Vancouver Film School Named #1 Animation School in Canada!

By VFS Web Team, on January 14, 2016

“If you want the best chances of making it deep in the animation industry immediately after graduation, then going to Vancouver Film School could be the best decision of your life.” – Animation Career Review

When Animation Career Review (ACR) recently released its list of the Top 100 International Animation Schools, we were thrilled. Not only was Vancouver Film School named #1 in Canada, but we were also ranked second in the entire world. It is an honour we take seriously and are humbled to receive.

As part of the judging criteria, ACR looked at the depth and breadth of our program and faculty. We celebrate this recognition with an amazing group of educators who consistently reinvent a robust curriculum to keep on trend with industry standards. This, along with our long-standing reputation, one-year educational model, team of admissions, and industry-laden City of Vancouver, makes up the moving parts of VFS.

In 2015 alone, our Animation grads have worked on some of the biggest blockbuster films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Revenant, Spectre, Inside Out, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Great careers begin with a solid foundation, and there are generations of animators who continue to shine as an example of our philosophy: Results Matter.

Upon receipt of this news, Head of Animation Vanessa Jacobsen said, “We (VFS) continuously strive to be a leader in our industry, not only in the quality of the education but also in the connection we have with studios all over the world. It is a true honour to be recognized by ACR — thank you.”

Congratulations to everyone who inspires our 3D Animation + Visual Effects, Classical Animation, and Animation Concept Art programs. You know who you are, and we are happy to share this with you.

We’ll leave you now with a sizzle reel that showcases some amazing work from our 3D Animation students: