All VCA instructors possess either a post graduate degree ( Masters or Ph.D) or a certificate/diploma in the field relevant to the academic courses they are teaching. Many of our instructors have been working and teaching in their field for over 25 years.


Victor Arcega is an artist, writer and martial arts sensei. He holds an MFA degree in painting and symbolic anthropology; and has worked for Victoria College of Art for the last 24 years, teaching drawing, painting,...read more


Alain Costaz has been teaching for VCA for over 20 years including designing the Diploma Printmaking Program while VCA’s former Director in 1996. Currently, Alain teaches fundamental and advanced drawing, watercolour and acrylic painting as well...read more


Steven Dickerson (a graduate from Sheridan College) has been working as a professional artist in a highly realistic style for over 45 years. His work has ranged from Fine Art to Illustration, Design and Animation. As...read more

stevend@stevendickerson.ca / stevendickerson.ca

Glen Kennedy is an experienced Animation Director, Animator, Character Designer and Storyboard Artist who has been working in the Industry for 39 years. He has now joined VCA as an Instructor in 2D Animation. Glen was...read more


Joyce Kline teaches life drawing, installation, storyboarding as well as, basic and advanced drawing at VCA since 2007. Joyce designs sets for theatre and film and won the 2017 Leo Award for Production Design on the...read more


Emily Morgan is a Sculpture Instructor at VCA for many years. Using traditional methods, Emily teaches Figure Sculpting both with terracotta and multi-media. Her experience led to commissioned sculpture portraits and statues for international companies and...read more

sculptem@hotmail.com / cargocollective.com/emilymorgan

Dr. Yvonne Owens is currently a Professor of Art History, Philosophy of Art, English writing and language, and Critical Studies at VCA. A published author in Art History, Theology, Mythology and Feminist Critique, Yvonne's publications have mainly...read more

yvonne.owens@uclmail.net / yvonneowens.academia.edu/

Peter Such is an author and educator, Professor Emeritus of York University, Toronto. He has published eight books, and has been active in founding art organizations, art magazines and technology-based teaching initiatives. He has taught and...read more



Dustin is a VCA Animation program graduate and currently the Lead Animator at Caribara Montreal, working on the new Disney Plus series "The Unstoppable Yellow Yeti". He is now one of several VCA animation students who...read more

dcarp91@gmail.com / instagram.com/krunchart_animation

Nicole Clouston is a practice-based researcher based in Burlington, Ontario who completed her Ph.D. in Visual Art at York University. Nicole works at the intersection of art and science to explore the enmeshed nature of...read more

nicoleclouston@gmail.com / .nicoleclouston.com

Ariel O'Sullivan is a part of VCA Animation Program as an instructor for Acting for Animators. Ariel is an actress, performance poet, visual artist and Curator. She created a book of poems and has been closely...read more


Manuel Martinez Polo took over The VCA Photography Program in 2016. He has received a Honours in BFA in Photgraphy from UVIC and has over 35 years of practical and theoretical experience in photography.

Under the tutelage...read more


Akshaya Singaravel's passion is Animation. As a graduate from VCA in Animation, she is now teaching others in her field. After completing her Degree in Engineering in Electronics and Communication and working as a Software Engineer,...read more

akshaya1401@hotmail.com / akshayanimations.weebly.com

Julie Sweetin was part of VCA's 3D Animation Program for a few years. As an interdisciplinary visual artist and professional 3D animator, Julie has had more than 10 years experience in animation and visual effects for...read more