- Location Vancouver, BC
- Web Site http://www.artinstitutes.edu/vancouver
- Nearest ELS Center Vancouver,BC
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|Key majors offered|
|Animation Art & Design|
|Applied Design In Graphic Design|
|Applied Design In Interior Design|
|Science In Game Programming|
|Visual Effects For Film & Television|
|Housing||Location Type||Offers Scholarships||Student Population||Offers CLA|
|Available for Undergraduate||Urban||Yes||2000 (Total)||Yes|
|Degrees Offered||Public/Private||Student Body||Student Population|
|Career/Undergraduate Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor||Private||Co-educational||300 (International)|
Yearly Costs / ELS Level
|Degree||Tuition||Fees||Housing **||Meals||OtherExpenses||I 20/Visa||ELS|
At The Art Institute of Vancouver, there is a vibrant energy that fuels students to do their best while becoming a part of a thriving creative community. The Art Institute of Vancouver, previously The Center for Digital Imaging and Sound in Burnaby, B.C., and The Institute of Digital Arts in Richmond, B.C., opened in 2002. In June 2003, the school expanded to include culinary education with the addition of the Dubrulle International Culinary & Hotel Institute of Canada facilities. In September 2004, the school was formally integrated and named The Art Institute of Vancouver. The "Princeton Review" announced their "Top Schools to Study Video Game Design for 2013," ranking The Art Institute of Vancouver as number nine on the top 15 of the list for undergraduate schools. This is The Art Institute of Vancouver's fourth appearance on the list and the only school from Canada included in the top 15. In June 2009, the Design and Event Management programs moved into a new purpose-built, two-story structure located at 2665 Renfrew Street, adjacent to the Renfrew SkyTrain station. The Renfrew campus, which has 40,000 square feet of student space, was master planned and developed specifically for the school by Vancouver-based MCM Interiors, who won the 2006 Interior Designers Institute of BC (IDI) Award of Excellence for their work with Electronic Arts. The Media Arts programs moved to the Renfrew campus in Summer 2010, bringing the student space to a total of 80,000 square feet. The combined locations hold numerous classrooms, computer labs, studios, a professional kitchen, gallery space, as well as a large library and student lounge. The Art Institute of Vancouver offers school-sponsored housing and social activities, as well as a student health plan. There are also class-related clubs and extracurricular activities such as the soccer team, yoga classes, and movie nights to bring students together.
The School-Sponsored Housing complex is NOT on campus. It is located at 3433 Crowley Avenue in Vancouver. It is a convenient 20 minute skytrain ride from housing (Joyce skytrain station) to the Renfrew and culinary campus, It is recommended that students use an online mapping website to determine the distance of Student Housing from the various campuses. The units consists of a 2 bedroom, 1 or 1.5 bathroom apartments for 4 students (850 sq ft). Each unit is single sex while the complex is co-ed. Each unit is fully furnished with a couch, coffee table, dining table and chairs, desks and chairs, twin beds, dressers, nightstands, lamps and bookshelves. Kitchens come with refrigerators, stove/oven and dishwashers. Students are responsible to bring their own personal belongings and kitchenware. The cost of electricity, water, heat, garbage/recycling and internet are included in the overall costs of housing. Please note that telephone and cable TV services are NOT included and are the responsibility of the student(s) to connect and maintain if they so desire. It is recommended that students bring their own personal cell phone.
The Art Institute of Vancouver offers school-sponsored housing and social activities, as well as a student health plan. There are also class-related clubs and extracurricular activities such as the soccer team, yoga classes and movie nights to bring students together.