Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver (VCAD) sits in the heart of the city surrounded by the thriving film, visual effects and game industry scenes that draw artists and studios from around the world. Thanks to VCAD’s enticing electronic arts diploma programs, the school attracts students from far and wide. Programs include 3D Modeling Animation Art & Design, Game Design & Development, Mobile Game Design & Development, and the latest addition, Visual Effects Art & Design. The tracks consists of 6 terms that are each 3 months long and ultimately produce graduates who are industry-ready from day one.
3D artist and game industry veteran Roger Mitchell heads up the programs. His career has taken him from work as lead artist on AAA game titles to founding his own game design and delivery studio. Mitchell and the carefully assembled crew of instructors at VCAD work closely with their extensive industry connections to develop course content that is both exciting to students and relevant to their careers. We recently caught up with Mitchell to get a closer look at VCAD’s offerings- in particular the Game Design & Development and Mobile Game programs. Enjoy!