Vancouver Film School 3D Animation & Visual Effects program named #1 in the world for 2020

VFS once again tops Animation Career Review school rankings based on academic reputation, selectivity, depth and breadth of program, value, location, and employment data

Announcement Highlights:

  • Vancouver Film School tops Animation Career Review’s Top 25 professional training programs rankings, based on a survey of 192 colleges and schools worldwide.
  • A number of fellow institutions including Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, Think Tank Training Centre, and Capilano University also make the list, showcasing the strength of the creative economy in Canada.
  • The list also features internationally recognized powerhouses like Germany’s Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg, England’s National Film and Television School, and Malaysia’s The One Academy.

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) March 19, 2020 – Vancouver Film School is proud to announce that its award-winning 3D Animation & Visual Effects program has once again been ranked #1 in the world by Animation Career Review.

One of the world’s most respected sources of information for aspiring animation professionals, Animation Career Review surveyed 192 colleges and schools worldwide to compile its 2020 Top 25 Animation Training rankings. For the second year in a row, Vancouver Film School landed in the top spot, based on academic reputation, selectivity, depth and breadth of program, value, location, and employment data.

Vancouver Film School’s one-year 3D Animation & Visual Effects program offers specializations in 3D animation, modelling, and visual effects. Notable alumni include Lino DiSalvo (Frozen, Playmobil: The Movie), Andrew Lawson (Frozen 2), Pedro Eboli (Cupcake & Dino), and Image Engine general manager Shawn Walsh.

"It is an honour to once again be named the Top Global Animation Training School,” says Colin Giles, Head of Animation & Visual Effects at VFS. “Our staff and faculty work hard every day to build a culture of collaboration, creative expression, and industry preparedness second to none. Our students continue to produce amazing projects and I am proud their efforts have been recognized by virtue. This list also reveals the strength and quality of the other Canadian institutions, and we're proud to be recognized as a leader among them."

To view the complete Animation Career Review rankings, visit

To learn more about the VFS 3D Animation & Visual Effects program, visit Limited seats are still available for our May, June, and August start dates.



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 Animation Career Review

We are THE online resource for people aspiring for careers in animation, game design, graphic design, digital art, and related fields. We launched the site in 2011 with the goal to be the most comprehensive source of information for aspiring animation and game design professionals. The site currently receives roughly 100,000 unique visitors per month, depending on the month. 90% of the traffic derives from the U.S. and Canada.

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


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