JCI Institute

Introduction

JCI is located just 1 block down Water Street from the Waterfront Station, in the ultra trendy district of Gastown surrounded by cafes, designers and photographers, this artsy hub is accessible and convenient.

SETTING THE STANDARD IN ARTISTRY & INNOVATION

John Casablancas Institute

(JCI) is widely recognized as the industry leader in providing job-ready training and has been setting the standard for artistry and innovation for over 30 years.

Established in Vancouver since 1978, JCI continues to stand behind top professionals in the areas of fashion, make up, hair and esthetics. With note-worthy careers as award-winning makeup artists, international fashion stylists, skilled spa technicians and cutting edge hairstylists, graduates of JCI continue to shine.

Supportive and positive learning practices provide students with the most beneficial educational experience.

Our faculty is comprised of leading industry professionals and guest instructors from various aspects of their respective fields. Our instructors and graduates continue to win awards and gain recognition for their work and contributions to their industries. Just 1 block down from the Waterfront Station, JCI sits surrounded by cafes, design studios, art galleries and photographers’ studios – the perfect place for students to absorb creativity and find constant inspiration.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to offer quality education in a professional and realistic environment that will provide our students with the relevant skills and knowledge required to pursue their chosen career.

Education Quality Assurance

JCI is an EQA (Education Quality Assurance) Member and has received the “Seal of Quality” as a BC Approved Education Destination of Choice.

Private Career Training Institutions Agency

JCI is registered and accredited with the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA).

REQUIREMENTS

Admission Policy:

Applicants must have a grade 12 diploma or be at least 19 years of age. A copy of photo ID (Drivers License, Passport or BC ID) or a copy of Diploma and/or transcript is required. All applicants must complete an Application for Admission form and submit it with the registration deposit. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent.

Admission Procedure:

The College requests an interview with each applicant. Applicants who cannot attend a personal interview must set up a phone or skype interview and also submit a reference letter from a teacher, employer or other professional.

FINANCIAL AID

The JCI Admissions Team and the Financial Aid Officer are happy to help students establish a financial plan for their education. We have information on payment plans, bank loans, government student loans and grants. In addition, enrolled students may qualify for scholarships.

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Programs

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Diploma

Diploma in Body Spa Esthetics

Campus Full time 44 weeks Open Enrollment Canada Vancouver

The goal of this program is to provide the most advanced curriculum available while training our students in a realistic spa environment. The 35 weeks of actual client work gives our graduates the desired industry advantage. [+]

The goal of this program is to provide the most advanced curriculum available while training our students in a realistic spa environment. The 35 weeks of actual client work gives our graduates the desired industry advantage. Program Highlights Upon graduation, students can expect to secure a job and make a very good living in this field. Because experience is an asset, if not mandatory for many salon owners, JCI provides 35 weeks (105 days) of actual student-to-client training in our very own Body Spa. Shortly after graduating, Jody started working at Frilly Lilly in one of Vancouver’s most elite neighborhoods, Yaletown. A little bird let us know how busy she is, so get in with her while you still can. Congrats on your success Jody! Jacquelynn Yip Another Spa grad and another fabulous spa owner! Jacquelynn loves building relationships, facials, waxing and is pretty much obsessed with shellac! She came into the program with lofty goals and was able to see her dream career come into sharp focus when she opened her beautiful “Just You” Spa in Kerisdale. . Industry BODY SPA JOB DESCRIPTIONS Nail Technician Performs professional treatments including manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, gel nails, fabric nails, crystal nails, fills, backfills, nail art, and hand and foot massage. They possess excellent communication skills and have a clear understanding of proper spa cleanliness and sanitation. Esthetician or Skin Care Consultant Administers an array of basic and specialty facials, waxing services, and lash treatments. They have a full understanding of the... [-]

