The LCI Education network has reached an agreement to add The Art Institute of Vancouver (AIV) to its growing family of private post-secondary institutions around the world. AIV employs experienced, industry professionals to teach job-ready skills to over 1,500 students in Digital & Media Arts, VFX & Game Design, Fashion, Interior Design and Culinary Arts.
"Acquiring leading private, post-secondary educational institutions is an important part of LCI’s strategy to become the world’s leading network of select private educational institutions, recognized for innovation, efficiency and results", said Claude Marchand, CEO of LCI Education network. "Following the closing of the transaction, which we expect will occur later this month, AIV will join a strong and stable Canadian organization that is driven by the needs of students, providing enriched opportunities for learning and skill development, instruction by leaders in the Vancouver creative industries, and access to international career services".
In the past seven years, The Art Institute of Vancouver has been consistently named one of the top 10 undergraduate schools for video game design by the Princeton Review.
"Joining the LCI family provides AIV with support from respected private post-secondary institutions and further momentum for its progressive, industry-leading curricula", said Brian Parker, The Art Institute of Vancouver, President.
More information about the acquisition can be found at www.lcieducation.com/en/welcomeaiv
*Update: LCI Education confirmed the acquisition of The Art Institute of Vancouver on February 1st 2017.