A diverse group of Students of Vancouver Island University's Art Programs

Programs and Courses

Art, Design and Performing Arts

People call you the creative type.

You’re hands-on, a visionary-in-the-making with ideas galore, an artist, an innovator, an originator, a performer. Whatever you are passionate about, you want to hone your talents and gain the new skills you will need to find a rewarding, challenging and meaningful career in the creative industries.

Your imagination, ideas and expression will get the full support of VIU faculty, who will work with you and share their deep experience to shape your talents and interests for a career tailored to your area of choice. You might dream of acting or working in stagecraft, making original music, creating beautiful and functional designs, teaching others in the creative fields, or seeing your work on canvas or on the big screen. Study art, design and theatre to launch your career in the growing creative economy where you can work in many settings from small businesses to large organizations.

Matt Lineker, a student of VIU's Bachelor in Graphic Design degree program on campus

Matt Lineker

“In my program, there is a small number of students. I get to attend classes with the same small group of peers and teachers for four years. This lets me get to know each person quite well. Instructors take the time to get to know me, and we continue to interact for four years. After only two years in the program, I already feel incredibly comfortable and confident thanks to the environment.”

Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design