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The Art Institute of Vancouver

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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New programs starting this Fall

Pursue your Passion in Acting or Photography. Find out how below.

Acting Certificate Photography Diploma
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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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Choose what you would like to study in Vancouver

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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Saturday, September 12, 2015
 Art Institutes Open House

See How We Live For Creativity

Explore our community. It's all here .
The only thing missing is you.

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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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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Mirage Memmer

Mirage Memmer

Advertiser, Hawaii Bento, LLC

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Marcus Mills

Marcus Mills

Coordinator, Viacom International Program Sales Operations

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Nathan Selep

Nathan Selep

Project Manager, Telegraphics, Inc.

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Mando Daniel Perez

Mando Daniel Perez

Production Designer, Walmart.com

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Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Digital Campaign Management Specialist, Tribune Digital

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