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

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.

Aislynn Mede, a Diploma in Theatre Student, on stage

Aislynn Mede

“The teachers I have had here at VIU have pushed me to do the best I can, have taken interest in what is happening in my life, and have supported me in whatever I might try to do. It shows me that I am not just a number to them, but an actual person who they want to teach and help. All of the professors in the Theatre program are incredible and very supportive of their students and passionate for their art.”

Aislynn graduated with a Diploma in Theatre