Iconic ad man wants to reward your true creative potential


JUST ANNOUNCED: Marketing mogul Frank Palmer and VFS announce a new initiative to support aspiring creative students regardless of their academic standing. One full-tuition Digital Design scholarship and up to $250,000 in partial funding are available.

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VFS hits the road, looking for top creative talents


We’re coming to your city and we want to meet you. Join us for the opportunity of a lifetime.

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An exclusive industry partnership. Top casting experts. The tools you need to succeed.


JUST ANNOUNCED: VFS and Casting Workbook launch new Acting scholarship program. Audition with industry leaders for the chance to earn full or partial tuition funding for the 12-month Acting for Film & Television or four-month Acting Essentials programs.

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VFS and CapU launch new academic pathway program


Starting this September, Vancouver Film School and Capilano University will offer accelerated pathways enabling students to earn diplomas for Acting or Digital Design and Bachelor degrees for Performing Arts or Design for Visual Communication in just three years.

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Build tomorrow’s reality in VR/AR Design & Development


Industrial applications are growing in education, architecture, medicine, aerospace, robotics, manufacturing and more. There has never been a better time to become a VR/AR designer. Classes start Jan. 6, 2020.

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VFS tops the list as #1 Animation School in the World - Animation Career Review


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THR ranks VFS as one of the Top VFX Schools in the World


As movies become more dependent on visual effects, the demand for pros educated in the art of VFX has dramatically increased. Many leading VFX houses now recruit directly out of schools that offer such training like VFS — a leader in hands-on production training.

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Explore Our Programs

Our 13 post-secondary diploma programs deliver the most current and in-demand techniques and skills you’ll need to start a rewarding career in acting, animation, film and TV production, screenwriting, programming, makeup, sound, interactive or game design.

After Graduating from VFS

Armed with in-demand skills and in-depth industry knowledge, VFS alumni consistently achieve outstanding success throughout the entertainment and creative realms. Just take a look at what former VFS students have accomplished in only the past year.

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Alumni receive nominations and wins at the Oscars + Emmys

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Global reputation with 47% international students

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Alumni part of entertainment properties, grossing over $19 billion

Alumni Success

VFS alumni are some of the most sought-after and successful actors, artists, creators and storytellers in the entertainment and media arts worlds. They work on the biggest blockbusters and hottest brands, help found innovative studios, and have received nominations and wins at the Oscars and Emmys. In fact, our alumni are shaping the industry, having worked on the top entertainment properties of 2019 - totaling more than $19 billion in world-wide revenue.

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Where VFS Alumni Work

VFS has a wide-reaching global network of more than 25,000 alumni who have found success working for some of the top studios and most well-known brands in the world. Check out some of the titles our alumni have made an impact on.

One-Year Education Model

VFS’s unique and accelerated educational model balances intensive and industry-led theory with crucial hands-on production experience, so students are ready to become entertainment and creative media arts professionals in just one year. And, with award-winning instructors and mentors who come right from the top studios and companies, VFS regularly evolves its acclaimed curriculum to meet the ever-changing demands of the industry.

Your Year at VFS

For 12 fast-paced months, you will be completely immersed in your field of study, essentially spending every waking moment learning about, and getting crucial hands-on experience doing the thing you love the most. Listen to what students are saying about the intensive transformation they underwent during their year at VFS.

World-Class Facilities

Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Vancouver, B.C., our eight state-of-the-art campuses offer lots of workshop and production spaces, green screen room, film sets, studios, screening rooms, theatres, and 24/7 access to computer labs with industry-standard software.

VFS Premiere

Sign up for VFS Premiere, the best way to be first-in-line at Vancouver Film School. Membership is free, just opt-into our e-mail list and you’ll get exclusive first-look access before everyone else.

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