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The Art Institute in Vancouver

Address: 2665 Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7, Canada

Description The Art Institute in Vancouver

  • Founded: in 1979
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Age of students: from 17 years
  • Programs: bachelor's degree, diploma program, professional certification, language courses
  • Type of education: joint, mixed
  • Accommodation type: residence
  • Language of instruction: English

The Art Institute of Vancouver (AIV) is one of the branches of famous The Art Institute. The history of this educational institution begins in 1979 with the sound school Buttertree (later - the Center for Digital Imaging and Sound Processing). In 2002, the school joined the Institute of Arts, and since 2003 the International Canadian Institute of Culinary and Hospitality is also part of the university.

Now this institution occupies a leading position in the United States in such fields of education as design, fashion, media and culinary arts. To date, in two countries - the United States and Canada - about 45 branches of the institute have been opened, where more than 125,000 students from all over the world come to study every year.

One of the latest achievements of the Institute of Arts in Vancouver - in 2017 the university has become an honorary member of a large educational network LCI Education, which includes 22 higher education institutions in different cities of the five continents - Barcelona, ​​Montreal, Jakarta, Melbourne and many others.

Also, according to the Princeton University ranking, AIV has been ranked among the TOP-10 North American educational institutions in the Game Design field for the last 4 years and is considered the undisputed leader of the direction across Canada.

Since 2004, the Art Institute of Vancouver has made available a variety of excellent educational programs for various kinds of applied art - from animation and digital cinema, to organizing events, programming and creating web design. The main credo of the university is to give its students the necessary knowledge, as well as ideas under the guidance of professionals in their field.

Thanks to the skills and skills acquired at the institute, the Institute's graduates collaborate with various well-known companies: MTV, Disney, Microsoft, Yahoo, Time Warner, Marriott, Ford, Fox Interference and many others.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in The Art Institute in Vancouver

Program name

Bachelor's program

  • Age: From 17 years old
  • Start date: January, April, July, September
  • Price: from 26000 $ CAD / year
  • Duration of the program: 3 years.

At the Vancouver Institute of Arts, you can get a bachelor's degree in three specialties:

  • Programming games. The course is based on the study of such subjects as mathematics, physics, programming, game development and design. After training on such a program, students have the opportunity to work on creating websites, to make games of different formats, to develop social networks and much more
  • Graphic design. In this course, students equally receive a theoretical and practical knowledge base to become professionals with a high level of competence. Today, the requirements for environmental protection are increasing, so young people here will be taught to create environmentally friendly projects that will enable them to combine technical skills and be ethically acceptable
  • Interior Design. Today, it is one of the most popular professions, which is gradually gaining more and more importance. Students of the course will learn to create spaces whose design will be aimed at improving the quality of life, preserving health and safety. During the training, young people will work with certain computer programs, as well as learn to combine in their projects certain business aspects, environmental and human factors.
from 57 750 $CAD / 2 years

Diploma programs

  • Age: From 17 years old
  • Start date: January, April, July, September
  • Price: from 13650 $ CAD / year
  • Duration of the program: 2 years.

The Vancouver Institute offers students the qualification of a graduate in several occupations:

  • 3D modeling for animation and games
  • The art of animation and design
  • The art of baking and confectionery
  • The art of cooking
  • Digital movies and videos
  • Digital Photography
  • Event Management
  • Entrepreneurship and restaurant business
  • The art of cooking and restaurant business
  • Fashionable marketing
  • Fashionable design
  • The Art of Games and Design
  • Graphic design
  • Advanced graphic design
  • Management in Hospitality and Restaurant Business
  • Interior Design
  • The Art of Professional Sound Recording
  • The Art of Professional Sound Recording (LIPA)
  • Visual effects for movies and television
  • Visually programming and programming games.

Certified programs

  • Age: From 17 years old
  • Start date: January, April, July, September
  • Price: from 5940 $ CAD / semester
  • Duration of the program: 1-2 semesters.

