Life at VCAD on Instagram by _cutupangels

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Life at VCAD on Instagram by _cutupangels - Kitchen Design

I’m about to blow up Instagram with my residential design posts.. #residentialdesign #interiordesign #vcad #finals #kitchendesign
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by _cutupangels - Bathroom Design

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Life at VCAD on Instagram by _cutupangels - Evolution of Light

#evolutionoflight #homework #vcad #analyzeadesign #lightbulbs and #oillamps
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by _cutupangels - Furniture Design

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Life at VCAD on Instagram by _cutupangels - Living Room

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Life at VCAD on Instagram by _cutupangels - Playing With Metal i

Playing with metal in class #furnituredesign #chaise #sidetable #vcad #model
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by _cutupangels - Preteen Bedroom

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Life at VCAD on Instagram by _cutupangels - Slowly Getting my Ta

#perspective #college #kitchendesign #riskymove #vcad #finals #copics .. Slowly getting my talent back, work work work! Happy with the results even though I can do better!
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by _cutupangels - Space Planning

Almost done!! #3dmodel #interiordesign #interiordesignstudent #vcad #college #spaceplanning

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VCAD Interior Design Program

Space, lighting and design can influence how people feel, think, work, and relate to each other. Interior design is a rewarding and creative career that allows you to bring beauty and function into the lives of others. VCAD’s Interior Design program allows you to develop a skill set that compliments your creative vision so you can excel in interior design. The program introduces students to design principles, color theory, space planning, drafting and industry-standard software.

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Which Interior Design School to Choose?

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Hi!

My name is Breanne and I was in the Interior Design program at VCAD

Why go back to school?

It’s just one of those things where I was always interested in. I took four years out of high school and travelled around. I have always been interested in the design world and decided to pursue it. I found VCAD and it looked like a good school; so, I looked into it, got accepted and moved to Vancouver.

What interested you about Interior Design?

I have always been one of those people who walked into the room and noticed everything that I don’t like about the place or things I like about the place; so, I just figured that it was my field.

Did you have any apprehensions or fears?

Definitely! One of my apprehensions was about failing in general and not being good at what I was trying to do especially after taking so long after being in high school. It made me a bit nervous, but it was good in the end.

Were family and friends supportive?

My family has always been supportive and my friends as well. They all want me to be in Sasquatchian if I could, but whenever I want they will always be there for me.

Why choose to attend VCAD?

I didn’t know much about VCAD because I was in Australia at that time and I looked at a few schools. VCAD looked like a choice for me and I chose that one. Speaking to the representative of VCAD made the program sound very good and that is why I chose it. It just sounded like hands on and teachers sounded very good.

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What did you like most about the program?

Our teachers were just fantastic! They really made it what our school needed to be. They taught me a lot and provided us with everything we needed.

How did the instructors help in your program?

I think it was beneficial because if they didn’t have the experience and anybody could be teaching you, but the fact that all of them were interior designers themselves we had a real world experience advice.

Why is the portfolio show important?

I think it will benefit us in a sense that we kind of met those people and we know how to communicate with them. They became our contacts we can get in touch with.

How did it help having actual working instructors?

We went to a few furniture stores and we went to tile stores, and carpet stores, and glass stores as well, which was very cool.

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How has graduation changed your life?

I am going to be much more focused on finding a job in the industry and it will change me in many ways I’m not really sure of yet.

What has school done for you?

I can easily design somebody’s space if that’s what they need and I’m much more involved into the design community, and I’m now more experienced in places I have never been experienced in before.

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about going back to school?

Be confident and always ask for help if you need it. Basically … yeah!

Work by the VCAD Interior Design Program Student Samantha B

Design of the office space with furnishings, colours, textures t

Hotel Bar Concept Sketch - Hand Sketch, Rendering

Hotel Lobby - Hand sketch, rendering

Interior design for the Winnipeg exchange district condo decorat

Liquor Store - Hand Drawing, Rendering

Residential Kitchen made in 3D Studiomax

Vancouver Loft Apartment made in 3D Studiomax and Photoshop

VCAD’s Interior Design program allows you to develop a skill set that compliments your creative vision so you can excel in interior design. The program introduces students to design principles, color theory, space planning, drafting and industry-standard software.

