All applicants must successfully complete high school (Grade 12 or GED 12) or be a mature student of 20 years of age as of the start date of the program and who are Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, or foreign students with a valid student visa.
Since English is the language of instruction at The Art Institute of Vancouver, all applicants must possess adequate knowledge of English as a prerequisite to admission. Regardless of country of origin or citizenship status, all applicants whose primary language is not English are required to submit with their application proof of English competency. A minimum TOEFL score of 480 (on the paper based TOEFL or 157 on the computer based TOEFL) is required. Applicants may be asked to complete a personal or telephone interview with the appropriate academic manager.
Please view 'Requirements for Canadian Students'.
All applications must be submitted with a non-refundable $50.00 application fee as well as a completed enrolment agreement. High school transcripts are required for all applicants unless you are applying as a mature student. Official or original transcripts are required for all secondary and post-secondary courses taken. Each applicant must submit a 250 word typed personal essay detailing a career direction incorporating your education at The Art Institute of Vancouver. Take this opportunity to highlight any extracurricular activities relating to the program to which you are applying. Written communication skills are reviewed at this time. For health reasons, each applicant must submit a doctor's note certifying health status, a negative Tuberculosis test result, and proof of British Columbia medical insurance coverage for the duration of the program.
Please view 'Procedure for Canadian Students'.