In addition to higher education programs, the Art Institute of Vancouver offers its students several areas for which you can get additional education:

  • Actor play
  • Artistic make-up - Fashion and Beauty
  • Baking and confectionery, level 1
  • Baking and confectionery level 2
  • Culinary Arts Certificate, Level 1
  • Culinary Arts Certificate, Level 2
  • Winemaking and spirits Wine & Spirits, level 1, 2, 3, 4
  • The art of sound recording
  • Creation of electronic music.

After training, the student receives a certificate of completion of the educational course (or on the upgrade of the qualification).

from 16 500 $CAD / 11 weeks

Language Courses in English

  • Age: From 15 years old
  • Start date: January, April, July, September
  • Cost: $ 3300 CAD / semester
  • Duration of the program: 1-2 semesters.

The language program at AIV is suitable for everyone who wants to improve their level of English with a view to further study in Canada - in universities, on the course of vocational education and so on. The course consists of 11 weeks of training, approximately 20-24 hours of language practice each week. Within the framework of the program, the teachers will work with the students on the main aspects of the foreign language: conversation, reading and writing.

In addition to general English, you can choose a specialized language study in the course - in the field of applied arts (Language for the Applied Arts) and in the basics of applied arts (Applied Arts Elective). These programs will help students to develop vocabulary in their specialty, and study credits can be counted upon further admission to the Vancouver Institute of Arts for a degree program or bachelor's degree.

Accommodation and food

AIV in Vancouver has two campuses - one belongs to the International School of Culinary Arts, another to students in the direction of design, fashion and media at Renfrew Street.

For the convenience of accommodating numerous students on the campus of the University of Vancouver, the "School of Sponsored Housing" program operates, which can arrange for you to stay in a complex of apartments not far from campuses.

Here, the students are offered rooms for up to 4 people: two bedrooms, desks for the number of residents, a balcony, a kitchen and a common room. But the territory of the hostel works free of charge WI-FI. For security, the entrance to the building is carried out by registered electronic cards, and in the common areas cameras operate.

Both campuses are in areas with good transport links, within a walking distance are the central park, shops and cafes where students can eat. Living in the residence, the young people themselves take care of their food. The cost of quarterly rental housing includes the use of basic furniture and utilities.

In addition, AIV students can be accommodated in a Canadian hospitable family. Here, each student will be provided with his own room (bathroom shared or separate). For an additional payment, the host family offers guests a full board meal - breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: 3D Modeling for Animation & Games, Bachelor of Science in Game Programming, Culinary Arts Level 1 & 2, Interior Design | Online, 3d animation, Acting skills, Administrative Assistant | Online, Animation & Visual Effects, Animation Art & Design, Bachelor of Applied Design in Interior Design, Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design, Bakery and confectionery, Baking & Pastry Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts Level 1, catering business, computer programming, Cookery, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership, Digital Film & Video, Digital photography, E-business | Online, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Restaurant Ownership, Event management, Event Planning and Management | Online, Fashion design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Marketing - Buyer's Profile | Online, Fashion Styling | Online, Game Art & Design, graphic design, Graphic Design & Foundation for Design, Graphic Design - Branding | Online, Hospitality & Restaurant Business Management, Hospitality Management, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, marketing in fashion, Professional Recording Arts, Professional Recording Arts (LIPA), Sound design, The design of games, VFX for Film & Television, Video Game 3D Modeling | Online, Visual & Game Programming
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Events The Art Institute in Vancouver

At the Vancouver Institute of Arts, students can get specialization in one of four thematic faculties:

  • Design - graphic design, web design, interior design
  • Media Arts - 2D and 3D animation, game design and programming, digital video, digital photography, sound recording, special effects in film and TV, legal issues of film and TV industry
  • Fashion - fashion design, marketing and promotion
  • Culinary arts - culinary arts, management and organization of events.

Vancouver is one of those cities where you can actively spend your free time at any time of the year, since here in this city all kinds of sports are available. On the territory of the university you can engage in all types of physical activity for every taste.

In the summer it is:

  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • camping
  • Kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • football
  • basketball
  • volleyball
  • Baseball and so on.

In the winter:

  • skiing
  • snowboard.

