New Image College

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New Image College
NIC Official Logo.png
Address

Student Campus: 987 Granville St.

Corporate Offices: 543 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada
Information
Type Private
Motto "Our Graduates Work"
Established 1980
President Charie Van Dyke
Campus type Urban Campus
Website

New Image College (commonly abbreviated as NIC) is a PTIB-accredited[1] private academy for film acting, makeup artistry, aesthetics, hairdressing and nail design located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.[2] New Image College consists of two locations: their main student campus is located at Granville[3] and Nelson and their corporate offices at Granville and Pender.

New Image College is EQA[4]-designated by the BC Ministry of Education,[5] and a Designated Learning Institution with CIC.

New Image College is a branch of the multimedia and venture capitalist corporation Global Model and Talent Inc., which is a multi-faceted organization comprising New Image Entertainment,[6] LD Vacations, ShyDaTry Service and Product Inc., Phrike Film Festival,[7] NIC Spa Inc.[8] and other numerous ventures.

History[edit]

New Image College was founded in 1980 by the Canadian-born husband and wife team Bill and Charlotte Dyck.[9] Both were extensively trained as clinical marriage and family physiologist, with years of philanthropy work[10] within BC and around the world, specifically India and China. The pair conceived New Image with the goal of providing an opportunity for abused women to develop a "new image" for themselves.

Initially focusing on fashion design, etiquette courses, and self-confidence seminars, the business was considerably expanded when it was taken over by their daughter, Charie Van Dyke.

Under the guidance of New Image College President Van Dyke and her husband, Vice President John Craig, the business would develop into one of the most respected and successful private academies in Canada, boasting over 25,000 alumni.

As of 2016, New Image has expanded even further after acquiring their 'Creative Arts Campus' on the corner of Granville and Nelson.

New Image College recently rebranded itself with the name "NIC" alongside the launch of its NIC Spa line.[8] The NIC Spa on Granville, a private branch of Global Model & Talent, provides opportunities for alumni of New Image College's aesthetics program to begin their small businesses through the college's Entrepreneurial Program.

New Image Entertainment[edit]

New Image Entertainment is an independent film production company located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. New Image Entertainment is subsidiary of New Image College, originally developed to produce short-length and feature-length films, utilizing the talents of their parent student body.

New Image Entertainment has produced over 100 independent productions, including the features Star Vehicle (aka Bleading Lady), which has been released internationally on DVD, Famine,[11] and Bad Building.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Private Training Institutions | Private Training Institutions Branch". www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  2. ^ Vancouver, City of (2016-09-26). "City of Vancouver". vancouver.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Guide to Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Street". www.tourismvancouver.com. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  4. ^ Education, Ministry of Advanced. "Education Quality Assurance - Province of British Columbia". www2.gov.bc.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  5. ^ Services, Ministry of Technology Innovation and Citizens. "Ministry of Education - Province of British Columbia". www2.gov.bc.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  6. ^ "NewImage Entertainment – NIE". www.newimageentertainment.ca. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  7. ^ "Phrike Filmfest 72 Hours competition". Phrike Filmfest 72 Hours competition. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  8. ^ a b "Home - NICSpa". NICSpa. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  9. ^ "Bill Dyck | Tabor Village". www.taborhome.org. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  10. ^ "Youth for Christ Canada". yfccanada.org. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  11. ^ "Ryan Nicholson's Famine". Shu-Izms Horror News. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 

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