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 at 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. every day. You will receive a full schedule before your Intensive begins. An orientation session will take place at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of your Intensive.
How much do the Summer Intensives cost?
- Acting for Film & Television - $500
- 3D Animation & Visual Effects - $825
- Film Production - $825
- Game Design - $825
- Introduction to Animation, Film & Design - $500
- Makeup Design for Film & Television - $825
- 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.
Will I be able to speak with an Admissions advisor?
Yes! A “mix & mingle” lunch with VFS advisors will take place on the first day of Summer Intensives. You will be able to ask them all your questions and set up appointments during the week. You will be able to find out more about VFS, your preferred program, and what it takes to apply and get accepted. You will also have an opportunity to tour VFS campuses with one of our advisors.
What kind of accommodations do you offer?
VFS does not offer accommodations — such as dorms — during the Summer Intensives. However, below you will find a few suggestions for hotels and accommodations located close to VFS:
Please note: The above accommodations are only suggestions. VFS is not affiliated with, nor does it specifically recommend, any of these accommodations. Summer Intensive students should exercise care and caution when booking their stay in Vancouver.
What is included in the cost of each Intensive?
The Summer Intensive fee includes the full curriculum, materials, 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?
Unfortunately, we are not offering this at this time.
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.
I am an international student. What do I need to do in order to attend a VFS Summer Intensive?
You do not need a study permit to attend a Summer Intensive. You may however require a visa. Please see the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website to determine what you may need. VFS is not able to issue special letters of invitation for Summer Intensives, and it is the sole responsibility of the applicant to apply for any required visas or permits before attending a Summer Intensive.
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
- Vancouver Film School does not offer custodianship services.
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.