460 Saint-Catherine St W #508, Montreal, QC H3B, Canada/ 1514.998.7625/ synstudio.ca
Syn Studio is a private art school located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was founded in 2007 by Anthony Walsh. The school is located in Downtown Montreal at 460 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest. Syn Studio specializes in concept art and illustration for the entertainment industry. Syn Studio offers an 18-month diploma program in Concept Art, recognized by The Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research of Quebec as an Attestation of College Studies. It also offers a non-accredited Full Time Intensive program as well as individual art classes.
570 Dunsmuir St #600, Vancouver, BC V6B 1Y1, Canada/ 1604.682.2787/ www.vanarts.com
Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) is a private post-secondary school in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada founded in 1995 focusing on classical animation. VanArts is accredited through the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA). VanArts offers 12 month programs, as well as part-time courses in Acting, scene study and audition preparation as well as Voice and Speech), Art & Animation (which includes Stop Motion, Comic Book Design) and Digital Photography (which includes Photography 101 and Video for DSLR).
Vancouver Island School of Art
2549 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8T 4E1, Canada/ 1250.380.3500/ vancouverislandschoolart.com
The Vancouver Island School of Art is a learning community dedicated to the advancement of art education through comprehensive programs and presentations for adults of all ages. The focus of the courses and workshops offered by the school is on technique, personal expression and contemporary context.
The Art Institute of Vancouver
2665 Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7, Canada/ 1866.717.8080/ www.artinstitutevancouver.com
The Art Institute of Vancouver is providing education in design, media arts, event management, fashion and culinary arts. The Art Institute offers courses in Visual Effects, Recording Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, Electronic Music, Event Management, Digital Film & Video, Graphic Design, Animation, Fashion Design, Game Art & Design and other art disciplines. Since 2009 The Art Institute of Vancouver offers a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design.
Victoria College of Art
1625 Bank St, Victoria, BC V8R 4V5, Canada/ 1250.598.5422/ www.vca.ca
For nearly forty years, our joy-oriented creative community has encouraged gifted artists to contribute their vision toward making a better more magical world. There is no greener profession. Rather than polluting and exploiting, artists produce works and ideas that give a sense of awe and beauty and a fresh understanding of human life. We help you on this journey to make a difference by offering you a wide range of possibilities: whether they are traditional ones like drawing, painting and sculpture, or exciting new fields like animation and digital design.
Concordia University, Department of Visual Arts, Montreal, Canada
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada/ 1514.848.2424/ www.concordia.ca
Concordia University was founded in 1974 by the merger of Sir George Williams University (1926) and Loyola College (1896). Today the university offers 300 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs. The Visual Arts Division consists of the following courses: Art Education Visual Arts; History of Art; Cinema; Design and Computation Arts; Creative Arts Therapies and Studio Arts. These courses offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree. The Performing Arts Division offers Contemporary Dance, Performance Art, Theatre and Music.
Ontario College of Art & Design University, Toronto
Ontario College of Art & Design University, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Canada/ 1416.977.6000 / www.ocad.ca
Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD U) offers the widest variety of visual arts and design programs in Canada. Possible qualifications available are: BFA, BDes, MA, MFA and MDes. 12 program majors lead to either a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) or a Bachelor of Design (BDes). BFA majors offered are: drawing & painting, printmaking, photography, integrated media and criticism & curatorial practice. BDes major choices are: material art & design, advertising, industrial design, graphic design, illustration and environmental design. Graduate degrees on offer are: Masters in Art, Media and Design (MA, MDes, MFA); Advertising (EMDes); Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (MA); Digital Futures (MA, MDes, MFA, Graduate Diploma); Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes); Design (MDes); and Criticism & Curatorial Practice (MFA). The Graduate Gallery is used by OCAD graduate students for exhibitions and installation art. The OCAD U Professional Gallery was opened in 2007 and exhibits contemporary works by national and international artists.
University of Alberta-Department of Fine Art
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/ 1780.492.3113/ www.ualberta.ca
Established in 1910 by Norwegian emigrants, University of Alberta is located in the picturesque city of Camrose, Alberta. It is one of the top 100 teaching and research universities in the world catering to more than 36,000 students a year, with 11,000 faculty and staff members. The Department of Art is divided into 3 main areas: Visual Arts, Music and Drama. The university offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Studio practices include painting, drawing, sculpture (clay, found objects, plaster, paper, wood and foam blocks) and digital imaging. A minor (BA,BSc,BMgt,BMus) in Art is also available. Bachelor degrees typically take 4 years of studies.
George Brown College, Center for Arts and Design, Ontario
George Brown College, P.O. Box 1015, Station B, Toronto, Ontario, Canada/ 1416.415.2000/ www.georgebrown.ca
The George Brown College Centre for Arts and Design offers programs in 3 schools: School of Design, School of Fashion Studies and School of Performing Arts. Each School offers graduate and 4 year post graduate programs, including a post graduate qualification in a variety of design disciplines, including interdisciplinary design strategy, digital design/games design and advanced digital design.
