Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have partnered to create the VanArts-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling VanArts graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business. If you complete the entire pathway you will have the opportunity to earn a BCIT Business Management Advanced Diploma and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
Program overview for VanArts – BCIT pathway
|Year 1: VanArts||Year 2: BCIT||Year 3: BCIT|
|1 year – full time||8-month program||1 year – full time|
|Advanced Diploma in Business Management||Bachelor of Business Administration Degree|
What is the VanArts – BCIT pathway?
The VanArts – BCIT Pathway program gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in your career by expanding your skills in business management, strategic and critical thinking. After completing BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma, international students may apply for a post-graduate work permit. International students looking to obtain a study permit or work permit should contact Canadian Immigration & Citizenship.
Who qualifies for the VanArts – BCIT pathway?
VanArts alumni who have graduated from the programs listed below within the last 5 years.
Eligible VanArts programs:
- 2D Character Animation
- 3D Character Animation
- Acting for Film & Television
- Broadcasting for Web, Radio, & TV
- Game Art & Design
- Professional Photography
- Visual Effects for Film & TV
- Web Development & Interactive Design
Year 1: VanArts
VanArts is one of the world’s top ranked post-secondary schools for visual, media and performing arts. Your study experience includes a world-class faculty of industry professionals, specialized curriculum, small class sizes, and an international network of students, all located in Vancouver, a leading hub for media & tech industries right across the street from BCIT’s downtown campus. It all starts by completing the one-year professional diploma program of your choice.
Year 2: BCIT
Advanced Diploma in Business Management
After completing a VanArts program, you are ready to expand your knowledge and cultivate business management skills in BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma. This 8-month program provides an introduction to current business practices, preparing you to apply a disciplined and professional approach to management.
Year 3: BCIT
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (optional)
After completing BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma you have the option to enroll in BCIT’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). This 12-month degree emphasizes critical and strategic thinking and provides you the opportunity to be better prepared for career advancement by enhancing the skills developed in your diploma programs at BCIT and VanArts.
Enter the workforce
After completing either a VanArts Professional Diploma or BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma, you may enter the workforce. Please note: international students are eligible to apply to the Canadian Immigration and Citizens Office for a post-graduate work permit upon completion of BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma.
We invite you to explore the website and get in touch with us to discuss your pathway. You are closer than you think to reaching your educational and career goals!