What are the VFS Summer Intensives?
If you are considering a full-time education in the entertainment arts, the Summer Intensives provide unique opportunities to spend a week online with Vancouver Film School and experience what our one-year programs offer. The Summer Intensives are specifically designed to give you valuable insight and experience, and to help you make an informed decision about your future education choices.
What are the dates and times for the Summer Intensives?
Summer Intensives run July 6-31, 2020. Class hours are typically 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST every day. You will receive a full schedule before your Intensive begins. The Game Design, Digital Design and 3D Animation intensives will have an IT orientation (1-1.5 hours max) the Friday prior to the start of the program.
How much do the Summer Intensives cost?
- 3D Animation & Visual Effects - $825
- Film Production - $825
- Game Design - $825
- Introduction to Animation, Film & Design - $500
- Writing for Film and Television - $825
- Digital Design - $825
Do I need high school or industry experience in order to take a Summer Intensive program?
Not at all!
Is there an age restriction for the Summer Intensives?
Students must confirm they are 16 years of age or older at the beginning of the workshop in order to register.
What is included in the cost of each Intensive?
The Summer Intensive fee includes the full curriculum, full remote access to VFS computers and software during the week of the intensive (for Digital Design, Game Design, Introduction to Film, Animation and Design, and 3D Animation programs only), and a certificate of completion. When you finish your intensive, you will also have some new work to showcase in your future creative path.
If I apply to a full-time VFS program, can the cost of the Summer Intensive apply towards my tuition?
Yes, 50% of the cost of up to one Summer Intensive taken in 2020 can be applied to your full-time program tuition, if you enrol to start a full-time program within two years of taking the Summer Intensive.
Can I receive course credit towards a full-time VFS program if I take a Summer Intensive?
We cannot offer course credit for Summer Intensives at this time. Summer Intensives are specifically designed to provide students with an overview of what they will experience in our full-time programs and therefore do not represent any one specific course credit.
What are the terms and conditions?
- All fees must be paid in advance, and in full.
- If an Intensive does not reach its minimum capacity, the program will be cancelled and registrants will receive a full refund. A cancellation fee will not be applied.
- Tuition paid towards the intensive program is not protected by the PTIB student training completion fund. For more information visit: Ministry of Advanced Education
What is the refund policy?
Refunds before the program of study starts:
VFS will refund the tuition that was paid in relation to the program in which the student is enrolled if VFS receives a notice of withdrawal from the student no later than seven days after the effective contract date and before the contract start date.
More than seven days after the effective contract date and:
i. at least 30 days before the contract start date, VFS may retain up to 10% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,000.
ii. less than 30 days before the contract start date, VFS may retain up to 20% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract, to a maximum of $1,300.
Refunds after the program of study starts:
If VFS receives a notice of withdrawal from a student, or if VFS delivers a notice of dismissal to a student and the date VFS delivers the notice to the student is, after the contract start date:
i. but before 11% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, VFS may retain up to 30% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
ii. and including 11% and more but before 30% of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, VFS may retain up to 50% of the tuition due under the student enrolment contract.
iii. and at 30% or more of the hours of instruction to be provided during the contract term have been provided, no refund will be provided.