LaSalle College Vancouver

LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) opened its doors in 1998 as an English as second language school (ESL). In 2002, the school began to focus and expand on design-based programs such in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Artistic Make-up, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Graphic Design, and 2D/3D Animation as well as on-line training programs in Interior Design, Fashion Marketing, Video Game 3D Modelling, and Administrative Assistant.

On February 1, 2017, LCI Education network, of which LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) is a member, acquired The Art Institute of Vancouver an award winning higher education provider offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in diverse fields such as VFX for Film and Television, Video Game Programming, Digital Film & Video, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion, Culinary Arts and just to name a few.

Located in an 80,000-square-foot building in beautiful Vancouver, LCV delivers programs with credentials ranging from Bachelor Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates and has been consistently named one of the top 10 undergraduate schools for video game design by the Princeton Review.

LaSalle College Vancouver prides itself on small class size, a friendly environment, hands-on delivery, and excellent industry-experienced instructors.

The goal of LCV is to provide excellence in knowledge building and skill development and to assist its students in achieving their career goals in a professional, stimulating and friendly environment.

LaSalle College Vancouver is designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education of British Columbia and is registered with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Student Services Branch. Government funding is available to full-time students who qualify.

Among the many advantages, students are able to enjoy opportunities to study abroad from one week to one semester at a selection of the network’s campuses, including Montreal, Bogota, Istanbul, Jakarta and Barcelona.

LCV is also a member of the LCI Education network composed of 23 campuses on 5 continents.

Our Advantages

LaSalle College: the international reference in post-secondary education Training beyond compare

  • Programs offered in English.
  • Practical educational projects that reflect professional realities and lead to internationally-recognized diplomas.
  • Enthusiastic, devoted teachers with a solid background in the workforce.
  • Combination work/study programs.
  • Opportunities for students to participate in regional, national and international contests.
  • Internships with the most innovative companies.
  • A general education – in all programs – encouraging environmentally conscious practices.
  • Integration of entrepreneurial concepts in all programs.
  • A dedicated team of professionals providing personal career planning services, capping an outcome-oriented education experience.
  • Support services for international students.

The 10 basic principles of our academic project

LaSalle College Vancouver offers an edifying education in an inclusive environment that allows its students to obtain their desired diploma, as well as acquire and develop the following:

  • Oral and written abilities in English.
  • The ability to master new industry-related information technologies.
  • Competencies that facilitate professional mobility.
  • Management skills applicable in the current context of market globalization and instant communications.
  • The ability to work with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Leadership and entrepreneurship.
  • An attitude that reflects a responsible citizen, respect for others, and rigour in all circumstances.
  • An inherent value of continuing education.
  • An awareness of responsible habits that promote good health for one’s self and for others.
  • A natural impulse to protect the environment and advocate for sustainable development

LaSalle College Vancouver | Make Creativity Your Way of Life

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Diploma

LaSalle College Vancouver

The 3D Modeling for Animation & Games diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to pursue entry ... [+]

Animated Learning

Go from admiring the animation in your favourite video games and movies to creating it. Our graduates have built careers in some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names. The animation and film industries are booming in Vancouver and beyond, with employers seeking those who deliver the perfect balance of technical and artistic ability. Through the Diploma program, students take their passion for animation and technical understanding to become a 3D-character artist. Building on a foundation of artistic training, students graduate from the program with a professional portfolio that showcases their accomplishments to the industry.

Each three-month quarter of the program is comprised of tightly integrated, cohesive courses which are designed to provide the opportunity for students to accomplish specific, industry driven competencies and outcomes. Each course builds on the lessons of the ones before it and each quarter is a prerequisite for the following.... [-]

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The Animation Art & Design diploma program is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to pursue entry-level employment in the animation, game ... [+]

Animated Action

In this program, students build on a foundation in drawing, colour, design and computer applications. Students have the opportunity to develop advanced techniques in various aspects of computer graphics and animation. The Animation Art and Design Diploma program provides graduates the chance to build the necessary technical and creative skills to demonstrate and present their talents to the film and game industries. Students learn how to merge art and science with hands-on training from top animators in the field.

