The Art Institute of Vancouver



The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools across North America. We provide hands-on education in the creative and applied arts by offering master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs as well as non-degree programs. For employers, we provide an important source of culinary, design, fashion and media arts professionals. 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.

Areas of Expertise

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.

Off Campus Housing

We offer assistance in placing international students in homestay programs. We work with homestay organizations that are reputable and trusted so that students are given the best in home care. School-sponsored housing form:

Incoming Students

Programs of study: 3D Modeling for Animation & Games, Acting, Advanced Graphic Design, Animation Art & Design, Digital Film & Video, Digital Photography, Event Management, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Game Art & Design, Game Programming, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Professional Recording Arts, Professional Recording Arts (LIPA), VFX for Film & Television, Visual & Game Programming, Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts & Restaurant Ownership, Entrepreneurship & Restaurant Ownership, Hospitality & Restaurant Business Management

Career Planning

The Department of Career Services provides support and assistance in career planning, job search strategies, interview techniques, and resume development. These services are provided through individual and group advising, workshops, and opportunities to network with industry professionals through Portfolio Shows, career fairs and networking events. Job leads for full-time professional work, part-time jobs and internships are available through your Career Services Advisor and a library of online and hard-copy career materials is available for student use.


The Art Institute of Vancouver students are an active group with a wide range of interests. To break up the routine, the school hosts some fun, extracurricular activities. Each quarter, student organized events like DJ nights and live bands take place on campus. We also promote contests, parties, and presentations that mark festivals and holidays.


Graduates are invited to join our Alumni Club. The Club serves as a key link between students and the school. It forms a strong network that promotes contacts and valuable relationships, and benefits everyone.


As our student population includes many ethnic groups and nationalities, we promote diversity in our school culture.

Special Services

The Art Institute of Vancouver has some special services for those with physical challenges, including elevators to transport students between classroom floors and the building entrance.

Affiliated Institutions

The Art Institutes is 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.

Campus Tour

Register for the open house on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at or call 800-252-1432.

Modified on August 07, 2016