Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and – for the millions of people brimming with creative thoughts – it’s also one of the most appealing. With vibrant communities of creators, makers and achievers, the career opportunities are only limited by your imagination and your ambition.
Here are three reasons to look into a career as a creative professional in Vancouver:
It’s a hub for creatives everywhere
Vancouver has become a powerful springboard city for all kinds of doers and makers. Arts, performance, business, technology – the city is rife with the best and brightest the country has to offer. There are almost too many start-ups and business ventures in Vancouver to count. Hootsuite, Slack, Quietly, Paysavvy, Unbounce, Blue Bat Games, sprout – these only account for a fraction of the companies that are defining the city’s business landscape.
It’s the home of Hollywood North
For decades, Vancouver has been a shining beacon for the film and television industry. Every year, hundreds of productions take place in and around the city, from Hollywood blockbusters to low budget horror flicks.
Every one of these productions needs dozens, if not hundreds, of people to make sure things run smoothly. From costume and set designers to animators and storyboard artists, the industry opens a lot of doors for fashion and interior designers, digital media specialists, and more.
It’s a digital media dream
Vancouver isn’t just for film and TV professionals; the digital media and video game business is also booming. Companies like Sony, Namco Bandai, Capcom, Sega and Microsoft have offices in the city, and more are opening every year.
Wildly successful franchises like Gears of War, Dead Rising, Sleeping Dogs, Homeworld, Company of Heroes and more were made right here. That’s a serious gamer’s pedigree.
The Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) looks to help these creators hone their skills, preparing them for the competitive and lucrative industries ahead of them. For more information on becoming a creative professional in Vancouver or any of VCAD’s art and design programs, visit vcad.ca.