What is CONNECT?

VFS CONNECT is Vancouver Film School’s part-time, online learning platform. Featuring short-track workshops, certificate courses, and seasonal programs, our offerings span Film, 3D & VFX, Classical Animation, Game Design, Creative Tech, and beyond.

Four days in length, our short-track workshops allow you to explore your interest in the creative industries, offering introductory lessons into industry standard software including Adobe Suite, Unreal, and Unity.

Seven to eight weeks in length, our certificate courses are a first step towards a full-time education at VFS. Upon completion of a certificate course, you’ll have acquired the portfolio requisites to apply to our full-time advanced programs.

Finally, our seasonal programming offers a series of workshops available exclusively to high school students. These occur twice a year, in March during Spring Break and in the summer. These workshops are designed to help young creatives discover which creative medium is right for them.

Whether you’re looking to learn about the creative industry, top up your skills & build a powerful portfolio, or simply try something new – CONNECT has something for you.

Browse our short-track workshops & certificate courses


While our online certificate courses and short-track workshops are a great way to prepare for a full-time program at VFS, we do not offer transfer credits internally or to any other institutions.


Courses typically fill up 2-3 weeks before the start date. Unless otherwise noted on our website, courses will be open for registration until they fill up. We’d recommend registering as soon as possible since our courses are very popular and fill up fast!


Yes, we have participants from all over the world join. As long as participants outside of Vancouver are able to make the time difference work, they are welcome to enroll.


You do not need a Study Permit to attend VFS short courses.


All participants are required to speak and write English at an acceptable level. In order to succeed in any VFS program, you will need to understand technical terms and be conversant enough in English to participate in group discussions. We recommend an IELTS Band 5.5 – Academic level or equivalent.

Any additional requirements to register will be listed on the website.


Our online certificate courses are designed to allow you to complete them alongside working full-time. You can expect to have 2-3 hours of live classes per week, with an additional 2 hours of self-paced assignments or homework per week.


Yes, courses are designed so that you are able to attend multiple at the same time (as long as you understand the weekly time commitment and can make it work with your own schedule).


Our online certificate courses and workshops are delivered synchronously with scheduled online live classes. You are required to attend lessons at the designated date(s)/time(s).


We strongly advise that you only commit to one of our courses/workshops if you are able to attend all classes. However, if you happen to miss a class due to an emergency, please contact us or your instructor(s) at and we may be able to provide the recording of the lesson or instruct you on how to catch up with the class.


In order to be eligible to receive a VFS Certificate of Completion, you must not miss more than 2 lessons, and you must submit your work on all of the required assignment forums (i.e. you must submit all homework assignments for the course).


Many of our courses and workshops run multiple times throughout the year. To be notified when new dates open for registrations, please sign up to VFS Premiere or the course/workshop waitlist.

Waitlists can be found on the course’s website.

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If you’d like some information beyond what is listed on our website for a particular course/workshop, please reach out to us directly:


The price listed is per course. You must register for each course separately.

Bundle pricing

Register for two or more online certificate courses and receive $50 off per course


You can register through the course website directly. We accept VISA and Mastercard credit cards. Alternative payment methods may be available; please contact for more information.


  1. There is a non-refundable administrative fee of 20% of the total program cost.
  2. If cancellation notice is received at least seven days prior to the start of the workshop, VFS will refund the total cost, minus the administrative fee.
  3. If cancellation notice is received less than seven days prior to the start of the workshop, no refunds will be given.


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