Objectives

In this program, students begin with a foundation in drawing, colour, design, and computer applications. Students have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in various aspects of computer graphics and animation. ... [-]

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Top professionals in the culinary arts do more than just cook. They manage restaurants, cater special events, offer personal chef services, and more. For many, however, t ... [+]

Rise to the Challenge

To provide students with a broad background and create a more versatile employee, Baking & Pastry Arts students receive instruction in the concepts and theories of culinary techniques. This includes the fundamental concepts, skills, and techniques involved in basic cookery, as well as an exploration of a wide realm of topics in the culinary arts including the advantages and disadvantages of working in specific areas of the hospitality industry.

Building on the basics learned in the first two quarters of the program, students can begin to refine their skills and explore the techniques of plated desserts and the theory behind building edible art for a-la-carte service, competition, and banquet functions. Students also study – through hands-on training – the creation of wedding cakes, chocolates, confections, tortes, European cakes, and centrepieces.... [-]

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The mission of the Culinary Arts diploma program is to provide an environment for students to become learners possessing the skills, knowledge, creativity, and ethical va ... [+]

The Fine Art of Food

For you, food isn’t just what you eat. It’s how you express your creativity and who you are as a person. And at a time when culinary tastes are evolving and cultural barriers are disappearing, the industry needs people like you. In the Culinary Arts Diploma program, students are immersed in an environment that emulates a true, modern professional kitchen. Students hone their cooking mastery as they focus on learning to deliver the popular international flavours and techniques today’s consumers – and employers – want and expect. Students are surrounded and inspired by their talented, creatively driven peers.

Students gain the knowledge, creativity and ethical values necessary to thrive in the evolving culinary, restaurant and catering professions. Experienced industry professionals share their knowledge and up-to-date technical acumen with students through a robust curriculum that relies heavily on participation in projects that are practical and technical in scope.... [-]

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Expanding digital markets continue to present new challenges for the workforce. With this in mind, the Digital Film & Video program offers students a curriculum which ... [+]

The Craft of Filmmaking

LaSalle College Vancouver’s Digital Film and Video Diploma program prepares students for a rewarding career behind the camera. Students learn about every aspect of film and video production including digital video cameras, editing and graphics software. Students explore everything from how to create everything from broadcast news to motion pictures as they learn to write and direct the story of their future. Students learn all areas of pre-production, such as screenwriting, scripting, production, location scouting and casting. They also go behind the camera to study production in camera operations, directing, producing, and post-production in editing, digital finishing and media management.... [-]

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Compelling imagery carries much of the emotional power in today’s visual media, both print and electronic. This imagery is most commonly photographic. Students in the Dig ... [+]

A Photographer's Eye

Photography is about so much more than taking a good photo; it’s about understanding light and form, technology and software, editing and finishing. The Digital Photography Diploma program teaches students the essentials of the craft, preparing them for an exciting and diverse career in photography.

While developing an understanding of their visual style, students develop professional standards and skills to guide their career. In the digital age, there’s a market for people who known how to create professional-level photos. The Digital Photography Diploma helps students grow the needed skills to build a rewarding career in photography.

Objectives

Students have the opportunity to explore the principles of photographic design and the significance of visual style in the commercial sector; study the application of professional cameras, lenses, and related processes as they apply to commercial uses such as editorial or advertising photography; and to learn to use contemporary photographic imaging equipment and software in industry related facilities.... [-]

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If you are passionate about fashion and full of creative & avant-guard ideas for your very own clothing collection, the Fashion Design Program will take your talent t ... [+]

Fashioning a Future

“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life,” famed street fashion photographer Bill Cunningham famously said. The Fashion Design Diploma program is an excellent fit for those who see fabric as so much more than clothes. LaSalle College Vancouver’s Fashion program prepares students to thrive in the burgeoning fashion industry.

Students learn the fundamentals of fashion design, including tailoring, flat pattern drafting, draping, textiles and computer pattern drafting, from instructors who have worked first-hand in the business.

Course Objectives

The Fashion Design program offers the ability to transform design ideas into garments and accessories as well as knowledge of the business side of the fashion industry.... [-]

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The Fashion Marketing program blends individual creativity with a keen sales orientation. The program exposes students to the apparel industry from a business standpoint, ... [+]

The Forefront of Fashion

Do you love fashion and telling compelling stories? The Fashion Marketing program merges creativity with storytelling. LaSalle College Vancouver’s Diploma program exposes students to fashion from the business side of the industry. In the digital world, fashion marketing experts are more in demand than ever. At LaSalle College Vancouver, students gain cutting-edge strategies to help boost in-store, and online traffic and work with fashion marketing industry standards to analyze consumer behaviour.

Course Objectives

Students are introduced to foundation skills such as colour theory, fashion sketching, costume history, digital imaging and introductory retail skills.... [-]

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The Game Art & Design diploma program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as game designers and level designers in the video game industry. This goal is achi ... [+]

The Theory Behind Gaming

Students in the Game Art and Design Diploma program build rock-solid skills in design, level design, game scripting, written communication, as well as 2D and 3D art. Students learn to write professional design documentation, design games, game systems, game mechanics and level environments, as well as apply knowledge to create their own interactive experiences. Students also have the opportunity to develop professional quality production work to showcase in a portfolio project.

Course Objectives

Graduates will demonstrate:

the application of learned concepts from foundation level design courses: Game design principles and terminology, research, critical analysis, prototyping, gaming systems design, level design, user-interface design, design for business requirements, as well as scripting and art. Applied technical knowledge of scripting, design tools and software in accordance with current industry standards. practical understanding and application of the principles of game design, systems design, level design, user interface design, user experience design, platform-specific design, and free-to-play game design. professionalism through the process of conceptualizing, planning, executing, and delivering quality game design projects that will lead toward the capstone project and self-promotion package in accordance with current industry standards. knowledge of the managerial and developmental aspects of the game production pipeline and demonstrate knowledge of planning, budgeting, specifications, constraints, scope, teamwork, problem solving, and deadlines that go into making a market ready game. ability to work on team-based game development projects. Overview ... [-]
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If you have imagination, a business-oriented mind and a passion for graphic design, take your talent to the next level with the Graphic Design Program. ... [+]

Designs for the Future

If you already have a portfolio of design foundations courses, the Graphic Design, Diploma program is right for you. Diploma students master the fundamentals of design, typography, illustration and production procedures in creative communication projects. Students also learn how to meet the needs of clients quickly, creatively and economically. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of fields, from film and TV to publishing and retail. Creatives with the ability to tell an impactful story through visuals are always in demand.

Objectives

Upon graduation, Graphic Design graduates will have acquired the training and developed the portfolio necessary to interview for entry-level positions in advertising agencies, design studios, publishing houses, web development companies, corporate communications departments, and television studios.... [-]

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LaSalle College Vancouver

Students in this program will have the opportunity to learn to apply the fundamentals of design, typography, illustration and production procedures in creative communicat ... [+]

Design with Purpose

If you do not have a portfolio representing the foundation courses, the Graphic Design & Foundation for Design program is for you. In this program students learn the fundamentals of design, typography, illustration and production procedures. They are trained in the use of the latest industry software and graduate knowing how to meet the graphic design needs of their clients quickly, creatively and economically. Graduates know how to use powerful imagery to convey ideas and emotion.

Objectives

Graphic Design & Foundation for Design graduates will have acquired the training and developed the portfolio necessary to interview for entry-level positions in advertising agencies, design studios, publishing houses, web development companies, corporate communications departments, and television studios.... [-]

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At The International Culinary School at LaSalle College Vancouver, we understand that successful communication between all the players in the business – in the kitchen an ... [+]

Creating Memorable Experiences

Today’s employers are looking for trained team members who bring passion, commitment, a rock-solid work ethic and razor-sharp adaptability. To make it in the restaurant business you have to love to work with a smile on your face, engage with visitors and enjoy a theatre-like atmosphere. You have to be cheerful and positive while being productive when dealing with both staff and the public – it’s not an easy feat, but LaSalle College Vancouver shows students how to thrive in an exciting industry with high-level, hands-on training.

Course Objectives

Curriculum for the Hospitality & Restaurant Business Management diploma program begins with an introduction to the fundamental culinary skills and techniques used in basic cookery. Students then explore the various dimensions of culinary, such as the role of culinary education and various career opportunities, before moving on to both practical and theoretical skills in the business arena.... [-]

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LaSalle College Vancouver’s Interior Design program offers students the chance to take a passion and turn it into their future. The bachelor’s degree and diploma programs ... [+]

Let Your Vision Guide You

The work of a designer is about much more than creating polished spaces. In today’s digital age, they also must be proficient in industry software and design analysis. LaSalle College Vancouver’s Diploma Interior Design program ensures students graduate with all of the necessary skills to design a brilliant career, by knowing current trends and understanding traditional concepts of design. Our balanced approach, taught by experienced interior designers, ensures students gain an understanding of interior construction, building codes, materials, lighting and furnishings.

