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BLANCHE MACDONALD'S SPRING 2015 GRADUATE FASHION DESIGN SHOWCASE. Fashion wonders unfurled last week as we ushered in a bright new lot of talent at our Spring Fashion Design Showcase! Congratulations to each on a most brilliant debut, and thank you to all who joined us in fêting their sublime fashion feats! Read More

Signature Series
Signature Series Special Events

BLANCHE MACDONALD ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR MAKEUP ROYALTY AYAMI NISHIMURA! Two fun-filled days of lectures, laughs, life-lessons, high fashion makeup demos and an exclusive hands-on creative masterclass by Ayami Nishimura, one of the most celebrated avant-garde makeup artists in the world. Read More

Beauty School News

FROM THE BIG APPLE TO THE BIG SCREEN – FASHION MAKEUP MAVEN TURNED TV & FILM PHENOM KRISTA SELLER! With over two dozen Makeup Artist credits under her belt, Krista Seller has become a hurtling star of Hollywood North and an inspiring voice for those looking to enter the world of TV & Film. Read More

Canada's Top Fashion School Graduate Cole Firkus

INTERNATIONAL FASHION AND CELEBRITY STYLIST AMY LU TALKS STYLING, CAREER MOMENTS AND CALIFORNIA LIVING. Her work has appeared in FASHION magazine, Vanity Fair and Interview; in advertising campaigns for Coca Cola, Levi's and Nike, and she has styled celebrity clients including: Selena Gomez and Russell Crowe. Putting it simply, Amy has made it. Read More

Canada's Top Hairstyling School Graduate news

PRO HAIR GRADUATE ELIZA TRENDIAK OPENS ARTEL SALON! Nestled into the niche hubbub of Fraser Street for only a few months now, Artel Salon has already become the neighbourhood's favourite hair haunt. Opening this gorgeous salon is a fantasy made for our entrepreneurial force, Eliza, whose warm brilliance in the world of both beauty and business has set her path to success alight. Read More

Esthetics / Nails
Canada's top Esthetics and Nail school news

FROM THE RIVIERA MAYA TO SPA MANAGER AT THE FIVE-STAR SHANGRI-LA MALDIVES! Blanche Macdonald Esthetics graduate Roxana Sanchez wakes to the hush of the tide each day. As the waves lap up to the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts' spectacular Villingili Resort and Spa in the tropical paradise of the Maldives, Roxana prepares for her day as Director of Spa and Recreations. Read More


Blanche Macdonald Centre

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Established in 1960, the Blanche Macdonald Centre has always been at the forefront of advanced education. The College is recognized worldwide for delivering an international-based curriculum that responds to the needs of the industry.

Our agenda is to provide excellence in education on a local, national and global scale. Our staff is comprised of caring professionals dedicated to helping you find the means to discover and express your creative vision and unique potential. With our specialized focus on the Applied and Creative Arts, the College is able to foster a dynamic, collaborative and reality-based learning environment that best prepares our graduates for industry success.

With over one thousand students per year and three campuses in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the Blanche Macdonald Centre is Canada’s premium leader for professional training in Makeup Artistry, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Hairstyling, Esthetics / Spa Therapy and Nail Technology.


Makeup School: Makeup Artistry

With an endless stream of awards and nominations including Emmys, Geminis, Leos and Ariels, our Makeup faculty and graduates continue to garner international recognition. They list outstanding credits in Makeup for Fashion, Television, Film, Airbrushing, Special Effects and Prosthetics. Equally impressive are the ongoing guest lecturers and advanced training with Academy Award winners and Celebrity Makeup Artists including Ve Neill, Howard Berger, Tami Lane and Sharon Gault.

On the roll of credits, you can find the names of BMC Makeup graduates in major blockbusters and feature films including The Chronicles of Narnia, the Harry Potter movies, the Twilight series, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (featuring Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell), Watchmen, Night at the Museum and its sequel, 2012 (with John Cusack and Thandie Newton), G.I.Joe: Rise of Cobra, New in Town, Haunting in Connecticut, I Love You Beth Cooper, Wolverine, I am Legend, the highly acclaimed indie film Juno, the X-Men movies, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Apocalypto, Fantastic Four, Hellboy, I Robot, The Chronicles of Riddick, the Scary Movie franchise, White Chicks, Jumanji, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Brothers Grimm, Santa Clause 2, The Sixth Day, the Oscar-winning Capote and many more.


Fashion School: Fashion Design

Fashion design runs the gamut from high to low, conservative to alternative and couture to disposable. Whether you consider fashion to be artistry, personal expression or a reflection of the times, fashion design is an integral part of our everyday lives.

The creation of a single fashion design involves hundreds of decisions and dozens of processes. From the initial inspiration and conceptualization, garment sketches or fashion illustrations are often used to fully render the design. As your design begins to take shape, you have to factor in fashion trends and forecasting, market research and how you want to build your collection and brand.


Fashion School: Fashion Marketing

Fashion is a multi-million dollar business, billions, in fact. The demand for highly-trained fashion marketers continues to increase exponentially with the accelerated growth of the fashion and retail industries. As these industries flourish, career possibilities are endless.

Fashion marketers command fluid skills that can be transferred to a multitude of diverse and challenging career opportunities: retail buyers, visual merchandisers, store planners, inventory control specialists, wholesale agents, manufacturers, retail managers, fashion stylists, fashion show coordinators, model and talent agents, fashion public relations specialists, entrepreneurs and many more.


Hair School: Pro Hair

Moving well beyond the traditional paradigm of hair school training, the college provides you with an unparalleled approach to hair education. With a thorough and complete immersion into all aspects of hair, this progressive curriculum will allow you the flexibility and fluidity to work in diverse work environments and industries, from salon, platform, competition, editorial, runway, television production studios to film sets.

This is the first Hair Program in Canada to integrate the essential skills and application relating to hair for television and feature films.


Esthetics School: Esthetics / Spa Therapy

Blanche Macdonald Estheticians/Spa Therapists have endless career opportunities on a local, national and international level. Working at some of the world’s most prestigious spas, salons, hotels and resorts, graduates can provide a holistic approach incorporating deep pore facials and body care with water therapies, relaxation massages and aromatherapy or apply the latest anti-ageing treatments with the most up-to-date laser technology, micro-dermabrasion machines and photo rejuvenation equipment.

The Esthetics Diploma Program is a successful integration of high-touch with high-tech. You will receive the essential hands-on experience of performing a range of treatments and services, from conventional, progressive, to alternative.


Beauty School: Nail Studio

Working well beyond tried and true manicures and pedicures, graduates of the Professional Nail Technician program are exposed to a vast and varied curriculum.

Treatments include sculptured nails - gel and acrylic applications, fills and repairs, working with ultra-violet light, hot oil treatments, paraffin dips, aromatherapy hand and foot massage, natural nail scrubs, 3D nail art etc. Business studies include entrepreneurship courses, sourcing out products and suppliers and how to start your own nail bar.


Further information

For further information on the programs, admission requirements and registration details, please contact an Admissions Director at the Blanche Macdonald Centre by email at or by phone at 604.685.0347 for the Uptown Campus, 604.685.0337 for the Downtown Campus, or 604.685.5560 for the Midtown Campus.

Blanche Macdonald Centre is a wholly owned division of Pacifique Riche Enterprises Ltd.

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