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Blanche Macdonald Centre, Vancouver:
Since 1960, the Blanche Macdonald Centre has offered the highest quality of Professional career training in Makeup Artistry, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Hair Design, Esthetics/Spa Therapy and Nail Technology. Considered to be the premium industry leader, the college graduates over one thousand students per year and has two campuses in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.The downtown campus is located on Robson Street near Vancouver Public Library, while our uptown campus is situated in an award-winning, architecturally spectacular mall at City Square. The Blanche Macdonald Centre is a fully registered, bonded and accredited institute, recognized by the provincial government of British Columbia, Canada, under the authority of the PCTIA (Private Career Training Institutions Agency). The College is a wholly owned division of Pacifique Riche Enterprises Ltd. (doing business as Blanche Macdonald Centre).

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Global Makeup:
Makeup requires collaboration. Whether it's working with other crew members on a film set, a fashion stylist, a hairdresser, a fashion show producer, a model or an actor, the Blanche Macdonald Program is designed to help students foster effective communication and professional etiquette. Given that the college attracts international students from around the world, the sharing of customs and cultures further enrichPhoto of Fashion / Beauty School in Vancouver BCes their educational experience. Our Makeup graduates are earning a reputation for excellence across Canada and beyond our borders.

LEVEL 1 Makeup Fundamentals
LEVEL 2 Cosmetic Retailing
LEVEL 3 Introduction to Art & Technology
LEVEL 4 Hair for Bridal & Fashion
LEVEL 5 Hair for Stage, TV & Film
LEVEL 6 Makeup For Fashion
LEVEL 7 Resume Preparation & Job Search Skills
LEVEL 8 Film Orientation & W.H.M.I.S. Seminars
LEVEL 9 Makeup for Stage, TV & Film
LEVEL 10 Makeup for Special Makeup Effects
LEVEL 11 Advanced Resumé Preparation & Job Search Skills
LEVEL 12 Airbrushing
LEVEL 13 Makeup For Prosthetics
LEVEL 14 Final Projects
LEVEL 15 Art & Technology – Portfolio Presentatio

The Global Makeup Diploma Program is a Full-time program. Classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week: Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday or Wednesday/Thursday and Friday. A student must successfully complete ALL levels of the course, including Cosmetic Retailing and Hairstyling, in order to obtain a Diploma.

Each section of the course includes both theoretical and practical study with a stronger emphasis on the practical. Exams – both written and practical are given at the end of each section. Students receive a transcript at the end of each section.

To help the students create a working portfolio, numerous professional photo shoots are scheduled throughout the program. Students are also encouraged to bring their own digital camera to keep a record of their practical work and will be required to bring a digital camera to the Introduction to Art & Technology.

Please note that it is necessary to bring models (female and sometimes male) for practical exercises and exams. Students must provide their own models.

Freelance Makeup:

Our fluid and dynamic curriculum combined with educators passionate about makeup aImage of Fashion / Beauty School in Vancouver BCrtistry creates a dynamic and empowering learning experience. And results. The Freelance Makeup Program offers students the opportunity to explore their creative potential, hone their application techniques, identify business opportunities and develop a marketable portfolio. When personal vision is combined with talent and opportunity, extraordinary things can happen.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

1. Complete professional day, evening, bridal and fashion makeup (and hair) applications for a variety of situations, venues and clients.
2. Load, clean and efficiently operate an airbrush with a focus on special event, fashion and fantasy makeup applications.
3. Develop a self-marketing plan and portfolio suitable for educational or career advancement.
4. Develop research and design abilities, professional communication skills, and acquire a working knowledge of professional makeup products, applications, theories and concepts.

Course Content:
Modules in this program include: Makeup Fundamentals, Bridal Makeup, Hairstyling Seminars, Bridal Hair, Fashions in Makeup & Photographic Makeup, Airbrushing for Photo Shoots, and Self Marketing and Promotion.

Fashion Design:
The one-year Fashion Design program is divided into four semesters. This comprehensive program is comprised of 22 subjects for a total of 63 credits. All subjects must be successfully completed in order to receive a diploma.

Program schedule: Fashion Design students attend six classes per week. Classes are scheduled on a three day per week basis, for a total of twenty hours per week. Class scPhotos of Blanche Macdonald Centre, Vancouverhedules run M-T-W or W-Th-F.