Diploma in Core Fashion Design

Campus Full time 26 weeks Open Enrollment Canada Vancouver

To create JCI’s Core Fashion Design Diploma Program, we hired designers from Vancouver’s most innovative fashion brands, including Aritzia, lululemon, Kit and Ace, OAK+FORT and Helly Hansen. We asked these industry leaders what they’re looking for in recent graduates, and incorporated their wants and needs into an efficient 6-month design program. [+]

To create JCI’s Core Fashion Design Diploma Program, we hired designers from Vancouver’s most innovative fashion brands, including Aritzia, lululemon, Kit and Ace, OAK+FORT and Helly Hansen. We asked these industry leaders what they’re looking for in recent graduates, and incorporated their wants and needs into an efficient 6-month design program. Every creative individual knows how much you draw inspiration from your surroundings. That’s why we brought in high-profile architects to design our classrooms. Not only do they mimic a design studio, but they’re also meant to enhance individual creativity. The sewing machines and tools you’ll be using are state-of-the-art and our desks are custom-made to ensure you can perform your best without space limitations. Beyond our newly renovated space, you’ll also get to work with top-of-the-line software and hardware. You’ll get access to a laptop to use during class time, which will have the latest Adobe Suite Software and AccuMark® by Gerber Technologies installed on it. Accumark® by Gerber is the world’s leading design and production software—it’s considered a necessity by many of the best known apparel brands. We brought this technology to you so that upon graduation, you’ll be one step ahead of other fashion school graduates. To top it all off, as a Core Fashion Design graduate, you’ll take your concepts to the next level by seeing your creations walk the runway in a final fashion show. The goal of this innovative, practical program is to provide the knowledge and skills to work as a designer with... [-]

Diploma in Fashion Business & Creative Arts

Campus Full time 47 weeks Open Enrollment Canada Vancouver

The Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program succeeds in helping graduates make their passion their career with a program unlike any other. Covering a wide spectrum of the Fashion industry, this program prepares students for careers in merchandising, buying, sales, design, public relations, advertising/marketing, importing/ exporting, creative direction, illustration, bridal consulting, and much more. [+]

Fashion is a dynamic, ever-changing industry. At JCI Institute’s Fashion School, we’ll look at fashion through all kinds of lenses—historic, creative, business, technological—with the goal of giving you a well-rounded, relevant understanding of the industry. You’ll complete this program prepared for a career in merchandising, buying, sales, design, PR, advertising, importing/exporting, creative direction, illustration and much more. FASHION BUSINESS & CREATIVE ARTS DIPLOMA The Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program succeeds in helping graduates make their passion their career with a program unlike any other. Covering a wide spectrum of the Fashion industry, this program prepares students for careers in merchandising, buying, sales, design, public relations, advertising/marketing, importing/ exporting, creative direction, illustration, bridal consulting, and much more. Each course within the program consists of interactive lectures, in-class discussions and practical assignments. You’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in hands-on learning with a series of talks from industry leaders, as well as field trips that align your course material. These networking opportunities outside the classroom will help you foster connections with industry experts, giving you a serious edge when it’s time to pursue your career upon graduation. DIPLOMA PROGRAM LENGTH 47 weeks | 20 hours per week CLASS SIZE 20 students maximum/class PROGRAM OUTLINE INTRODUCTION TO FASHION Let’s start with the big picture. In this course, you’ll gain a fashion foundation by studying the evolution of the industry throughout the 20th century. You’ll learn about the influence of international fashion designers, the product development process and the steps to... [-]

Diploma in Hair Art Design

Campus Full time 26 weeks Open Enrollment Canada Vancouver

The JCI Hair Art Design program was the first accelerated course offered in BC and has now set the standard for how hair dressers are prepared for today’s industry. [+]

