Animation Concept Art

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Gain the skills, knowledge, and industry expertise needed to create visual concepts that capture the emotional core of your story.

Creative Economy

In Vancouver, the creative economy is absolutely booming. In fact, the entertainment arts and creative media industries have some of the fastest growing economies in the world. And, VFS plays a major role across the world’s creative and cultural sectors. In just the past year alone, VFS alumni participated in more than $19 billion in global box office and sales of film, television & gaming entertainment production. 

Alumni Success

Vancouver Film School grads are some of the most successful and sought-after professionals in the entire Animation industry. You will find our alumni working all over the globe, pushing boundaries, discovering new frontiers, winning all kinds of awards and honours, and leading today’s creative economy.

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A VFS Animation Concept Art Education

In 12 months you will graduate with:

  • A diploma in Animation Concept Art
  • A professional-level portfolio
  • Access to the VFS Alumni Directory + Job Board
  • Industry connections that will help guide your career

Term 01

Explore the fundamentals of drawing, digital painting and design, and learn how to communicate visually. Collaborate on exciting group projects when you design a new racing game vehicle.

Term 02

Expand your skills through the exploration of creating new and exciting worlds, as you and your collaborative group reimagine fantastical environments.

Term 03

Compelling characters are at the very core of storytelling. Work on designing a cast of characters for the next hit TV show, and expand your knowledge of how to tell authentic and memorable stories.

Term 04

Learn how to be inspired by the world and media around you, and apply it to a full design package filled with exciting characters, mind-blowing vehicles, and worlds no one has ever imagined.

Term 05

Create a personal and completely original high-quality pitch package that will form the backbone of your portfolio.

Term 06

Focus on preparing for your career in film, television, games, interactive media, comic arts, illustration, or something new that you could have never imagined!

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You will be asked to submit one of the following along with your application. Your advisor can help with selecting the best option.

Send us samples of your work that can include still-life drawings, life drawings, character or environment sketches, and computer artwork (e.g., Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.). Maximum 12 pieces.

When you talk to your Advisor, let them know that you've completed the Foundation program and they will put a copy of your diploma in your file for you.

For more about language requirements and other information for international students, visit the International Students page.

Student Work

While training at VFS, students are immersed in the Animation industry, and spend a lot of hands-on time creating professional-quality work. And, nothing is a greater testament to the incomparable industry resources and career preparation that define VFS’s education model, than the top quality work our students produce. Here, a portfolio of outstanding work is just the beginning. Just take a look.

Alisa Romanova

Quinn Querido

Ximena Berenguer Moran

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Our talented and dedicated faculty talk about the program, and why VFS is the best option for launching an Animation career.

Industry Partners

VFS doesn’t just teach you about the industry, it IS the industry. With veteran instructors, mentors and an education Advisory Board recruited straight from the professional world, we are able to constantly update our award-winning curriculum to keep up with an ever-evolving industry. Plus, students also have lots of opportunities to connect and network with industry leaders during special workshop sessions, training presentations, and industry social events hosted by VFS.

Campus Life

We’ve designed our campus to mirror the professional studios that surround us in Gastown, among the coffee shops, restaurants, and beautiful brick buildings. Using the latest digital drawing tools, in your own dedicated design studio, you'll collaborate with artists from other disciplines, such as filmmakers and sound designers.


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