Design. Create. Inspire.
VCAD is revered for its focus on providing well-rounded arts education in an environment that emphasizes creativity and individuality. Whether you choose to study on campus in Vancouver or Calgary, or prefer the flexibility of our online programs, VCAD will prepare you for a new and rewarding career in art and design.
Industries: 2D Animation 3D Animation Visual Effects Game Design & Development Concept Art & Illustration Architectural Visualisation Product Visualisation 3D Motion Graphics Immersive Media Graphic Design Web Design & Development
3D Modeling Animation Art and Design
Our 3D Modeling Animation Art and Design diploma program teach you the knowledge and skills you need to compete in the computer-generated animation industry. The program harnesses the talent of industry-leading professionals to teach the theory and techniques used in three-dimensional animation art and design.
Architecture Design and Technology
Careers in architecture design and technology give you the opportunity to combine form and function as you use your creativity and technical expertise to create amazing designs. The 72-week Architecture Design & Technology diploma program at VCAD will give you the focused, hands-on training you need to make your mark in the industry.
Game Development and Design
The Game Development and Design program at VCAD focuses on providing graduates with a solid foundation in the technical and artistic skills they need to become a part of this growing industry.
You’ll learn the key to storytelling, game design, gameplay, modeling, and animation techniques. Students will also acquire a solid foundation in traditional artistic principles such as color theory, design fundamentals and life drawing. You will apply this knowledge to producing and animating characters, lighting, texturing, layout and design.
To succeed in graphic design, you need to be able to support your talent and drive with highly-focused and hands-on design education. VCAD’s graphic design program gives you the knowledge, skills and professional connections you need to launch your career in graphic design.
We cover all the basis from colour theory, drawing and typography to standard software used in the industry— this program will teach you the theoretical and practical skills you need to turn your creative ideas into reality. Students will build a portfolio of designs for packaging, advertising, publications, websites and branding.
Space, lighting, and design can influence how people feel, think, work, and relate to each other. Interior design is a rewarding and creative career that allows you to bring beauty and function into the lives of others.
VCAD’s Interior Design program allows you to develop a skill set that compliments your creative vision so you can excel in interior design. The program introduces students to design principles, colour theory, space planning, drafting and industry-standard software.
Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion
The global fashion industry relies on marketing and merchandising professionals who have an eye for style and a brain for business. If you’re ready to combine your joint passions for fashion and marketing, VCAD’s Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion diploma program is for you.
The Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion program introduce students to the foundations of the fashion industry, including design theory, retailing, industry-standard software marketing, event promotions, displays and merchandising.Learn More
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