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The Art Institute of Vancouver

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Which EC course should I take

  • Intensive Course (30 lessons per week)

TOEFL waiver granted for

No TOEFL or IELTS score required

Conditional admissions offered for

Conditional acceptance: all programs

Why The Art Institute of Vancouver?

The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 45 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing education in design, media arts, event management, fashion and culinary arts. The Art Institutes system is a subsidiary of Education Management Corporation, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Art Institute of Vancouver helps students turn raw talent into a set of skills relevant to today's job market. AI focuses on students development and embraces the creativity found in everyone, harnassing it for career training and purposes. Through hands-on learning, cutting-edge technology, and supportive and personal instruction, the Art Institute of Vancouver fosters a vibrant community of aspiring, creative professionals.

The Art Institute has four industry-specific faculties: Design, Media Arts, Fashion and Culinary. In 2011 83.9% of graduates from the Art Institute were gainfully employed in a field related to their studies. With so many arts and culture-focused courses, this is where "Creative Warrior" belongs.


The Art Institute of Vancouver is an accredited school under the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia. It is one of the best known private career institutes in Vancouver.

Degrees offered
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Diploma / Certificate
Annual Tuition
  • $5,552 for 11 week certificate programs 
    $6,495 - $6,645 per Quarter based on 15 credits for diploma and degree programs



Vancouver is repeatedly ranked as one of the top city destinations to live in. It has all the makings of an urban paradise: a multicultural population, vibrant art scene, thriving theatre community, and top restaurants serving delicious and diverse cuisine. It also has many popular outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, trekking, rock-climbing and golf in the summer time, plus nearby famous winter sport locations attract thousands of visitors every year for skiing, snowboarding and breathtaking views.

Application Information

Application Requirements

Application requirements (Certificate)
- Copy of passport
- Copy of transcripts in English showing student's school subjects and grades
- A sample of art work/portfolio created by the student (if available)
- Students must be 15+ to apply (no high school graduation required)
- English proficiency: Upper Intermediate (no TOEFL or IELTS required) 
Application requirements (Diploma/Degree)
- Copy of passport
- Original or official copies of all educational transcripts and diplomas. 
- English proficiency : Upper Intermediate (Diploma), Pre-Advanced  (Degree)
- Completed and signed Application Form and Enrollment Agreement
- Self-authored 150-word essay on career goals 

Please note

Students can choose any of the following courses: 
  • Interior Design 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Digital Film & Video
  • Visual Effects for Film & TV
  • 3D Modelling
  • Animation 
  • VFX for film & video
  • Recording Arts
  • Digital Photography*
  • Game Art & Design
  • Professional Recording Arts
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing
  •  Event Management *
  • Culinary Arts** 
  • Baking & Pastry Arts** (15 credits additional tuition fee of $1329 applies. Total program fee is $6881)
  • Hospitality Management ** (15 credits additional tuition fee of $1329 applies. Total program fee is $6881)