• New 3D Animation & VFX Portfolio Review Tour

    Whether you have a portfolio or not, we want to see any samples of your creative work. Book a private 1-on-1 meeting with one of VFS’s award winning faculty and find out in 15 minutes where your creative skills lie.

    Book Now
  • VFS Announces New "Writing for Games" specialization stream in 2018

    This innovative new stream teaches the fundamentals of narrative development and character building for the fastest growing industry in the world. Study game cinematics and dialogue design, then see your stories brought to life using industry-leading 3D game design software.

    Find Out More
  • 36 Alumni

    • 3D Animation + Visual Effects
    • Classical Animation
    • Foundation Visual Art + Design
    • Sound Design for Visual Media
  • 2018 Canadian Search Tour Dates Announced!

    We’re coming to a town near you, looking to meet new creative talent. Check our events schedule online or on Facebook and book a spot to see why we’re the only Canadian Film School listed to Variety’s Top 25 Global Films Schools.

    Calgary · Edmonton · Hamilton · Kamloops · Kelowna · Lethbridge · London · Medicine Hat · Montreal · Ottawa · Saskatoon · Toronto · Vancouver · Victoria · Waterloo · Windsor · Winnipeg

  • Seats Still Available for March Creative Camps

    Students in Gr. 9-12 go hands-on with industry experts to discover how VFS's one-year intensive education model can quickly launch them into an incredible career!

    Find Out More
  • Congratulations VFS Alumni

    This year, 171 VFS graduates worked on productions nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, from the following 12-month programs:

    • 3D Animation + Visual Effects
    • Acting for Film + Television
    • Digital Design
    • Foundation Visual Art + Design
    • Makeup Design for Film + Television
    • Sound Design for Visual Media
  • The 2018 Indigenous Ambassador Scholarship for Acting & Film Production

    Indigenous artists, performers, and storytellers are a foundational thread in the fabric of Canada’s narrative, and Vancouver Film School (VFS) is proud to support our best and brightest with the Indigenous Ambassador Awards.

    Apply Now
  • VFS Announces Colombia Admissions Office Opening

    We're proud to announce that on December 1, 2017 Vancouver Film School is connecing to talented student candidates and creatives in Colombia and the surrounding region in a new, direct way.

    Learn More

  • New 3D Animation & VFX Portfolio Review Tour

    Whether you have a portfolio or not, we want to see any samples of your creative work. Book a private 1-on-1 meeting with one of VFS’s award winning faculty and find out in 15 minutes where your creative skills lie.

    Book Now
  • VFS Announces New "Writing for Games" specialization stream in 2018

    This innovative new stream teaches the fundamentals of narrative development and character building for the fastest growing industry in the world. Study game cinematics and dialogue design, then see your stories brought to life using industry-leading 3D game design software.

    Find Out More
  • 36 Alumni

    • 3D Animation + Visual Effects
    • Classical Animation
    • Foundation Visual Art + Design
    • Sound Design for Visual Media
  • 2018 Canadian Search Tour Dates Announced!

    We’re coming to a town near you, looking to meet new creative talent. Check our events schedule online or on Facebook and book a spot to see why we’re the only Canadian Film School listed to Variety’s Top 25 Global Films Schools.

    Calgary · Edmonton · Hamilton · Kamloops · Kelowna · Lethbridge · London · Medicine Hat · Montreal · Ottawa · Saskatoon · Toronto · Vancouver · Victoria · Waterloo · Windsor · Winnipeg

  • Seats Still Available for March Creative Camps

    Students in Gr. 9-12 go hands-on with industry experts to discover how VFS's one-year intensive education model can quickly launch them into an incredible career!

    Find Out More
  • Congratulations VFS Alumni

    This year, 171 VFS graduates worked on productions nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, from the following 12-month programs:

    • 3D Animation + Visual Effects
    • Acting for Film + Television
    • Digital Design
    • Foundation Visual Art + Design
    • Makeup Design for Film + Television
    • Sound Design for Visual Media
  • The 2018 Indigenous Ambassador Scholarship for Acting & Film Production

    Indigenous artists, performers, and storytellers are a foundational thread in the fabric of Canada’s narrative, and Vancouver Film School (VFS) is proud to support our best and brightest with the Indigenous Ambassador Awards.

    Apply Now

Canada’s Premier Entertainment Arts School

No other post-secondary institution offers better training and more hands-on production experience than VFS. Our intensive, industry-led programs deliver in-depth knowledge and marketable skills that open your way into the entertainment and creative technology worlds.

Apply Today.

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 2016 - totaling more than $19 billion in world-wide revenue.

Senior UI/UX Designer

Candy Crush Saga

Digital Design

7 Alumni

Rogue One

Sound Design for Visual Media
3D Animation + Visual Effects

26 Alumni

King Arthur: legend of the Sword

3D Animation + Visual Effects
Foundation Visual Art + Design

2 Alumni

Injustice 2

3D Animation + Visual Effects
Foundation Visual Art + Design

10 Alumni

League of Legends

Game Design
Sound Design for Visual Media
3D Animation + Visual Effects
Foundation Visual Art + Design
Acting for Film + Television

19 Alumni

Wonder Woman

3D Animation + Visual Effects
Film Production
Foundation Visual Art + Design
Makeup Design for Film + Television

12 Alumni

Alien: Covenant

3D Animation + Visual Effects

5 Alumni

Overwatch

Game Design
Acting for Film + Television
3D Animation + Visual Effects

9 Alumni

Legends of Tomorrow

Acting for Film + Television
Film Production
Makeup for Film + Television

13 Alumni

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

3D Animation + Visual Effects
Foundation Visual Art + Design

9 Alumni

Logan

3D Animation + Visual Effects
Classical Animation

10 Alumni

Suicide Squad

3D Animation + Visual Effects
Sound Design

3 Alumni

Zootopia

3D Animation + Visual Effects

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 companies where our graduates are making an impact on the industry.

 

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.

Connect with VFS

Want to learn more about VFS, or speak to an Advisor about applying? Simply complete the VFS Contact Form, and we will connect with you as soon as possible, so we can learn more about you, and answer all of your questions about VFS.