fashion. You will develop a solid foundation in the fundamentals of garment and apparel design, fashion merchandising, visual display techniques and fashion show. Career opportunities in the fashion industry include junior designers, pattern makers, stylists and wardrobe consultants. Fashion retailers may also require skilled professionals for positions such as marketing representatives, visual display coordinators and purchasers.
Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion diploma program:
Our Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion diploma program will introduce you to the fundamentals of the fashion industry, design and color theory, as well as standard software used in the industry. Explore the Canadian retailing industry and learn about marketing, event promotions, visual displays and merchandising. Career opportunities include marketing, merchandising, public relations and event and promotions planning, advertising, fashion writing, fashion retail, store managers, visual display coordinators and purchasers.
Interior Design diploma program:
Nurture your creativity through hands-on training, and develop the skills to transform your creative ideas into beautiful garments and accessories so you can change the world through fashion. Develop a solid foundation in the fundamentals of garment and apparel design, fashion merchandising, visual display techniques and fashion show. Career opportunities include interior designer, design consultant, project manager, planner, fashion retailer, fashion retail marketing representatives, visual display coordinators and purchasers.
Game Development and Design diploma program:
Students will acquire a solid foundation in traditional artistic techniques and key storytelling, game design, modeling, game play, and animation techniques. From design fundamentals, color theory to life drawing, students will apply this knowledge to the production and animation of characters, texturing, lighting, design and layout.
Students will be able to apply industry standard software tools and techniques to production processes. Besides that students acquire important inside knowledge about the industry and the interactive entertainment pipeline during the program. Students will build an industry standard portfolio which helps them jump-start their new career.
Further career diploma program:
- Mobile Game Development and Design
Note: Visual College of Art and Design only accepts inquiries here from persons living in Canada at present. For further information on our programs, please email us via our Contact Page.