Digital Design

How to Apply

Learn the in-demand skills to become an interactive user experience or motion design industry professional.

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 Digital Design industry. You will find our alumni working all over the globe, pushing boundaries, discovering new frontiers, winning all kids of awards and honours, and leading today’s creative economy.

VFS Alumni

A VFS Digital Design Education

In 12 months you will graduate with:

  • A diploma in Digital Design
  • A portfolio showcasing your work
  • Access to the VFS Alumni Directory + Job Board
  • Industry connections that will help guide your career

Term 01

Understand fundamental design approaches for both UX/UI and motion design, target audiences, and current tools to tell simple, powerful stories, and create solutions that work.

Term 02

Take your tools skills to the next level by creating projects that focus on humanizing information, 3D graphics, typography, branding, and motion broadcast design.

Term 03

Gain experience working with and presenting to a real client, learn more about the industry you’re joining, and harness your design skills to create pieces the world will see.

Term 04

Jump into your chosen specialization of motion graphic design or interactive design, research your idea and concept for your graduate project, and pitch it to industry mentors.

Term 05

Execute your idea and concept, managing the intricacies of studio-scale production, and work with your mentor to build and refine your graduate project.

Term 06

Work with experts in portfolio development, employment strategy, and the business, law, and ethics of design to finalize your personal brand and position as a designer in your chosen field.

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Learn how to apply your artistic vision to the widest spectrum of digital experience for web, mobile, and tablet platforms, from gaming to broadcast mediums. Your focus is on creating big ideas, executing successful projects that consider current trends, technology, and consumer mindshare. You'll collaborate with thought leaders, work directly with clients, and partner with industry mentors to envision new design directions, emulating a digital agency experience.

Interactive User Experience Design

Motion Design

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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.

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.

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 Digital Design 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.

Mr Owen Goes To Mars

Created by Lawrence Teng

Mustash Case Study

Created by Rajeshwari Keluskar

The Path

Created by Ignacio Osorio

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.

Digital Design Appetizers

Appetizers, an industry night that invites design professionals to see innovative and unforgettable work created by students in the Digital Design program.

Campus Life

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.


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