Schedules for Terms and Class Times
The full-time programs are generally divided into four 12-week terms.
Classes are typically held Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm, and 1pm to 4pm. (In programs for Game Art & Design and Visual Effects, there may typically be additional or alternate class times from 6pm to 9pm.)
Your exact schedule will be available through myVanArts, our private student website. At Orientation (held before classes start), you will be given login information for myVanArts and shown how to access it.
Full-time term schedules (Start Date — End Date) are listed below by Fall or Spring intakes. During the study break, the school will still be open for business, but typically closed to all students to allow for cleaning and equipment updates.
In addition to any scheduled breaks, the following dates are holidays and there will be no classes.
New Year’s Day (observed): Monday, Jan 2, 2023
Family Day: Monday, February 20
Good Friday: Friday, April 7
Easter Monday: Monday, April 10
Victoria Day: Monday, May 22
Canada Day (observed): Monday, July 3
BC Day: Monday, August 7
Labour Day: Monday, September 4
Truth & Reconciliation Day (observed): Monday, October 2
Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 9
Remembrance Day (observed): Monday, November 13
Christmas Day: Monday, December 25
Boxing Day: Tuesday, December 26
New Year’s Day: Monday, Jan 1, 2024
Family Day: Monday, February 19
Good Friday: Friday, March 29
Easter Monday: Monday, April 1
Victoria Day: Monday, May 20
Canada Day: Monday, July 1
BC Day: Monday, August 5
Labour Day: Monday, September 2
Truth & Reconciliation Day: Monday, September 30
Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 14
Remembrance Day: Monday, November 11
Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25
Boxing Day: Thursday, December 26