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The Art Institute of Vancouver is located in a region known for innovative people. Here, you'll learn in a city that's focused on a distinctly west-coast lifestyle--one that's the continent's 3rd largest film and TV production center.

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Second Floor Bistro

The Second Floor Bistro is a student-run restaurant of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Vancouver. The Second Floor's evolving menu features an enticing selection of dishes, from Pacific North West favorites to international fusions, inspired and created by our chefs-in-training.

The Second Floor Bistro allows our students to master all aspects of restaurant and culinary arts under the leadership of industry professionals, whilst showcasing the talents and creativity of the culinary program's senior students.

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News and events

Graduate to Host Presentation at SPARK FX 2016 Graduate to Host Presentation at SPARK FX 2016

(VANCOUVER, BC January 2016) - Chris Van Dyck, a 2004 graduate from The Art Institute of Vancouver with a Diploma in Visual Effects Digital Animation Master, will be hosting a presentation on the VFX work from Mad Max: Fury Road at SPARK FX 2016. The presentation is entitled “Mad Max: Toxic Storm” and will take place on Saturday, February 6 at 3:00 pm. 

SPARK FX is an initiative of Spark Computer Graphics Society. Started in 2008, the conference strives to bring the best of the international community to Vancouver. For more information on SPARK FX and Spark Computer Graphics Society, visit http://sparkfx.ca/index.php.

The conference will be held at the Vancouver International Film Centre, Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver.

The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Vancouver, 2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Vancouver is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Vancouver does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Vancouver’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Vancouver makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 


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Campus Aids Homeless with Mitten, Sock and Toque Drive Campus Aids Homeless with Mitten, Sock and Toque Drive

(VANCOUVER, BC December 2015) - The Art Institute of Vancouver teamed up with Templeton Secondary School and local Boy Scouts to make the holidays a little warmer for the homeless in Eastside Vancouver with “Warming up the Eastside” - a mittens, socks and toques drive. On Friday, December 11, students, faculty and staff volunteered their time to decorate and package 250 gift bags, which were distributed on Saturday, December 12. The drive was an initiative of Help Change My City, a community of young professionals that focuses on finding new ways to give back to their communities. For more information on Help Change My City, visit http://www.helpchangemycityalliance.com/

The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Vancouver, 2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Grads from The Art Institute of Vancouver Work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens Grads from The Art Institute of Vancouver Work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

(VANCOUVER, BC December 2015) – Nine graduates from The Art Institute of Vancouver worked on one of the year’s most anticipated blockbusters, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film opened on Thursday, December 17. Below is a list of graduates and the roles they played in making the film.

  • Matt Anderson (2011 Graduate with a Diploma in 3D Modeling for Animation & Games): CG Generalist, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Dan Brittain (1998 Graduate with a Diploma in CG Animation): Compositor, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Dane Larocque (2013 Graduate with a Diploma in 3D Modeling for Animation & Games): Junior Compositor, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Stu MacRae (2002 Graduate with a Diploma in Digital Effects): Animator, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Olessya (Alexa) Zalipyatskikh (2012 Graduate with a Diploma in 3D Modeling for Animation & Games): Associate Software Engineer, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Celia Jepson (2003 Graduate with a Certificate in Visual Effects and Digital Animation Master): Senior Lighting Technical Director on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Sal Malik (2005 Graduate with a Diploma in Game Art & Design): Lighting Technical Director on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Michael Ranalletta (2004 Graduate, with a Diploma in Visual Effects and Digital Animation Master): Digital Compositor on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Dan Schick (2003 Graduate with a Certificate in Visual Effects and Digital Animation Master): Digital Compositor on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Vancouver, 2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Vancouver Instructor Receives Grammy Nomination The Art Institute of Vancouver Instructor Receives Grammy Nomination

(VANCOUVER, BC December 2015) – Greg Mindorff, a Professional Recording Arts instructor at The Art Institute of Vancouver, received a Grammy nomination for an album he mastered. The album is titled Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966–1985 and is nominated under the Best Historical Album category. You can check out the nomination here: http://www.grammy.com/nominees/search-title%3DGrammy?genre=15.

The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Vancouver, 2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7.  © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Stefan Rauch

Stefan Rauch

Art Director, Junction Creative

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Suman Faulkner

Suman Faulkner

Owner and Designer, Lata Design

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Jason Korber

Jason Korber

Digital supervisor , Stargate Studios

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Kyle Mar

Kyle Mar

Demi-Chef De Dartie, Roux at the Landau

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Jai Krishnaswamy

Jai Krishnaswamy

Compositor , Zoic Studios

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