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VanArts is accredited through the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA).
The first campus for VanArts was on West Broadway street in Vancouver, and by 1998 it had moved downtown to 837 Beatty Street. Originally offering programs for classical and computer animation, the school expanded to offer Game Art & Design in 2003 and Visual Effects in 2004. Upon adding the first Digital Photography program in North America in 2006, VanArts needed to expand and moved to a new campus at 626 West Pender Street. In 2008, the William Davis Centre for Actors Study joined up with VanArts and became its Acting department. Another move happened in 2010 to its current location at 570 Dunsmuir Street. 2011 brought new departments for Web Development & Interactive Design, and the addition of Broadcasting for Radio & Television from the esteemed faculty of Columbia Academy School of Broadcast Arts.
2011 also marked VanArts’ first degree pathway agreement with Woodbury University in Burbank, CA, soon to be followed by further pathways with Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, Bond University and Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand, University of Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom. In 2013, VanArts signed an agreement for its first local degree pathway with the Vancouver campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.
The William Davis Centre for Actors Study
Columbia Academy Broadcasting School
The courses offered at that time were dedicated to Broadcast Announcing and Commercial Copywriting for Radio & Television. In the late 1970s, McNeill created Water Street Film & Sound Works and added Recording Engineering career training to the courses offered. As a result, in 1981, the school's name was changed to Columbia Academy of Radio, Television and Recording Arts.
In 1986, Columbia Academy moved from Vancouver's historic Gastown district into its current location on West Broadway. That year also marked the school's expansion into Video, Film and Television Production training. In 2011 Columbia Academy's broadcasting department became a part of VanArts and it remains at the pinnacle of Broadcasting, Recording & Sound Design.
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).
- PCTIA - VanArts Registration & Accreditation
- "About Us - VanArts".
- Woodbury University/VanArts - Degree Pathway
- Deakin/VanArts Degree Pathway
- Bond/VanArts Degree Pathway
- Griffith/VanArt Degree Pathway
- Media Design School/VanArt Degree Pathway
- Glocestershire/VanArts Degree Pathway
- Fairleigh Dickinson/VanArts Degree Pathway
- "William Davis Centre for Actor's Study joins VanArts - Vancouver Institute of Media Arts".
- "CA: Broadcasting Arts School - Recording Schools - Sound Design Schools - Vancouver Film & Video Production Schools". 19 May 2007.
- "About Columbia Academy - Media Entertainment & Communications Career Training School". 7 September 2007.
- "Part-Time Courses & Intensives - VanArts".