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NEW 3D Animation spotlight released!

 

Watch our spotlight on VFS’s 3D Animation & Visual Effects program to find out why we’re a #1 ranked animation school.

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VFS named among ‘Best Film Schools’ by MovieMaker Magazine

 

VFS is pleased to be recognized by MovieMaker Magazine for 'Outstanding Training in Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality' on its annual list recognizing schools that prepare students for every aspect of moviemaking.

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VFS named #1 Canadian & International animation training program by ACR

 

VFS has topped Animation Career Review’s prestigious Canadian and International lists for the past six years and four years, respectively. Click below to read more.

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VFS named the #1 Game Design School in Canada - again!

 

Vancouver Film School has been named among the Top 50 Game Design Schools in N. America and #1 in Canada by The Princeton Review, a college admission services company in NYC.

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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 & industry knowledge, VFS graduates join an alumnus of creative professionals that become industry leaders. In 2021, alumni were credited on all 10 of the highest-grossing films, 8 of the 12 best-selling games, and 5 of the 15 top-rated TV shows.

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516 nominations and 118 wins at the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, & Game Awards

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Global reputation with 45% of international students

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Alumni credited on all 10 of the top films of 2021, grossing over $2.3 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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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 Facilities

From our 7 state-of-the-art campuses boasting 150,000 sq. ft. to one of the largest performance capture studios in North America, VFS facilities offer students unparalleled access to the tools they’ll need to execute their creative visions.

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.

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