The program is designed to prepare students to communicate design solutions through a variety of visual media while developing aesthetic and ethical sensitivities. Along with design principles, students learn how their role connects with others in the industry and how to manage the business of their profession.... [-]

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Are you fascinated by the construction and composition of jewellery? Do you enjoy working with your hands and have an artistic edge? If so, our Jewellery Design Program w ... [+]

Carve Your Own Path

With the LaSalle College Vancouver jewellery design program, students can turn a passion into a creatively rewarding career. In only one year, and with no experience necessary, students learn to produce an original collection of jewellery. Experienced and passionate teachers guide students through the jewellery design process, from concept to fabrication, including the promotion of their own jewellery business. Students roll up their sleeves and practice the basics of shaping, forming, soldering and finishing metal to bring their vision of wearable art to life.

Objectives Develop the ability to transform jewelry concepts into jewelry pieces; Translate jewelry concepts into sketches and illustrations using freehand drawing techniques; Develop skills to design and construct fashion jewelry creations; Learn about the various materials available to create jewelry pieces; Learn the history of jewelry design and how culture influences fashion jewelry trends; Produce a collection of jewelry; Acquire skills to produce, manage, market, promote and present jewelry designs. Overview ... [-]
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The Professional Recording Arts program is designed to meet the needs of industry by offering a curriculum that provides students with a solid background in technology, t ... [+]

Make Music Your Business

If your goal is to use your talent, training and the latest tools to create the music and sound that informs, entertains and inspires, the Professional Recording Arts Diploma program is the perfect place to hit the play button on an exciting career. In this innovative program, students gain cutting-edge credentials with a curriculum that balances theory with hands-on experience in the recording studio.

Objectives

Through rigorous study of theoretical concepts, industry practices, and hands-on production techniques, students work to develop the technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities needed to become professional engineers, technicians, producers and business people. Students have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of acoustics, audio engineering principles, digital audio editing, analog and digital audio mixing, music theory, keyboarding, and practical audio electronics among other skills.... [-]

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The Professional Recording Arts (LIPA) program is a fully articulated block transfer program. Students aspiring to a higher level of academic work and/or are clear about ... [+]

Make Music Your Life

The Professional Recording Arts program is a transfer program for students who aspire to attend the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), a university situated in the English City of Liverpool that was co-founded by Paul McCartney. Students can apply for this specialized program at the beginning of their studies at LaSalle College Vancouver to potentially attend this prestigious school.

Objectives

The program includes all course work in the Professional Recording Arts diploma program with additional academic and project requirements and higher expectations regarding academic achievement. Additional courses include Media Studies and Technology, and Directed Studies. The program requires the completion of a variety of written papers through Directed Studies courses. In addition, students are required to complete a major collaborative project.... [-]

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The VFX for Film & Television diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver is designed to provide graduates with the relevant skills necessary to seek entry-level emp ... [+]

The Magic of Visual Effects

The VFX for Film and Television Diploma program at LaSalle College Vancouver prepares students for employment in the post-production industry for film and television as VFX artists and technicians, as well as in the game and animation industries. Our students build a foundation of traditional artistic skill, a solid knowledge base in film and VFX theories and principles through hands-on training in multiple applications and tools, including compositing and digital film production techniques.

Course Objectives

Each 3 month quarter of the program is comprised of tightly integrated, cohesive courses which are designed to help students meet specific, industry driven competencies and outcomes. The curriculum is structured to facilitate portfolio outcomes culminating in the development of a professional “demo reel” and other marketing pieces.... [-]

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Video game programmers must be well versed in the technical aspects of game creation. They must be able to create the core game engine subsystems, integrate art assets, a ... [+]

Bring Games to Life

Programmers have the technological know-how to turn a game designer’s concepts and visions in fruition with computer code. Using industry-driven programming tools, students enhance the techniques they already have and develop the ones needed to spark imaginations and launch a creative and in-demand career in a field they love.

Course Objectives

The Visual & Game Programming diploma program is an intense hands-on program with a focus on technical programming skills for video games. While the emphasis is on object oriented programming, students also study mathematics, scripting, game design, and algorithm development. In addition to core programming skills, the curriculum introduces students to a number of programming topics including graphics, physics, gameplay and tools development. ... [-]

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