The creative economy is increasingly digital, mobile, and interactive. From film production and 3D animation to game, digital, and VR/AR design, VFS is at the heart of the entertainment and media industries’ transformation. As traditional media transitions to online platforms, the demand for digital design professionals is exploding, with 600,000 designers generating more than US$46 billion in global revenue.
Working as interactive designers, motion designers, project managers, art directors, and studio leads, Vancouver Film School graduates are leading today’s global design industry. In 2019 alone, VFS Digital Design alumni earned accolades from the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Applied Arts Magazine, the SXSW Hackathon, MIT Media Lab’s Reality Virtually Hackathon, and the Salazar Awards.
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
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.
Take your tools skills to the next level by creating projects that focus on humanizing information, 3D graphics, typography, branding, and motion broadcast design.
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.
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.
Execute your idea and concept, managing 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 finalize your personal brand and position as a designer in your chosen field.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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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