Renowned creative institutions team up to offer innovative degree completion paths in Canada and Europe, delivering global industry-ready graduates in as few as two years
- Students can obtain both a VFS advanced production diploma and a MetFilm School master’s degree in as few as two years of full-time study.
- Pathway students will be immersed in B.C.’s creative industries while attending VFS and obtain international production experience while studying at MetFilm School in London or Berlin.
- All VFS advanced production programs are eligible for this pathway.
- Graduating students will be eligible to apply for post-graduation work permits in the UK.
(VANCOUVER, B.C.) June 3, 2020 – Vancouver Film School is proud to announce it has partnered with MetFilm School to offer an exclusive accelerated pathway program that will enable students to obtain both a VFS industry diploma and a master’s degree in as little as two years of full-time study.
After completing any of VFS’s advanced production diplomas, pathway students can choose to study at either MetFilm School’s London or Berlin campuses and finish their master’s in one year. MetFilm School programs available include Directing (London or Berlin), Screenwriting (London), Producing (London), Cinematography (London or Berlin), Postproduction (London), Documentary & Factual (Berlin), and Film and Television Production (London).
Visit vfs.edu/pathway/met for more information and to learn how to apply.
“This educational partnership delivers graduate programs that harness VFS and MetFilm’s collective assets, studio resources, and professional industry networks, offering global advantages for students who will be studying in two international cities and production centres.” says Scott Steiger, VFS’s Director of International Admissions and Business Development. “We are thrilled to cultivate an international master’s degree program for artists preparing for global adventures in creative entertainment.”
“This new relationship between MetFilm School and VFS represents our shared pedagogical ethos, our emphasis on practical and industry-based teachings, and our desire to work more closely in training new generations for the global creative industries,” says Jonny Persey, Director of MetFilm School. “We have over the years seen many students from VFS continue their studies on our post-graduate courses and have always been impressed by their passion and energy to tell stories that matter; we also know of students who have moved to VFS to engage in further training. This partnership now reflects our shared goal of continuing these opportunities for our students and connecting our schools together.”
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 MetFilm School
MetFilm School is a leading film, television, and online media school offering undergraduate, postgraduate, and short courses across a variety of film/television disciplines. The school has campuses in both London and Berlin. MetFilm School’s London campus is headquartered within the famous Ealing Studios, a thriving production environment that, in recent years, has supported the creation of high-profile productions such as The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything and Downton Abbey. The school operates alongside a professional production company – MetFilm Production. The Berlin campus is based in BUFA-Studios, one of the oldest film studios in Europe in the Tempelhof/Neukolln area of Berlin.