BREAKING NEWS: Kevin Smith joins VFS as 2020 Creative Ambassador!


Acclaimed writer, director, and producer returns to alma mater to “share what little he knows with the next generation of VFS artists.”

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VFS is coming to a city near you!


We’re looking for the country’s top aspiring creatives. Register for a free info session in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, or the Maritimes, and learn why VFS is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution.

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VFS and Royal Roads launch new pathway program


Vancouver Film School and Victoria’s Royal Roads University now offer innovative academic pathways enabling students to earn a Writing, Acting, Film, or Digital Design diploma plus a Professional Communication bachelor’s degree in as few as two years.

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Get an inside look at VFS animation


Vancouver Film School is hosting a special 3D Animation & Visual Effects program preview event on Thursday, Feb. 20. Come learn about our program and be the first to see brand new projects created by VFS students. Register for free to attend.

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VFS unveils new industry thought leaders podcast


Every week, notable industry figures join us to discuss how they perfected their craft and became leaders in their field. Whether you're an aspiring creative or simply want to be inspired, this podcast is for you. Now available on the VFS Originals YouTube channel and popular streaming platforms.

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Join us over Spring Break to explore a career in the entertainment industry!


Our Creative Break camps feature production workshops led by experienced professionals in Visual Effects, Classical Animation, Acting, Makeup, Digital Design, Film Production, Writing, and Sound Design.

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Unity names VFS team project top student game of 2019


Supercharged chicken sandbox game produced by VFS Game and Sound Design students has earned top recognition from one of the most influential game engine and software development companies in the world. Congratulations!

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Explore Our Programs

Our 15 post-secondary programs deliver the industry-standard techniques and applicable skills you need to start a rewarding career in acting, animation, film and television production, screenwriting, programming, makeup, sound, digital, game, or VR/AR 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. Take a look at what former VFS students have accomplished in 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 world of entertainment and media arts. They work on the biggest blockbusters, games, digital products, and brands. They are celebrated at the Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Game Awards, and more. Our alumni are truly shaping the industry, having worked on the top entertainment properties of 2019, totaling more than $19 billion in worldwide revenue.

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Where VFS Alumni Work

VFS boasts a global network of more than 25,000 alumni who have found success working for some of the top studios and most recognizable brands in the world. Check out some of the titles our alumni have impacted.

One-Year Education Model

VFS’s unique, accelerated education model balances intensive and industry-led theory with direct production experience. Students are ready to become entertainment and creative media arts professionals in just one year. With award-winning faculty and mentors from top studios and companies, VFS constantly adapts its acclaimed curriculum to meet the evolving demands of the industry.

Your Year at VFS

For 12 fast-paced months, you will be completely immersed in your field of study, getting crucial production experience doing the things you love most. Listen to what students are saying about the intensive transformation they underwent during their year at VFS.

Signature Facilities

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, B.C., our eight campuses offer workshops and production spaces, film sets, studios, screening rooms, theatres, a 280-degree green screen room, motion and performance capture facilities, 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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