Here what the Interior Design student has to say about the college:
“The instructors are people who actually work in the field they teach. We have great computers, compared to a public school, and if you do not have your own computer it is okay because there is a computer lab available for use. Overall, the staff and other students are great. People seem to get along and are all working towards similar goals.”

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VCAD Interior Design Students ReDesign for Charity

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On December 13, 2012 the Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) Interior Design students were involved in the re-design project of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre that is located in Vancouver, BC.

VCAD senior interior design student Giovanna was a coordinator and manager of the project along with the VCAD instructor Rene Picard. She explains that in order to get some real world experience as the interior designers they decided to re-design the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre after carrying out an extensive research on various charity organizations. According to Giovanna because of the range and nature of the services the center provides that was a perfect fit for the project.

Christopher says that one of his classmates mentioned that the downtown eastside was not very well to do area, which was one of the biggest determinants why the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre was chosen for the Interior Design project.

Sarah says that ever since she was sixteen or seventeen years old she was always trying to find the way to occupy herself with various jobs. According to her she did some charity work in Edmonton and now she is doing the same in Vancouver.

Jared says that lots of things are being unnoticed and neglected, but they took a look around and saw the need. According to him it was much tougher than everybody actually thought it would be, but he thinks that they have learned a lot about the obstacles one runs in to. From now on they are ready to work on any project because the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre was an awesome experience.

Giovanna thinks that everybody can benefit from the Interior Design because of the big impact it creates on one’s psychology and how the person feels. According to her the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre project was a great experience to all off the students who worked on it. All of the challenges, obstacles and space planning things created very valuable experience for everybody.

Jared says that in every person’s life there are more good things than bad ones, but for the people who use the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre that is not the case; therefore, Jared and his classmates decided to give a little of themselves to the people who need their help. He continues, in the perfect case scenario people should have to help others regardless the season and Christmas is the time to do that the most.

Giovanna says that police officers and teachers are the ones who help the community, but in her case the way to help the community is through the world of design.

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Visual College of Art & Design of Vancouver BC Gives Back to The Community

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First-year students in the Interior Design program at the Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) were the driving force behind a re-design of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, using their newfound skills & experience to share with the society.

The renovation project grew out of the Professional Practices and Communication course, which is designed to introduce the importance of professional business conduct and attitude. Students learn the importance of preparing themselves properly for the job search process and how to prepare and present the proper marketing collateral. In this course students also learn the techniques to market themselves to potential employers. The course covers résumé and cover letter preparation, professionalism and appropriate conduct, written and oral communication, career planning, interviewing techniques and presentation strategies.

Looking to create a practical experience to accompany their course work, the first-year students and their instructor chose to dedicate their project to a society organization, settling on the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre provides support to over 300 women, children and seniors every day. It offers and provides services like:

– hot meals
– free clothing
– secure mailing addresses
– phone and computer access
– functioning and secure toilets and showers
– toiletries
– haircuts
– sewing machines
– feminine hygiene products
– harm reduction supplies
– first aid

Doing much of the work on their own time, the first-year students turned to HomeSense, the project’s primary retail sponsor, for furnishing and decorative items. You can find charming, unique homeware that you’re likely to stumble across in a cool market or a tucked-away boutique (up to 60% off the rrp). HomeSense is a store where shopping is fun, and unexpected, where you might find the very thing you weren’t looking for.

HomeSense donated gift cards to buy items needed at the Centre, including lamps, tables, mirrors, art work and holiday decorations. Other sponsors included Shoppers Drug Mart, Herman Miller & Maxwell Fabrics.

The completed project was unveiled as part of the Centre’s Christmas party on December 18, 2012

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VCAD Presents IDSwest Speaker Amanda Forrest, CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show

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Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) talks to Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) speaker and west coast interior design expert Amanda Forrest from CTV’s The Marilyn Denis Show. She shares how students should invest in both the creative and business side of the design industry in order to be successful in the future. Watch now!

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500 – 626 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1V9

VCAD Presents IDSwest Speakers: The Blanco Design Panel

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Their advice to students looking to get ahead in the industry is invaluable. Watch our video to find out what you need to know from the industry experts themselves.

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500 – 626 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1V9