The Princeton Review ranks Vancouver Film School’s Game Design program #1 in Canada

Award-winning VFS program named #10 in the world by leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company in partnership with PC Gamer magazine

Announcement Highlights:

  • Vancouver Film School moved from #35 to #10 in just one year, the single biggest jump recorded by The Princeton Review since the Game Design survey’s inception in 2009.
  • Out of 150 institutions surveyed by The Princeton Review in 2019, VFS is the only Canadian institution to crack the top 20.
  • Top 10 institutions ranked alongside VFS include powerhouses like University of Southern California, New York University, and Michigan State University.

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) March 4, 2020Vancouver Film School is proud to announce The Princeton Review has ranked the VFS Game Design program #1 in Canada and #10 in the world for 2020. The Princeton Review tallied its ranking lists based on a 2019 survey of administrators at 150 institutions offering game design courses, majors, or degree programs in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

“I’m proud and thrilled to see the hard work of VFS Game Design staff and students vindicated in just one year,” said Christopher Mitchell, Head of the School of Creative Technologies at VFS. “Our alumni successes prove that we were always the #1 school in Canada. To see this reflected in The Princeton Review — with the largest single jump in its history — is incredible. We’ll continue to grow and improve, adding value to the student experience and career outcomes, one great game at a time.”

The survey collected information about the schools’ game design programs in four areas: academics, faculty, technology, and career prospects. In all, more than 40 data points were analyzed for the final tallies. More information on The Princeton Review rankings methodology can be found here.

“We highly recommend Vancouver Film School and every one of the schools that made our lists for 2020," said Robert Franek, Editor-in-Chief for The Princeton Review. "Their faculties are outstanding and their facilities are awesome. Just as impressive: their alumni include many of the video game industry’s most prominent artists, designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.”

The Princeton Review's reporting partner for this project, PC Gamer (a monthly magazine published by Future PLC), has a feature on the ranking lists in its May issue. It reports interesting facts on the top schools' programs, faculty, and alumni. The issue lands in subscriber mailboxes in mid-March and on newsstands March 24.

For more details about the VFS Game Design program, visit Limited seats are still available for spring and summer intakes.



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.

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