• 30 Years in The Making.

    For the first time in VFS history, we’re on a massive cross-Canada tour, bringing you special workshops, live acting auditions, and the chance to meet our talented faculty, alumni, and find out how you can start an entertainment arts or creative media technology career in just one year.

    Please register for an event near you:

    Toronto · Halifax · Ottawa · Calgary · Edmonton · Vancouver Charlottetown · Fredericton · Saint John · Moncton · London St. John's · Winnipeg · Hamilton · Saskatoon · Regina · Whistler Whitehorse · Montreal · Victoria · Yellowknife · Iqaluit · Red Deer

    For the first time, we're on a massive cross-Canada tour, with special workshops, live acting auditions, and more. Register Now!

  • More Than $500,000 Available!

    Don’t miss out on your chance to apply for grants in amounts between $500 and $10,000 for Canada’s most aspiring talents and creatives wanting to launch their dream careers.

    Don't miss out on the chance to apply for grants to help launch your dream career.
    Apply Now!
  • Full Latin American Writing Scholarship Available!

    Latin American students are offered a chance to earn a full-tuition scholarship to study Writing for Film + Television.

    Apply Now! FIC Monterrey
  • Congratulations VFS Alumni.

    24 grads from the following one-year VFS programs worked on TV shows nominated for this year’s Emmy Awards:

    • 3D Animation + Visual Effects
    • Digital Design
    • Makeup Design for Film + Television
    • Sound Design for Visual Media
    • Film Production
    • Foundation Visual Art + Design
    • Classical Animation

    24 VFS grads worked on TV shows nominated for this year's Emmy Awards.

  • Go Fast. Go Far.

    In 2018, global film industry revenue will top $106 Billion.

  • Your Chance to Shine.

    Want to be an actor? Want to get discovered? This is your moment to audition live in your hometown in front of an elite panel of industry professionals, to see if you have the talent for admission to VFS’s Acting for Film + Television program.

    Please register for an event near you:

    Calgary · Red Deer · Edmonton · Vancouver · Charlottetown · Fredericton Saint John · Moncton · Toronto · London · Ottawa · St. John's · Halifax Iqaluit · Yellowknife · Whitehorse · Winnipeg · Hamilton · Saskatoon Regina · Montreal · Victoria

    Want to be an actor? Get discovered? This is your moment to audition live for admission to VFS’s Acting program. Register Now!

Canada’s Premier Entertainment Arts School

No other post-secondary institution can give you better training, more hands-on industry production experience, and professional mentorship than VFS. Our fast, comprehensive and industry-acclaimed education delivers the in-depth knowledge, and shapes your talents into marketable skills that get you hired in 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.