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2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7   |    1.604.683.9200

“Acting is about you. Discovering yourself, expressing yourself: to behave truthfully under fictional circumstances – that is acting.”

-- Bill Dow

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Ai Vancouver among best schools for game design

For the sixth consecutive year, "The Princeton Review" ranks Ai Vancouver fifth in top 25 list of undergraduate schools to study game design for 2015

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Our programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

If you want to enhance the skills you already have, check out our Continuing Education and Training classes. We offer day and night classes in wine studies, culinary, animation, graphic design, interior design, kitchen & bath design, media arts, recording arts, photography, and web design.

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Pursue your creative education in a diverse city named one of the world's best

Pursue your creative education in a diverse city named one of the world's best

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

The Ham or Jam Give Event The Ham or Jam Give Event

(Vancouver, August 2015)  On August 21 and 22, students, faculty and staff at The Art Institute of Vancouver made, bagged, boxed and distributed almost 600 sandwiches in East Hastings as part of Easts on the Streets – Ham or Jam event. The event is an initiative of Help Change My City. 

Help Change My City Alliance is a registered not-for-profit organization whose overarching mandate is tailored towards building an inclusive platform, which youth and young people can be a part of. Partnering with career people, corporate socially responsible businesses and community volunteers, we teach personal development and skills training to at risk and marginalized youth. 


For more information, click on the links below: 

http://www.helpchangemycityalliance.com/

https://www.facebook.com/helpchangemycity 


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 Launches Wanting Qu Scholarships The Art Institute of Vancouver Launches Wanting Qu Scholarships

The Art Institute of Vancouver is pleased to announce that it is teaming up with singer-songwriter Wanting Qu to offer two new scholarship opportunities for current and aspiring students. Beginning July 1, the campus will accept applications for the Wanting Qu Rising Star Scholarship and the Wanting Qu Most Dedicated Artist Scholarship. Both scholarships are named for Qu, a 2007 graduate of The Art Institute of Vancouver with a Certificate in Electronic Music. 

The Wanting Qu Rising Star Scholarship is a $20,000CAD scholarship that will be awarded to an individual graduating from high school in 2015 and will attend The Art Institute of Vancouver in the Diploma in Professional Recording Arts program. The Wanting Qu Most Dedicated Artist Scholarship is a $10,000CAD scholarship that will be awarded to a current student at The Art Institute of Vancouver enrolled in the Diploma in Professional Recording Arts program. The deadline for entry is September 15, 2015. 

For complete rules, please visit:  http://bit.ly/1RPzJze

“I am such a believer in youth embracing and exploring their musical talents. Pursuing music as a career changed my life for the better after I struggled to find my way in traditional academic paths,” said Wanting Qu. “The Art Institute of Vancouver provided me with a foundation and the support I needed to take my dreams and help launch them into my reality. I really want to make a difference in helping others find their own ways in this incredible industry and so I am very happy to help launch these scholarships and hope that they can inspire others to follow their dreams.”

About Wanting Qu

Wanting Qu was signed by Nettwerk Records as their first Chinese artist in 2009. Since then, she has quickly risen in fame as one of China’s most recognized singer-songwriters – selling over a billion downloads in Asia, and her debut album "Everything In The World" achieving Triple Platinum status in China, Double Platinum in Hong Kong and Platinum in Malaysia, as well as being nominated and winning several prestigious awards (Global Chinese Music Awards, Music Times Awards, Chinese Music Awards) in categories such as "Best Newcomer", "Best Song", "Best New Artist", "Best Music Composer" and "Best Album of the Year."  As well, Ms. Qu was bestowed the honour of serving as Tourism Vancouver’s Official Ambassador in 2013.

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Vancouver, 2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7.  ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu. 

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/142 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

 


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The Ham or Jam Give Event The Ham or Jam Give Event

(Vancouver, May 2015)  On May 1 & 2, volunteers from The Art Institute of Vancouver participated in a great community service project – the Ham or Jam Give Event. The event is an initiative of Change My City Alliance. On Friday, May 1, 40 volunteers made up of students, faculty, staff and friends, bagged and boxed more than 600 sandwiches. On Saturday, May 2, 30 volunteers from the campus hit the streets of East Hastings and distributed the sandwiches. 


Change My City Alliance is a not-for-profit organization whose overarching mandate is tailored towards building an inclusive platform, which youth and young people can be a part of. The group teaches personal development and skills training to at risk and marginalized youth.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Vancouver, 2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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The Art Institute of Vancouver Named Among the Top 10 Undergraduate Schools for Video Game Design by  The Princeton Review The Art Institute of Vancouver Named Among the Top 10 Undergraduate Schools for Video Game Design by The Princeton Review

School ranks Fifth in Top 25 List of Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design For 2015

(VANCOUVER, BC March 2015) – The Art Institute of Vancouver announced today that for the sixth consecutive year it has been named to The Princeton Review’s list of the top 25 undergraduate schools for studying video game design. This year, the school is ranked fifth on the list, moving up three spots from last year’s rank of eighth place.

Among criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections were curriculum, faculty, facilities, career services and technology. The survey was conducted in the 2014 academic year of 150 institutions offering game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada, and some countries abroad. Additional details on The Princeton Review’s ranking and methodology may be found here: http://www2.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/game-design

“It is an incredible honor to once again be ranked among the top schools for Video Game Design by The Princeton Review,” said Tim Moscato, Chief Operating Officer, The Art Institutes. “We have been included in the top ten since the list’s inception, and to be included in the top five is a testament to the quality of our education and our dedication to preparing students for careers in the gaming industry.”

Of the schools included on the list, The Princeton Review’s Senior Vice President and Publisher, Robert Franek, stated, "For students aspiring to work in the burgeoning field of game design, we strongly recommend The Art Institute of Vancouver and each of the other schools that made our 2015 lists. They have exceptional professors and awesome, state-of-the-art facilities. Collectively, these schools have graduated legions of the industry's most successful video game designers, developers, artists, and entrepreneurs."

The Art Institute of Vancouver offers programs in the areas of Game Design & Programming and Animation.

To learn more about The Art Institute of Vancouver visit http://new.artinstitutes.edu/vancouver.  

About The Art Institute of Vancouver 

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Vancouver, 2665 Renfrew St. Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal 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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