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 helping shape the entertainment and media industries’ transformation. In 2020, VFS alumni were credited on 5 of the top 10 best-selling video games worldwide, in a global industry estimated to be worth more than US$300 billion by 2025.
Vancouver Film School grads are some of the most successful and sought-after professionals in the entire programming 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 Programming for Games, Web & Mobile Education
In 12 months you will graduate with:
- A diploma in Programming for Games, Web & Mobile
- A professional-quality online portfolio
- Access to the VFS Alumni Directory & Job Board
- Industry connections that will help guide your career
Delve into the fundamental theories, key concepts, and processes involved in creating high-quality games, web, and mobile projects.
Enhance your skill set by utilizing C++ programming language, object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques, and mobile applications for the Apple iPad and iPhone. Take your programming skills into the two biggest game engines, Unreal and Unity 3D, while also starting to work in the Android programming ecosystem.
Paired with Game Design students, create your first team-based game while also delving deeper into Unity, C++, and iOS technologies
The core part of this term is dedicated to designing and planning a major team-based project while you continue studying game engines and mobile/web programming.
Optionally paired with Game Design students, create a retail-quality game as your key portfolio piece, while also advancing your understanding of rendering and optimization.
Finish your final project, prepare your portfolio, and unveil your work to the game industry at our Pitch + Play event.
Students start with a strong foundation — from design and production, to increasingly complex development techniques and programming languages. Once they've mastered the fundamentals, they go deep into advanced development for one of the following two specialized areas.
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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.
Show us your code! Include a 1-2 page excerpt of source code you want to show off, and a 1-page descriptive summary for each project. You must also have intermediate PC computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Familiarity with HTML is an asset. You'll find information on how to send your portfolio in the application form, or you can ask your Advisor.
Successful completion of one of the following VFS programs: Foundation Visual Art & Design, Game Design, Digital Design, 3D Animation & Visual Effects
When you talk to your Advisor, let them know which VFS program you've completed and they will put a copy of your diploma in your file for you.
While training at VFS, students are immersed in the Programming 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.
Vancouver is a hub for the entertainment arts and a burgeoning tech scene, with more than 80,000 employees at 8,900 companies and over 350 active startups. You learn and create in Vancouver's world-renowned Chinatown district. The Programming for Games, Web & Mobile campus has 24/7 access to every resource – studio spaces, arcades, and asset libraries – so you can focus on making the best work possible.
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