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One Year Classical Animation Program
At Vancouver Film School

Classical Animation

In this video, experience a sample of work created by students in the one-year Classical Animation program.

Classical Animation focuses on telling a story through movement using traditional animation and Flash. By learning the cornerstones of animation, you develop an understanding of motion, weight, balance, colour, and design, as well as the discipline and intensity required for studio work, as you take your animated short films from concept all the way to completion.

The Results - Selected Alumni Credits

To read about graduates doing what they love in the industry, check out Classical Animation stories on the Blog.

What You Will Learn

From character design to 2D animation to using digital tools, what you will learn in Classical Animation will allow you to create two professional-quality short films.

Your Professional Films and Reel

You graduate having completed a festival-ready classically animated short film, a professional-quality Flash short, and a reel showcasing your work from those projects as well as exercises that demonstrate your versatility as an artist and animator. For examples of student films, check out the Classical Animation showcase.


The Classical Animation program is led by accomplished industry professionals. They are award winners and industry pioneers whose work has screened at major international animation festivals and have held key creative positions as animators, directors, producers, and artists at such companies as Atomic Cartoons, Bardel, Disney, Dreamworks, International Rocketship, and Warner Bros.