The JCI Hair Art Design program was the first accelerated course offered in BC and has now set the standard for how hair dressers are prepared for today’s industry. Program Highlights Hair Stylists and Colour Technicians are sought out in some of the most exciting and fast-paced industries in the world including film, fashion, TV and photography. Thumbs up for hair grad Lisa Hau who opened “Lisa’s Chop Shop” in Gastown. A BIG BIG BIG congrats to Makeup & Hair Grad Katie Sullivan who teamed up with Stylist Philip Ferreira of AXIS salons at the Wella Trend Vision Competition in Madrid. Katie was on makeup, Philip was on hair, and together they earned FIRST PLACE Worldwide! Congrats to Jordi Schonwetter, Canadian Silver Winner of the Goldwell #ColorZoom 2014 Challenge in the New Talent Colorist category. She will be competing in Berlin this October representing Canada! Shout out to Marlee McConnell who was a finalist for the International Beauty Stylist 2014 Competition. Industry Hair Stylist in a Salon or Spa A Hair Stylist’s job is to provide beauty and grooming services including shampooing, cutting, coloring and styling hair as well as scalp treatment techniques such as massaging and applying treatments. Platform Hair Stylist A Platform Hair Stylist represents product companies doing creative platform work for trade shows, salon education & training, and is responsible for trend development. Hair Product Sales Rep As a Hair Product Sales Representative, you represent one or more product lines and are responsible for building relationships with... [-]

Diploma in Makeup Artistry

Campus Full time 45 weeks Open Enrollment Canada Vancouver

You will learn to create stunning looks for the stage, film, fashion, bridal or TV. From gorgeous to gory, you will learn from leading makeup artists in the industry as you master everything from the “smokey eye” to lab techniques and special effects. [+]

The pioneers and trend setters for the industry, JCI’s Makeup program continues to be the top-ranked program available and produces the most talented and sought after graduates bar none. Program Highlights You will learn to create stunning looks for the stage, film, fashion, bridal or TV. From gorgeous to gory, you will learn from leading makeup artists in the industry as you master everything from the “smokey eye” to lab techniques and special effects. Industry The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter into the marketplace. During the 10-month full time program, students study everything from glamour and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetics application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal  and professional growth potential. John Casablancas was the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theatre. MAKEUP CAREER DESCRIPTIONS Makeup Artist (MUA) Applies makeup and/or prosthetics for theatre, television, commercials, film, fashion, magazines, retailers, weddings, and special events. Image Consultant ‘Consults’ with individuals who are looking to revamp their personal look or style. They can help a person update their makeup, hairstyle and overall sense of style. Out of Kit Effects Artist Applies 3-D Effects including cuts, scars, bald caps, beards, and generic prosthetics. Prosthetic... [-]

Certificate

Certificate in Fashion + Beauty Makeup

Campus Full time 24 weeks Open Enrollment Canada Vancouver

This program was designed for the artist who “loves the glamour but hates the gore.” This FAB-focused program provides training for all the fashion + beauty elements of makeup and prepares graduates to take the beauty biz by storm. [+]

This program was designed for the artist who “loves the glamour but hates the gore.” This FAB-focused program provides training for all the fashion + beauty elements of makeup and prepares graduates to take the beauty biz by storm. Outline FASHION + BEAUTY (FAB) MAKEUP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Beauty One Makeup Artistry Essentials Beauty Two Photography, High Fashion and Decades Makeup Seminar One Cosmetic – Sales Techniques Seminar Two Hair Styling for Visual Media Beauty Three Makeup Airbrushing Techniques Photoshop (Computer Lab) Seminar Three Employment Clinic Website Development (Computer Lab) Schedule Max Students: 16 per class Total program length: 24 weeks (6 months) (Including breaks and holidays) Admission Policy: Applicants must have a grade 12 diploma or be at least 19 years of age. A copy of photo ID (Drivers License, Passport or BC ID) or a copy of Diploma and/or transcript is required. All applicants must complete an Application for Admission form and submit it with the registration deposit. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent. Admission Procedure: The College requests an interview with each applicant. Applicants who cannot attend a personal interview must set up a phone or skype interview and also submit a reference letter from a teacher, employer or other professional. [-]

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Suite #150 – 220 Cambie Street
(between Cordova and Water Streets)

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 2M9 CA