Vancouver Film School and Royal Roads University announce accelerated degree pathway partnership

Renowned B.C. institutions team up to offer innovative degree completion paths, delivering industry-ready graduates for the creative economy in as few as two years

Announcement Highlights:

  • Four accelerated academic pathways now link Vancouver Film School’s Digital Design; Acting for Film and Television; Writing for Film, Television & Games; and Film Production diploma programs with Royal Roads University’s Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication program.
  • Students can obtain both a VFS production diploma and Royal Roads University degree in as few as two years of full-time study.
  • Pathway students will be immersed in B.C.’s film, animation, game, and design industries through both the VFS and Royal Roads campuses, and will benefit from career guidance and expertise from industry mentors, instructors, and guest speakers at both institutions.
  • International students will be eligible to apply for post-graduation work permits in Canada.

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) February 10, 2020Vancouver Film School (VFS) and Royal Roads University are proud to announce an exciting new accelerated academic pathway partnership that will allow students to obtain both a VFS diploma and a bachelor’s degree at Royal Roads in as few as two years of full-time study.

After completing their one-year advanced production diploma at VFS, pathway students can either choose to study on campus at Royal Roads for one additional year, or combine online and on-campus training for two more years. These degree pathways will also make international students eligible to apply for a work permit in Canada following their graduation.

“This pathway partnership offers unparalleled value for VFS students wanting to earn an undergraduate degree and join the thriving creative economy,” says Scott Steiger, VFS’s Director of International Admissions & Business Development. “Royal Roads University’s innovative BA in Professional Communication program enhances VFS graduates’ educational experience for those seeking careers in public relations, advertising, journalism, marketing, corporate, technical, or web-based communication.”

“A lot of students come to our program with many technical abilities but need the forward thinking that strategy and theory provide — that’s the real advantage of this transfer agreement,” says BAPC Program Head Chaseten Remillard. “You bridge the two which takes the students’ employment prospects and creative projects to the next level.”

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About Vancouver Film School

In 1987, Vancouver Film School introduced the world’s first true immersion film program. Today, VFS is Canada’s premier entertainment-arts centre, offering an immersive curriculum in film, animation, video game production, VR/AR development, motion and interactive design, programming, art/production foundation, and other related programs. VFS is known for providing high-quality education in accelerated timeframes. VFS alumni are consistently credited on the most successful products in the entertainment economies.

About Royal Roads University

Royal Roads University, a public university established in 1995, offers a progressive model of post-secondary education, delivering applied and professional programs. The university, located in Victoria, B.C., offers a blended learning experience combining online and on-campus instruction, as well as full-time intensive on-campus instruction for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates and diplomas. It also offers progressive, professional continuing studies programs.

For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:
Evan Biswanger,
Creative Director & Head of Marketing
Vancouver Film School

Scott Steiger,
Director, International Admissions & Business Development
Vancouver Film School


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