Vancouver Film School Tops Both Canadian and International Animation School Rankings Lists by Animation Career Review

VFS has been #1 on ACR’s prestigious Canadian and International lists for the past six years and four years, respectively.

Announcement Highlights:

  • Vancouver Film School secures the #1 spot on both the Canadian and International lists for top professional animation training program, the sixth consecutive year the institution has appeared at the top of the Canadian list and fourth consecutive year at the top of the international list.
  • Other schools named alongside VFS include Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg, National Film and Television School, Seneca College, and Think Tank Training Centre.
  • Nearly 200 schools were considered for the 2022 lists.
  • A variety of factors are considered by ACR in their rankings, including ‘academic reputation’, ‘employment data’, and ‘graduation rate’.

(VANCOUVER, B.C.) June 13, 2022 – Vancouver Film School is pleased to announce it has been recognized in both the Top 10 Professional Animation Training Programs in Canada and Top 25 International Animation Professional Training Programs lists by publication Animation Career Review, making it the sixth consecutive year that VFS has appeared at the top of the Canadian list and the fourth consecutive year at the top of the international list.

Other Canadian schools named alongside VFS include Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, Seneca College, Think Tank Training Centre, and Capilano University. Other schools on the international list include Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany), National Film and Television School (England), and Trazos School of Digital Arts (Spain). The full list of Canadian schools can be viewed here and international schools here.

Animation Career Review, which began publishing in 2012, started its regional and national rankings as a response to the high-volume of animators and game designers seeking out top-tier schools around the globe. Every degree-granting school is considered (with the exception of two-year community colleges), and ACR’s end goal is to provide students and parents with access to the information necessary to make an informed decision about post-secondary education.

The publication’s criteria consists of a variety of factors including ‘academic reputation’, ‘admissions selectivity’, ‘employment data’, ‘depth and breadth of the program faculty’, ‘value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness’, and ‘graduation rate’. 199 schools were considered for the 2022 list.

“VFS is humbled and honoured to be recognized once again by Animation Career Review. This recognition would not be possible without the hard work of our incredible staff and, of course, our mind-blowingly talented students who continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible – both at VFS and as their careers unfold. The Animation, Games & VFX industries are growing at an astronomical rate, and this is an exciting time for creative individuals to be joining this industry. We look forward to continuing our tradition of training some of the most talented artists for the Vancouver and global creative industries.” -Colin Giles – Head of School of Animation, VFS



About Vancouver Film School

VFS is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, offering an immersive curriculum in film, animation, design, and beyond. VFS is known for providing high-quality education in accelerated time frames and offers 15 industry programs in which students graduate in 12 months as in-demand creative professionals. In 2021, VFS alumni were credited on all 10 of the highest-grossing films, 5 of the 15 top-rated TV shows, and 8 of the top 12 best-selling video games worldwide.

About Animation Career Review

Animation Career Review is an online resource for creatives aspiring to pursue careers in animation, game design, graphic design, digital art, and related fields. The organization launched 2011 with the goal to be the most comprehensive source of information for aspiring animation and game design professionals.


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