At The Art Institute of Vancouver, you’ll learn what it takes to become a creative professional. Here, you’ll learn how to create a portfolio that shows what you can do. That’s called having an edge. Standing out. And offering employers the kind of talent they’re looking for.
What separates us from other institutions? Professionalism. Industry informs us that the key indicators of life-long success are attitude, team skills and a strong work ethic. We believe these assets are just as important to success as exceptional technical and artistic skills. Our instructors work hard to impress upon students the importance of good communication skills, a goal-oriented mindset and strong team skills. We encourage students to be adaptable, have a positive attitude and be accountable for their actions.
Most faculty have professional as well as academic experience, and many continue to remain active in their fields. An appropriate mix of full-time and adjunct faculty infuse our competency-based academic curricula with real-world experience, creating an atmosphere that fosters student success.
Our faculty and staff believe students deserve an attractive return on their education investment. Combining traditional studies with career-focused technical training and practicums produces well-rounded graduates who are prepared to excel for employers or to be successful in their own business. An impressive faculty, many of whom are working professionals, strives to strengthen students’ skills and cultivate their talents through well-designed curricula. Programs are carefully defined with the support and contributions of leading members of the professional community. Curricula are reviewed often to ensure they meet the needs of a changing marketplace and qualify graduates for entry-level positions in their chosen fields. A dedicated corps of professionals also provide personal career planning services to students and graduates, capping an outcome-oriented education experience.
Effective January 1, 2005 the Student Program Assistants Program (SPA bucks) and Professional Upgrade Program at the Burnaby location was discontinued. Alumni who have an interest in furthering their studies with The Art Institute of Vancouver are encouraged to contact the Dean of Academic Affairs for more assistance and to discuss available avenues for additional learning.