We had the opportunity to interview LaSalle College Vancouver, learning more about how they originated and how they currently contribute to British Columbia’s creative industries.
What kind of work do you do in the creative industries?
LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) is a boutique creative career school offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in the ﬁelds of Fashion, Game Design & VFX, Audio & Film, Culinary Arts, Interior Design, and Graphic Design. With over 35 different programs to offer and with credentials ranging from bachelor’s degrees to certiﬁcates, LCV is the perfect place to let creativity run wild. LCV, accredited by Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education of British Columbia, has been crowned one of the top 10 undergraduate schools for video game design by the Princeton Review for the past 7 years, and one of the top 50 fashion schools by Fashionista.com. LCV takes pride in its direct links with the workplace and educational network in Canada and around the world and offers diverse opportunities and support for students to be exposed to industry and build their skills necessary for success.
How did you or your company get started?
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 80,000 square feet building in beautiful Vancouver, LCV delivers programs with credentials ranging from Bachelor Degrees, Diploma’s and Certificates and has been consistently named one of the top 10 undergraduate schools for video game design by the Princeton Review.
What milestones have you achieved or are you focusing on now?
For the last nine years, we have been named the #1 Game Design school in Canada which also takes into account all of our Media Arts programs when creating the ranking. We work very hard to continue to maintain this ranking.