Overview

Overview

Founded in 1988, McKenzie College is a premier private educational institution that offers industry-relevant training in a variety of certificate and diploma programs. With highly recognized programs in Art, Design, Animation and English as a second language, McKenzie College has become known for providing young minds the inspiration and technical skills necessary to become great artists and designers. Our College offers quality education rooted in social responsibility, practical experience and community and business connections.

Mission & Vision

Providing Programs and training that inspire students to reach their full potential.

McKenzie College will deliver “remarkably” high quality education and training rooted in social responsibility, practical experience, through engaging instruction in a creative supportive environment.

Our Approach

McKenzie College believes that every student is an individual who has the opportunity to succeed and discover lifelong tools so that they can use to become "remarkable" citizens. Creativity is at the heart of our students' experience and our project based hands on approach to a variety of learning styles motivates students to develop their full potential.

We believe that critical thought and examination are key components in developing awareness and understanding of each individual's worldview. We believe in respect for individuals' points of view and encourage diversity and cross cultural understanding.

We provide a variety of resources through partnerships, pathway programs and community relationships for students to experience new and challenging opportunities.

Upcoming events

September 6:

Welcome back! McKenzie College will be celebrating the arrival of its students, new and returning, with a series of fun activities scheduled from September 6th-9th, 2022.

Orientation Days are designed to help students get to know their instructors and fellow students and familiarize themselves with their new surroundings.

*Stay tuned for a detailed schedule of events


Know More

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Our viewbook

The viewbook provides a great overview of programs, admission requirements, student life, and more.

Message from the President

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“Making the wise choice to invest in your education is something that will pay dividends over a lifetime. At McKenzie College, we value our students and ensure that they receive the highest quality experience when they are with us. Employers tell us that our graduates are well-prepared and bring skills that are relevant and valuable to them. Whether you are attending McKenzie College to improve your language skills, your art, design or IT knowledge, you will learn a great deal about your field of study and about yourself. You will be working in a comfortable environment surrounded by people who will inspire you, and who care about your success. Our faculty and staff are well qualified to help you reach your full potential. We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and to be a part of the life you imagined.”

Dale Ritchie
President

Faculty & Staff

Carrie Applebee
Carrie Applebee
Admissions Advisor

A native of Okanagan Valley, BC, Carrie began her career as a Dental Assistant after completing her diploma at KDM Dental College International. She quickly became an advocate in her field of study... Read More

Dale Ritchie
Dale Ritchie
President

With a B. Comm and post-graduate studies in Computer Science and Finance from Saint Mary's University, Dale Ritchie carries a wide variety of creative interests and decades of business experience.... Read More

Cathy Cormier
Cathy Cormier
Campus Administrator

As a Business graduate from the Academy of Learning, our Campus Administrator Cathy Cormier has great knowledge of the college system and handles daily operations of our school proudly and... Read More

Charles Pan
Charles Pan
Lead Instructor, Photography Media Arts

With over 2 decades of experience in the media industry in both China and Canada, Charles leads the charge in the growth of our Asian student population here at McKenzie College. He holds... Read More

Fabrizio Santori
Fabrizio Santori
Lead Instructor, Visual Arts Foundation

As the Visual Arts Foundation instructor at McKenzie College, Fabrizio's degree from NSCAD University has given him a unique understanding of art, and how to unleash the creativity of his students.... Read More

Michael Roy
Michael Roy
Lead Instructor, Video Game Art / TV & Game Animation

Mike Roy is the program lead for the Video Game Art, and TV and Game Animation programs here at McKenzie College. Mike is a highly motivated, enthusiastic, educator and program designer with over 20... Read More

Alex Gomez
Alex Gomez
TV & Game Animation Instructor

Alex Gomez is an experienced 3D Artist, working in the Animation industry for over 15 years as a 3d lead lighting artist, creative director, character/environmental modeler and vfx supervisor, where... Read More

Amelia Smith
Amelia Smith
Instructor, English Language Teacher at McKenzie Language Centre

Amelia Smith studied for 4 years at Crandall University, spending one of those semesters at Oxford University in England. She has her BA in English with a focus on creative writing as well as her... Read More

Patricia Ables
Patricia Ables
Instructor, English Language Teacher at McKenzie Language Centre

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Patricia relocated to Italy when she was 19 and taught ESL while earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Interpretation. She later moved to the UK where... Read More

Nadine Arseneault
Nadine Arseneault
Lead Instructor, Graphic Design

Nadine Arseneault has more than three decades of experience in the design industry, holds a Master in Design (MDes) from York University, and certificates in Marketing and Digital Marketing... Read More

Testimonials

Skylar Richard
Skylar Richard
Graphic DesignGraphic Design Graduate

“Confidence, I think, is the most important quality you can have as a designer, and it’s something I was able to acquire while studying at... Read More

Emilie Cormier
Emilie Cormier

My experience at McKenzie college gave me the confidence to pursue my dream career in the arts. I was excited every day to go to school and I loved... Read More

Chelsey Coppel
Chelsey Coppel
Visual Arts Foundation & Graphic DesignClass of 2015

“After attending the Graphic Design program at Mckenzie College, I acquired a Junior Designer position at Ginger Design - a design firm located in... Read More

Sumin Lee
Sumin Lee
South Korea

“Hi, my name is Sumin. I’m from Korea. I learned English at McKenzie for 60 weeks. Actually I couldn’t speak English when I came to Canada,... Read More

Colleen Shannon
Colleen Shannon
Graphic DesignClass of 2014

“In the classroom, my instructor effectively communicated to a varying range of students who were at many different stages in their lives and who... Read More

Tan Yiee Her
Tan Yiee Her
Language

“When I arrived in Moncton a few years ago, my English fluency was lacking. After completing the English Skills Study program at the McKenzie... Read More

Tuyet Nguyen
Tuyet Nguyen
LanguageVietnam

“I’ve spent a great time with good teachers and made nice friends! I’ve improved my pronunciation and enjoyed the atmosphere here.”

Pauline Falque
Pauline Falque
LanguageFrance

“I have spent 8 weeks and after 2 weeks I could feel a large improvement. I am now confident in my linguistic abilities. Great teachers and a great... Read More

Mauricio Collao
Mauricio Collao
English Skills StudyClass of 2014

“I’m a Graphic Designer and an Advertising Photographer. I came from Chile to expand my knowledge and my family horizons. The Language Centre at... Read More

Vincent Rochette
Vincent Rochette
Visual Arts FoundationClass of 2016

“McKenzie College helped me build a strong visual portfolio that enabled me to apply to prestigious and competitive programs such as Laval’s... Read More

Megan Eppell
Video Game Art

Dylan Stokes
Tv & Game Animation

Selena Ahn
English Second Language & Business English

Andre Viel
Small Business Owner and Social Entrepreneur

Paul Brett
Small Business Owner and Social Entrepreneur

Miguel Jacob
Photography Media Arts Program Graduate

Careers at McKenzie

Careers at McKenzie

We are always looking for great people to join our team. If you are an expert in your field, have a passion for teaching and feel you could contribute to the growth of our programs, we want to hear from you!

Our Partnerships