Professional Institutions

-  British Columbia  -

Blanche Macdonald Centre

Since 1960, BMC has offered the highest quality of Professional career training in Makeup Artistry, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Hair Design, Esthetics/Spa Therapy and Nail Technology. Considered to be the premium industry leader, the college graduates over one thousand students per year and has three campuses in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Campus:              Vancouver Uptown, Vancouver Downtown, Vancouver Midtown

Intake:                   Variable

Hot programs:     International Fashion Marketing, Global Makeup, Hair School


The Blanche Macdonald Centre has always been at the forefront of advanced education.


The Centre employs over 80 full and part-time instructors, all of whom are active industry professionals, and many of whom are local and international award winners and nominees. Our instructors balance their careers with a commitment to education and have on average 10 years of teaching experience.


The Blanche Macdonald faculty work closely with students in setting and meeting educational, creative, and professional goals. The success of the college and our graduates is largely due to our exceptionally qualified instructors and directors who provide a highly personalized approach to education and an unwavering commitment to excellence in learning.


Everyone deserves the chance to receive the education and develop the skills that will lead to a productive and meaningful place in the world. Our staff are caring professionals dedicated to helping you find the means to discover and express your unique potential.


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The Art Institutes of Vancouver

The Art Institute of Vancouver is centrally situated for all these activities and students have easy access to downtown via public transportation. 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.


Campus:               Vancouver

Intake:                   Variable

Hot programs:     Fashion Design, Game Art & Design, Animation, Video Effects


The Art Institute of Vancouver is an accredited school under the: Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia.


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.


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.


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Vancouver Premier College

Established in 1998, Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management (VPC) has been dedicated to providing professional hospitality education to students from around the world.


Campus:               Vancouver

Intake:                   January, May, September

Hot programs:     Hotel Management


60% of VPC graduates obtain jobs internationally after graduation, while 40% continue on to further education due to our strong articulation agreements with colleges and universities both local and international. Of VPC working graduates, 72% are employed in the hospitality, food and beverage industry, 19% in the tourism sector and 9% in other related fields.


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Vancouver Film School

Vancouver Film School was founded on the philosophy that one year of concentrated work, that balances industry-led theory and hands-on production, gives students the necessary skills to craft a professional-level portfolio or reel.


Campus:               Vancouver

Intake:                   Variable

Hot programs:     3D Animation, Film Production, Game Design, Acting Essential


VFS offers 13 world-class, post-secondary programs—spanning every aspect of the entertainment arts—that are developed and taught by award-winning industry professionals. So that each program’s intensive curriculum evolves along with demands of the industry, and the best, current industry practices.


Students’ experiences emulate the professional industry world. Students are physically and mentally immersed in Vancouver’s film, animation, game, and design industries that surround our campuses, and benefit from career guidance and expertise from industry mentors, instructors, and guest speakers.


More than 47% of our students come to VFS from overseas, before graduating and pursuing their dreams at home or in entertainment hubs, like Vancouver.


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Unit 2826 & 2827

& Unit 2616

4500 Kingsway, Burnaby,

BC, Canada, V5H 2A9