ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Since 1960, we have offered the highest quality of Professional career training in Makeup Artistry, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Hair Design, Esthetics/Spa Therapy and Nail Technology. Considered to be the premium industry leader, the college graduates over one thousand students per year and has three campuses in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Uptown Campus at City Square is approximately 30,000 square feet and is situated in an award-winning, architecturally spectacular mall at City Square. This Uptown campus houses the departments of Professional Makeup Artistry, Esthetics/Spa Therapy and Nail Technology, a full Apple Mac Computer Lab and administrative offices.
The Downtown Campus, at 18,000 square feet, features a multi-million dollar facility that houses the Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising faculties, the Professional Hairstyling program with numerous Hair studios and theory rooms and a 24 station Apple Mac Computer Lab.
In 2011, the Blanche Macdonald Centre Atelier campus opened its doors to our 25,000 square foot state of the art retail, gallery and educational space, where education, retail and entertainment converge. The Atelier Campus is a second home to our Professional Makeup and Hairstyling programs as well as our first ever student-operated Hair Salon, Q&A Salon, and our very own storefront, CurliQue Beauty, providing exclusive beauty, skincare, haircare products, industry seminars and personal consultations.
The Blanche Macdonald Centre holds a designation certificate, issued by the provincial government of British Columbia, Canada, under the authority of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB).
The Centre has achieved designation status with British Columbia's Education Quality Assurance (EQA) and is a designated learning institution with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
The College is a wholly owned division of Pacifique Riche Enterprises Ltd. (doing business as Blanche Macdonald Centre).
Our Statement of Purpose
To provide quality education that is industry relevant within a positive and creative learning environment.
The Blanche Macdonald Centre has always been at the forefront of advanced education.
The Centre employs over 80 full and part-time instructors, all of whom are active industry professionals, and many of whom are local and international award winners and nominees. Our instructors balance their careers with a commitment to education and have on average 10 years of teaching experience.
The Blanche Macdonald faculty work closely with students in setting and meeting educational, creative, and professional goals. The success of the college and our graduates is largely due to our exceptionally qualified instructors and directors who provide a highly personalized approach to education and an unwavering commitment to excellence in learning.
Everyone deserves the chance to receive the education and develop the skills that will lead to a productive and meaningful place in the world. Our staff are caring professionals dedicated to helping you find the means to discover and express your unique potential.