Academy of Art University and Langara College Launch Joint Creative Industries School in Vancouver
San Francisco, CA (February 7, 2019) – In an effort to meet local industry demand for skilled artists, and to promote Vancouver internationally as a hub for the creative industries, a partnership between Langara College and the Academy of Art University (ArtU) in San Francisco will train students for careers in gaming and film. The programs will be located at a 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility at 565 Great Northern Way in Vancouver.
The ArtU at Langara programs will focus on VFX, comprehensive coverage of 3D rendering for film and interactive entertainment, game development, and other technology-related creative arts. All students will graduate with the skills they need to immediately enter the job market, with international students eligible to apply for a 2-3 year post-graduation work permit.
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“This is an exciting project for Langara. Langara’s mandate as a public college is to provide and build a strong, sustainable, innovative economy that works for everyone in the province. The ArtU partnership accomplishes exactly this,” said Ajay Patel, Langara’s Vice President, External Development. “These programs will train a workforce needed to fill high demand jobs in this important sector. We are really excited to work with the Academy to deliver high level programming in the creative arts for games and film.”
Elisa Stephens, President of Academy of Art University, sees this as an especially beneficial partnership for aspiring professionals. “We are first and foremost a professional school—a purpose-based art and design school where students develop their talents and acquire the specific skills sought by the creative marketplace,” she said. “Partnering with Langara continues that legacy as we prepare students for career success in both the game and film industries.”
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually.
About Academy of Art University
Founded in San Francisco in 1929, Academy of Art University offers more than 125 accredited degree options spanning 30 areas of study. It is one of the largest private art and design universities in the United States.