Their regular Diploma program (now entering its 40th year) can be accomplished by a series of certificate stepping stones:
1) Fine Arts Fundamental Certificate (Visual Arts) previously First Year Diploma
2) Fine Arts Advanced Certificate (previously Second Year Diploma Program) and
3) Fine Arts Diploma (previously Third Year) Each of these PCTIA accredited programs are 7 months in duration.
VCA has been granted EQA ( Education Quality Assurance) by the BC Ministry of Education.
VCA now offers most classes using a modern learning theory of intensive and semi-intensive instruction. In practice, fundamental skill classes, such as drawing, design, painting etc. are given in a 4-week blocks (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 3 days a week) Students will earn a full credit for the term’s work in each subject. Other courses are offered Mondays and Fridays for 6 weeks.