Course Number Fashion Design Courses
ARTT 410 Art & Technology
RES 240 Career Preparation
FDES 110 Design Collections I
FDES 210 Design Collections II
FASA 150 Fashion Awareness I
FASA 250 Fashion Awareness II
FELM 350 Fashion Elements
FASA 100 Fashion History
FILL 110 Fashion Illustration I
FILL 210 Fashion Illustration II
FILL 310 Fashion Illustration III
FPRO 350 Fashion Promotion & Marketing
CONS 100 Garment Construction I
CONS 200 Garment Construction II
CONS 300 Garment Construction III
CONS 400 Garment Construction IV
CONS 400 Garment Construction IV
MANU 305 Introduction to Manufacturing
PATT 100 Patternmaking I
PATT 200 Patternmaking II
PATT 300 Patternmaking III
PATT 400 Patternmaking IV
PORT 405 Portfolio Presentation
SEW 115 Sewing Labs
TEXT 120 Textiles

Fashion Merchandising
The Fashion Merchandising Diploma Progam: students must complete twenty courses of three credits each, totaling 60 credits to graduate. This comprehensive program is divided into four semesters, over a one year period. All subjects must be successfully completed in order to receive a Diploma.

Program schedules: Fashion Merchandising students attend five classes per week. Classes are scheduled on a three day per week basis, for a total of twenty hours per week. Class schedules are available M-T-W, M-T-Th or W-Th-F. Students must be completely available Monday through Friday, as schedules may change in each semester.

Pro Hair:
Moving well beyond the traditional paradigm of hair school training, the college provides you with an unparalleled approach to Hair education. With a thorough and complete immersion into all aspects oPicture of Fashion / Beauty School in Vancouver BCf Hair, this progressive curriculum will allow you the flexibility and fluidity to work in a diversity of work environments and industries, from salon, editorial, runway, television production studios to film sets.

This is the first Hair program in Canada to integrate the essential skills and application relating to Hair for television and feature films.

Whatever your path, the Blanche Macdonald PRO HAIR program will ensure that you will acquire all the necessary skills and confidence that will propel you to success.

Throughout your training, practical skills are honed and sharpened with countless hours spent working on outside clients. This is not a program that can be condensed into a few short months. In order to ensure your successful outcome as a top Hair professional, you need to have the hundreds of hours of practice and practical application. Only by cutting, colouring, and creating on a continual basis can you develop the skills, the discerning aesthetic, the competence and the confidence that you need to compete and excel.


The Professional Esthetics program at the Blanche Macdonald Centre provides the students with an outstanding education. This is the highest calibre of Esthetics training that will prepare students for a full range of career choices, allowing you to easily move and morph from one specialized segment of the industry to the next.

The Esthetics Diploma program is a successful integration of high-touch with high-tech. The Blanche Macdonald Centre has been teaching and advancing Esthetics education for over forty years. The program content, structure and delivery is continually developed and enhanced to incorporate changing industry demands and needs, new technological development, product knowledge and dynamic new modalities and treatments.

There are multiple core levels in your professional Esthetics training. On completion of these requisite levels, you will have gained a substantial knowledge of current Esthetic techniques, treatments, products and equipment, supported by an understanding of basic anatomy, chemistry and physiology. You are taught to uphold high standards of professional presentation, conduct, and hygiene. You will develop an extensive practical repertoire in makeup, nails, body care, relaxation massage and more.

Nail Parlour:

The Nail Parlour Nail Pro program at the Blanche Macdonald Centre provides an outstanding educational experience. This 300 hour program delivers a comprehensive and innovative approach to learning not only technical skills, but also interpersonal skills, time management skills and business building techniques. This quality of training will prepare you to begin a variety of career opportunities, whether you decide to offer a full range of nail services or specialize in an industry area.

The Nail Parlour Nail Pro program is a suImages of Blanche Macdonald Centre, Vancouverccessful integration of high-touch with high-tech. The Blanche Macdonald Centre has provided educational leadership and mentoring for the Esthetics and Nail industry for over forty years. The program content, structure and delivery is continually developed and enhanced to incorporate changing industry demands and needs, new technological development, product knowledge and dynamic new modalities and treatments.

There are many core competencies in your professional Nail training. Building on a strong foundation of basic anatomy and physiology, you will gain a substantive knowledge of current natural and artificial nail techniques, treatments, equipment and products. You will be taught to uphold high standards of professional presentation, conduct, and hygiene. You will develop an extensive practical service menu of manicures, pedicures, specialty nail treatments, acrylic nails, gel nails and nail art.

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