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What if there was a place where your imagination could soar?

What if you could give your dream career the head start it deserves, inside the best facility in the world? What if you could be there right now? Look inside the brand-new Animation & Visual Effects campus at Vancouver Film School and you'll know you were born to be here.

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Choose from Three World-Leading Programs


3D Animation & Visual Effects

1 Year

Become a confident, production-ready digital artist by immersing yourself in the world of a professional CG artist. In the award-winning 3D Animation & Visual Effects program, you're guided by industry pros as you build a rock-solid art foundation and then specialize in visual effects, 3D modeling, or animation. When you graduate, you're armed with world-class artistry and flawless technical skills.

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Classical Animation

1 Year

Transform yourself into an artist who's able to make an impact on the world. In Classical Animation, you master traditional animation and Flash to tell great stories. You learn everything from motion, weight, and balance to colour and design as you create two high-quality films for your portfolio – and get ready for your career.

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Digital Character Animation

6 Months

Sharpen your character animation skills to a fine point and unlock a new world of careers in just six months. Perfect for 3D and classical animators looking to take that next big step, Digital Character Animation puts you in a fast-paced, laser-focused production environment built around the creation of a high-quality character-based animated film.

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Stunning Facilities

Study just steps away from future employers

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver

Access every creative and technical amenity

Leading edge professional-level studios

Create and collaborate with every discipline (filmmakers, sound designers, etc.)

Located by all of the VFS campuses and 10 other programs

Train in classrooms optimized for learning
  • 42,000 sq ft purpose-built facility
  • Fully optimized 2D and 3D classrooms
  • Three customizable design studios
  • Life drawing room
  • Post-editing room
  • Post sound studio
  • Two 72-seat surround sound theatres
  • 1,600 square-foot, 280-degree green screen studio
  • Superb student lounge
  • Fully equipped student lunchroom
  • EMC Isilon network-attached storage (NAS)
  • Qube!, the leading digital render farm management system
  • Ultra, high-speed fiber network provides 10GBs to your desktop

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Alumni Credits

  • Life of Pi
  • Hugo
  • Tangled
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • Fast & Furious 6
  • Iron Man 3
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • FIFA 13
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • The Walking Dead
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Toy Story 3
  • The Hunger Games
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Supernatural
  • NHL 13
  • Argo
  • X-Men: First Class

In the Heart of Downtown

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151 West Cordova Street
(between Cambie and Abbott)
Vancouver, BC, Canada


What the
Industry Says

Rick Mischel
Rick Mischel
Producer
Sony Pictures Animation

"I recently had the opportunity to tour the new VFS Animation & Visual Effects campus as construction was nearing completion. I have personally been involved with the build out of quite a few state-of-the-art animation facilities, and I was undeniably impressed with VFS' space. Because it's been designed from a blank space to replicate the studio experience, It's clear that this new facility, set right in the creative digital hub of downtown Vancouver, will set a high standard for animation and visual effects education. It’s extremely well thought out and, by tying the traditional and digital animation disciplines together, will provide great value to students seeking a broad animation educational experience. Well done VFS!"