Learn the in-demand skills to become an interactive user experience or motion design industry professional
Every day, our attention is directly or ambiently connected to digital tools and information. Yet, how many times have you gone to use a website or a new app and found that the frustratingly poor user experience makes you want to throw your phone out of the window? You expect your digital experiences to be efficient and enthralling; to get you where you want to go, to give you the information you need, in a way that holds your attention and cuts through the clutter. Don’t be part of the chaos. Make your design have a positive impact on the way people interact with the world through technology. Help the world be better by design.
Understand fundamental design approaches, identify target audiences and leverage your understanding of current tools to tell simple, powerful stories.
Manage more complex technical projects, and develop strategies to create beautiful projects that focus on humanizing information, 3D graphics, typography, and cross-screen media.
Gain experience with a real client (an NPO based in Vancouver). Create ideas that engage a target audience, communicating information design across portable and cloud-based media devices.
Specialize in Interactive Design, or Motion Design. Create more sophisticated work for your portfolio with help from faculty. Pitch your big idea for your graduate project to industry mentors.
Execute a comprehensive design brief, manage the intricacies of studio-scale production, and work with your mentor to build and refine your graduate project.
Work with experts in portfolio development, employment strategy, and the business, law, and ethics of design to develop your own professional identity.
Interactive User Experience Design / Motion DesignSee program breakdown and full course descriptions for more information.
Our Digital Design instructors come right from the industry, and offer an unparalleled education based on decades of real-world experience, designed to give students the skills, contacts and confidence to kick start their careers.
Your year inside Digital Design will put you in close contact with students, including collaboration opportunities with the Programming department. Our downtown training facility features near round-the-clock access to computers, work space, and production resources. You'll also be surrounded by the city's best cafes, restaurants, and cultural attractions – not to mention some of the leading animation studios, film productions, and design agencies.
As a graduate of Digital Design from VFS, you’ll be trained to perform in a variety of roles across the entire industry. Your expertise and interests will help you decide which area of Digital Design to pursue.
As an Interface Designer, you’ll create compelling interactive visual displays for websites, game interfaces, DVD menus, software applications, wireless devices, kiosks, and many other types of media.
In this role, you’ll create animated stories, utilizing 2D, 3D, and video compositing workflows to communicate ideas and information. You’ll develop motion graphics for website design, game cinematography, interface design, broadcast animation, animated typeface, title sequences, commercial production, and music video production.
As an Interactive Designer, you’ll combine a deep understanding of the latest technologies to build interactive experiences through interfaces that engage visitors.
Vancouver Film School grads are some of the most successful professionals in the User Experience and Motion Design industries. Take a moment to browse some of their accomplishments and achievements. The Alumni Success Stories feature tales of triumph and fame, and will open in another window to take you to the VFS Blog page. Grad Career Highlights offers a glimpse at some of our amazing alumni credits and contributions to the industry.
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CAD $27,250For more information on payments and financial aid, go to Finances.
CAD $42,250For more information on payments and financial aid, go to Finances.
Courses start every four months.
You will be asked to submit one of the following along with your application. Your advisor can help with selecting the best option.
Your portfolio should demonstrate your familiarity with a range of visual work (e.g., print design, web design, etc.). You'll find information on how to send your portfolio in the application form, or you can ask your Advisor.
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.
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