Beginning classes at VAAS are divided into two subcategories, Leisure and Drawing Academy. Enrollment is free and open to all, depending only on the age of the student.

  • Children from 6 to 13 years
  • 2 hours per session
  • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. > 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. > 4 p.m.
  • Children over 14 years
  • 3 hours per session
  • 5 days/week: 8 a.m. > 11 a.m., 5 p.m. > 8 p.m.



  • One year program for students interested in enrolling in the vocational education & technical training
  • Open to students ages 16 up
  • Day classes in the morning
  • Night classes allow students working day shifts and students enrolled in university classes to attend
  • List of classes: Model, Art Expression, Art History, Color Documentary, Illustration, Drawing, Perspective

Vocational Education & Technical Training

The professional program at the Visual and Applied Arts School gives students the skills and experience they need to embark on successful careers in graphic design, animation, or visual arts. This is a 3 year program and students must take an entrance examination to enroll. All students are welcome to apply for the program.

Year 1

  • The first year is multi-disciplinary, focusing on graphic design, animation, and visual arts with additional common core classes
  • For year 1, half of the total class time is devoted to core disciplines, and half to specialty subjects
  • Coursework is divided into 32 hours of classes per week and 10 hours of personal work
  • Classes include: Graphic design, Animation, Art Expression, Model, Creative Writing, Storyboard, Illustration, Art History, Khmer Art, Photography and Video, Color Documentary, Painting, Volume, Drawing, Computer, Perspective, English
  • At the close of Year One students must declare their focus discipline for years Two and Three

Year 2

Students focus on only one of three disciplines: animation, graphic design, or visual arts.

  • Students specialize on the discipline of their choice and continue studying a few common core subjects
  • Two thirds of the total hours focus on specialty subjects and one third on core subjects
  • Coursework encompasses 29 hours per week, with 15 hours of personal work expected


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Common core
  • Illustration
  • Art Expression
  • Communication
  • Photoshop
  • Character design
  • Layout
  • Art History
  • Photography and Video
  • Color Technique
  • Model Structure
  • English
Animation Specialty
  • Animation
  • Flash
  • Storyboard
  • After Effects
Graphic Design Specialty
  • Illustrator
  • Packaging and Labeling
  • InDesign
  • Typography

Year 3

  • Before year 3, students complete a two-month internship related to their discipline
  • During the third year, students complete a final personal project to showcase their skill and professionalism
  • Trimester 1: allows students to follow specialized lessons and begin researching for their personal project
  • Trimester 2 + 3: Students develop and finalize their personal projects