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Artwork Credit: Arssia Moeini, Bachelor of Science, 3D Modeling for Animation and Games, the Art Institute of Vancouver, 2015.

The Art Institute of Vancouver Ranks #1 in Canada for Game Design

For seven straight years, The Princeton Review has ranked Ai Vancouver in its top 10 in North America. And this year, we're at the top of the rankings in Canada.

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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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University Bound is an 11-week experience for high school students in grade 11 and grade 12 to connect with others that share your interests while taking challenging courses designed to help you grown, discover yourself, and create something awesome.

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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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Graduates Participate in Vancouver Fashion Week Graduates Participate in Vancouver Fashion Week

Two graduates of The Art Institute of Vancouver participated in Vancouver’s Fashion Week from March 14-20, 2016. The designers are Suman Faulkner of LATA Designers, who earned a Diploma in Fashion Design in 2013; and Zong Peng, who earned a Diploma in Fashion Design in 2014.

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. ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/4479 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Culinary Students featured in Vancouver Sun, Headed to Italy Culinary Students featured in Vancouver Sun, Headed to Italy

The Art Institute of Vancouver culinary students Pavlik Ricalde and Baily Allan were recently invited to participate in a 2-week training in Italy, where they’ll compete in a truffle-themed Culinary Contest in Memory of Paolo Urbani. Pavlik Ricalde is working toward a Culinary Arts Diploma and Baily Allan is working toward a Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership Advanced Diploma.

Ricalde and Allan’s truffle creations were featured in The Vancouver Sun—print, online, and blog. The truffle team will participate in a full immersion culinary course on Italian Cuisine at UDS (Università dei Sapori), in Perugia, Italy from March 30 – April 8. Then they’ll recreate their truffle-inspired recipes to be judged by a jury of chefs and professionals from the world of gastronomy. Three winning teams will be awarded first, second, and third prize. Urbani Tartufi reserves the right to market the first place creation as one of its own, new products.

Read about Ricalde and Allan’s truffle creations here: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/trifling+with+truffles/11771236/story.html

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. ©2016 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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Two Culinary Students from The Art Institute of Vancouver to Compete in Italy to Win Urbani Tartufi Truffle Contest Two Culinary Students from The Art Institute of Vancouver to Compete in Italy to Win Urbani Tartufi Truffle Contest

Pavlik Ricalde  and Baily Allan invited to prestigious 2-week training in Italy, Scholarships to be awarded

Two culinary artists from The Art Institute of Vancouver will soon travel to Italy to compete in a truffle-themed Culinary Contest in Memory of Paolo Urbani. The students are Pavlik Ricalde, who is working toward a Culinary Arts Diploma and Baily Allan, who is working toward a Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership Advanced Diploma.

The contest challenges culinary students from across North America, in teams of two, to create new and original ideas for dishes that feature truffles as their main ingredient.  The truffles are provided exclusively and directly by Urbani Tartufi.

The contest reflects the continuing commitment by Urbani Tartufi truffles to bring awareness to the culture of truffle and its ancient history. Urbani Tartufi is respected worldwide for representing the best in truffle sourcing and processing. Through this culinary competition, young chefs are provided the opportunity to develop and improve their professional skills while achieving sensory and emotional enrichment.

To reach the competition finals, 50 teams of students created two dishes—a “chef’s choice” (savory or sweet) and a main course. Recipes and photos of the finished dishes were submitted for consideration and judged based on principles of originality, creativity, and innovation. Each submission was scored on a 100-point scale. Of the 50 teams admitted to the contest, seven teams were chosen as finalists.

Ricalde and Allan are one of seven finalist teams awarded scholarships by the Paolo Urbani Foundation to participate in a two-week, full immersion culinary course on Italian Cuisine at UDS (Università dei Sapori), in Perugia, Italy from March 30 – April 8. There, they’ll recreate their truffle-inspired recipes, which will be judged by a jury of chefs and professionals from the world of gastronomy. Three winning teams will be awarded first, second, and third prize. Additionally, Urbani Tartufi reserves the right to market the first place creation as one of its own, new products.

According to the Paolo Urbani Foundation, the competition is a statement of confidence and investment in the professional future of the students and a means to help them deepen their knowledge of a precious product as well as to continue to pass on the history of Paolo Urbani, his land, and his legacy.

In addition to the scholarship, winners also earn a trip to the “Truffle Experience at Urbani Tartufi,” which consists of an exclusive journey in the world of truffles. The experience begins in Umbria and culminates at the Accademia del Tartufo, the first school on truffles, where professional chefs will hand down their knowledge in the art of cooking truffles.

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. ©2016 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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Canadian Artist/Grad Performs on "LIVE with Kelly & Michael" Canadian Artist/Grad Performs on "LIVE with Kelly & Michael"

Shawn Hook*, a 2005 graduate from Ai Vancouver with a Certificate in Independent Recording Arts, recently performed on "LIVE with Kelly & Michael**."

He has been working hard at his career as a recording artist and has had his music featured on TV shows including "Eli Stone," "Kyle XY," "Greek," and "The Hills" and has acted on the show "Bones."

He's had four songs in the Canadian top 100 in the past few years, and his latest single, Sound of Your Heart, has recently gone platinum in Canada.

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. ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/140 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. 

Shawn Hook*

LIVE with Kelly & Michael**


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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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