Winter sports students AIV are engaged in the ski slopes, located nearby - Blackcomb, Whistler or Cypress. Here you can meet like-minded people from all over the world and have a great time.

Since the city of Vancouver is the third largest center for television and cinema after Los Angeles and New York, there are many attractions and interesting places that you can visit during your free time.

Also for those students who live in the university's apartments, the campus administration organizes various entertainment activities - from field trips, for example, to the Vancouver Art Gallery or Vancouver Museum until evening gatherings (playing days, watching movies, brunches and much more).

Equipment The Art Institute in Vancouver

The west coast of Canada, where the third largest city of the country is located, is considered the best continent in the climate. Vancouver is an amazing city that combines the elements of a metropolis and the extraordinary color of local nature. Also due to its geographical location, the city allows people to breathe clean air, which contributes to the treatment and prevention of many respiratory diseases, cardiovascular and not only.

Vancouver is a place where you can enjoy a lot of world-class restaurants, art galleries, shops, activities and entertainment. That is why it is so popular with tourists. And the University of Arts is at the epicenter of all this splendour and is surrounded by a comfortable traffic intersection.

The city has many interesting places and companies, including television and film studios, which makes Vancouver called "North Hollywood." The local sector of the media industry is simply huge - it's about 800 companies that are engaged in the creation of video games and animations. Here, AIV students can work out the acquired skills during the internship.

In Vancouver, AIV has two buildings: the International Culinary School and the Renfrew faculty. Campuses of the Institute are modern buildings with the most convenient infrastructure and excellent technical equipment - everything is organized according to the latest trends.

For example, students have a recording studio, culinary workshops, several creative studios, an impressive educational library, a universal gym, a private parking lot, a bicycle storage, a large laundry with smart card technology, a recreation area, a snack bar, a playground with a playground, a park with a basketball court, a tennis court, a football and volleyball fields. At night, a guard works on the campus. The Art Institute of Vancouver even has its own restaurant in the city center, where the students of the culinary department perfect their skills.

Term dates and fees

Depending on the curriculum and its duration, the learning process can begin in January, April, July or September. Accordingly, the applicant will need to send documents to the potential university for 2-3 months before the start of studies.

Cost of the programs:

  • Undergraduate - 81900 $ CAD / the whole program
  • Diploma program - from 27300 $ CAD / the whole program
  • Language program - 3300 CAD / semester
  • Professional certificates - from 5940 $ CAD / semester.

Additional paid:

  • Registration fee - 50 $ CAD;
  • Evaluation fee - 100 $ CAD;
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer to University campus
  • Visa service and consular fee
  • The fee for the institute is 186 $ CAD;
  • Educational materials - from 50 to 75 $ CAD / 1 subject
  • Medical insurance
  • Accommodation and meals.

Extra fees:

  • Application fee 100 CAD
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 50 CAD

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Any young man of 17 years old can become a student of the Institute of Arts in Vancouver. To apply for an applicant, the following documents must be prepared:

  • Copy of passport
  • Study Visa
  • Certificate of secondary education
  • Certificate of good knowledge of the language (for undergraduate - IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL IBT 79, for the diploma program - IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL IBT 55)
  • Essays (from 250 words)
  • Medical certificate (only for culinary faculty students).

A small advantage for enrollment is the availability of vocational education in addition to the average.

Also, every potential student must pass an interview with a representative of the institute. After all these actions, the admissions committee of the university decides on enrollment.

Scholarships The Art Institute in Vancouver

The Art Institute of Vancouver implements a good scholarship program for students, whereby Canadian citizens and students from other countries can receive a financial bonus of $ 500 to $ 20,000 CAD. Every young person can apply for a scholarship, but for successful passing of the competition each applicant must have:

  • High level of English proficiency 
  • High average score in the certificate of secondary education
  • Excellent academic performance during his studies at the university
  • Active participation in student and public life
  • A clear manifestation of the qualities of the organizer and leader.

The scholarship can either partially cover the costs of training, or completely. Therefore, to try to get it is recommended to everyone without exception. In addition, types of scholarships are regularly updated. You can request up-to-date information on this issue from SMAPSE employee.


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