VFS’s signature programs and facilities are at the heart of a creative economy worth $3.4 billion in B.C. alone. From film production and 3D animation to game, digital, and VR/AR design, VFS is shaping the entertainment and media industries’ transformation. In 2019, VFS alumni were credited on 17 of the 20 highest grossing films and on 6 of the 10 best-selling video games worldwide, in a global industry set to generate US$2.3 trillion in revenues in 2020.
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.
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
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.
Expand your skills through the exploration of creating new and exciting worlds, as you and your collaborative group reimagine fantastical environments.
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.
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.
Create a personal and completely original high-quality pitch package that will form the backbone of your portfolio.
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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Our talented and dedicated faculty talk about the program, and why VFS is the best option for launching an Animation career.
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Aug. 2020 & later dates
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Aug. 2020 & later dates
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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.
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.
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.
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.
We're here to help you submit an application that best reflects your abilities, and gives you the best chance of being accepted. We've helped thousands of people complete a single year at VFS by answering questions like these:
- What does VFS look for in an application?
- Can I apply if I haven't met all the requirements yet?
- What does this part of the application form mean?
- How much does my program cost?
- Can I pay in installments?
- How much will I need for living expenses in Vancouver?
- How do I get to Vancouver?
- Where will I live in Vancouver?
- Do I need a visa?
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