English for Creative Arts

Evolve Your Skills

  • Improve your English while learning skills in Film, Photography, Animation and Game Design.
  • Develop essential language and communication skills that will help you have a successful career in media arts.
  • You will participate in English assignments and production of media art, using a variety of traditional techniques in photography, video and Photoshop.
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Courses

Term 1 - 8 weeks

English for Arts Fundamentals 1 - 114 hours

This course focuses on developing the language, fluency, and communication skills necessary for students to be able to describe projects, pitch ideas, and deliver presentations. In addition, students will learn to organize and express their ideas following instructions for various layouts and tasks using industry-specific vocabulary related to creative arts.

Creative Arts Fundamentals 1 - 120 hours

Students will learn how to apply fundamental skills of visual design and aesthetic principles to photography, video and advertising projects. The course outcomes also include critical thinking, composition and image-making techniques in still photography and motion picture.

Core assignments: Elements of Design and Composition; Lens-based Media and Motion Picture and Photoshop.

Term 2 - 8 weeks

English for Arts Fundamentals 2 - 114 hours

Students will continue to develop the language, fluency, and communication skills necessary to describe projects, pitch ideas, and deliver presentations. In addition, students will learn to organize and express their ideas following instructions for various layouts and tasks using industry-specific vocabulary related to creative arts.

Creative Arts Fundamentals 2 - 120 hours

Students will continue to learn how to apply fundamental skills of visual design and aesthetic principles to photography, video and advertising projects. The course outcomes also include critical thinking, composition and image-making techniques in still photography and motion picture.

Core assignments: Elements of Design and Composition, Lens-based Media and Motion Picture, Photoshop, Game Design and Animation.

Program Breakdown

Duration

16 weeks / 468 hours

Intensity

29.25 hours/week

Start Dates
  • October 21, 2019
  • January 6, 2020
  • May 4, 2020
TOTAL FEES:

CAD $6,720

For more information on payments or financial aid please contact us

For information about housing options including homestay visit our accommodations page.

*All fees are in Canadian Dollars. Additional fees may apply. Prices may change without further notice.

Admission Requirements

Proof of language proficiency

IELTS 5.0, TOEFL iBT 60 or equivalent.

Education Qualification

Copy of high school diploma or equivalent or higher education and official translation in English.

World-Class Facilities

Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Vancouver, our eight state-of-the-art campuses offer lots of workshop and production spaces, green screen rooms, film sets, studios, screening rooms, theatres, and 24/7 access to computer labs with industry-standard software.

VFS Programs Available Upon Completion

3D Animation + Visual Effects

Acting Essentials (4 months)

Acting for Film + Television

Animation Concept Art

Classical Animation

Digital Design

Film Production

Foundation Visual Art + Design

Game Design

Makeup Design for Film + Television

Programming for Games, Web + Mobile

Sound Design for Visual Media

Writing for Film, Television + Games

For All Enquiries Please Contact:

Vancouver Film School
198 W. Hastings St, Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 1H2