Yukonsova School of Visual Arts, Yukon
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada/ 1867.993.6390/ www.yukonsova.ca
Yukonsova School of Visual Arts, is the most northern school in Canada offering art programs. Students complete their first year at Yukonsova and then finish their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or Bachelor of Design degree (BDes) at recommended associate colleges (e.g. Emily Carr Institute, Alberta College, Ontario College and Nova Scotia College of Art & Design). The Foundation Year program consists of 6 studio and 4 liberal studies courses. Studio studies include: Principles and practices of drawing, printmaking and paper (the use of collage, beading, relief printmaking techniques and hand making paper); and Principles and practices of drawing, colour and painting (oils, acrylics, watercolours, colour pencils, scrimshaw and monotype printing). Also sculpture; time based media (production, performance art and conceptual art); art words (how to write professional artist biographies, statements, CVs, project descriptions and proposals) and cultural studies.
Art Canada Institute
4 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada/ www.aci-iac.ca
The Art Canada Institute is a non-profit research organization based at Massey College, University of Toronto. Founded in 2012, the ACI is the only national institution whose mandate is to promote the study of an inclusive multi-vocal Canadian art history to as broad an audience as possible, in both English and French, within Canada and internationally. The ACI works with more than 50 of Canada’s leading art historians, curators, and visual culture experts who are dedicated to the creation of authoritative original content on the people, themes, and topics that have defined Canadian art history. The ACI is a registered Canadian charity.
Inter-Dec College Montreal
2000, Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montréal, Québec, Canada/ 1514 939-4444/ www.interdeccollege.com/digital-arts
Since its founding in 1983, Inter-Dec College has distinguished itself by the quality of the training it offers, the variety of its programs, and the excellence of its student services. In 1989, the College took several steps forward by associating with the LCI Education network. It was then able to offer more than 10 professional orientation options in 4 different fields: Beauty, Interior Design, VFX and Gaming and Digital Arts. The programs offered at Inter-Dec College allow students to gain the professional skills and abilities that are in demand on the job market, and to learn all the latest technologies.
Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver-VCAD
626 Pender St W # 500, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada/ 1800.356.8497/ www.vcad.ca
Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) provides accessible, innovative, and industry-driven education and training that serves the needs of our local communities by preparing graduates for rewarding careers in the art and design. VCAD is highly regarded for providing a well-rounded arts education in an environment that emphasizes creativity and individuality. We are proud to be associated with this educational heritage and we are eager to bring its studio-based legacy into the digital age at our campus in Vancouver.
The Luminous Elephant
1548 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2, Canada/ 1604.221.1580/ www.luminouselephant.com
Our studio offers the opportunity to both explore and express a deeper sense of self of who you are and wish to become in our classes and online workshops. Beautiful artists bloom here regardless of age and skill level. The teachers at luminous elephant are natural guides ~ wildly creative, experienced, intuitive and kind who develop authentic relationships with their students. They are sunny advocates for empowering luminous imagination based on the learning needs of each student to inspire everyone through the creative journey.
Claude Watson School for the Arts
130 Doris Ave, North York, ON M2N 0A8, Canada/ 1416.395.3180/ www.claudewatson.org
CWSA is a dynamic school which offers an enriched arts education to students in grades 4 - 8. Each year we admit 60 students (30 boys and 30 girls) into our grade four program. Students spend approximately half their day on the academic curriculum (language, french, math, science, social studies, health and physical education). The other half of their day is spent immersed in the arts. All students participate in dance, drama, music and visual arts.
Toronto School of Art
980 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Canada/ 1416.504.7910/ www.tsa-art.com
Over the past 40 years, the Toronto School of Art (TSA) has established itself as one of the most distinguished alternative arts schools in the city. While our history alone sets us apart, it’s our ideology that truly defines us. We believe in taking an organic approach to the arts. This translates into a hands-on education model that focuses on studio-based learning. We offer students the opportunity to work with practising artists in a close, one-on-one environment. What this entails is a rigorous study of the arts through a challenging, tactile application of every skill set learned.
Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts
1176 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON M1R 2H7, Canada/ 1416.396.6874/ www.wexfordcsa.ca
Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts delivers Visual & Media Arts and Performing Arts at a professional level, provides a strong academic, athletic and technological program for all its students. Its safe and caring environment inspires life-long learning and a desire for personal excellence.
Rosedale Heights School of the Arts
711 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Canada/ 1416.393.1580/ rhsa.ca
The Visual and Media Arts Programme at Rosedale Heights School of the Arts aims to develop student skills in a variety of traditional and contemporary art techniques, to familiarize them with a wide range of art materials, and to provide them with a solid foundation of art historical knowledge. The program offers a balance between the development of technical skills and the nurturing of creative thinking skills through a variety of structured exercises and open-ended creation assignments. Our curriculum reflects trends in contemporary visual arts education, which is regularly updated and refined, in order to best prepare students for a variety of post-secondary education paths.