Vancouver Film School (VFS) is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, offering an immersive curriculum in film, animation, design, and beyond. VFS is recognized as the #1 Global Animation School (Animation Career Review), the #1 Game Design School in Canada (Princeton Review Journal) and a Leading Film School Worldwide (The Hollywood Reporter and Variety), amongst other accolades.
VFS offers 15 industry-integrated programs through our three schools: School of Animation, School of Film & Television, and School of Games & Creative Design. These accelerated programs train artists for the creative industries in just one short year, and students receive more one-on-one mentorship and complete their education faster than most schools. This means you get out of school and into the industry quickly!
Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada, VFS’s eight campuses offer workshops and production spaces, film sets, studios, screening rooms, theatres, a 280-degree green screen room, motion and performance capture facilities, and 24/7 access to computer labs with industry-standard software. Students have access to everything they need to craft their powerful portfolio or reel – the ultimate industry calling card.
For students looking for part-time learning options, VFS CONNECT offers an array of certificate courses (7-8 weeks), short-track workshops (4 days), and seasonal programming – available exclusively online! CONNECT is meant to prepare you for a full-time education at VFS, introducing you to industry-standard software and the basics of our 15 full-time programs.
Our alumni go on to be industry leaders, working on projects like Spider-Man: No Way Home, Fortnite, and Game of Thrones, and on Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award-winning projects. In 2021, alumni were credited on all 10 of the highest-grossing films, 8 of the 12 best-selling games, and 5 of the 15 top-rated TV shows.
VFS alumni also work for the world’s leading studios and creative organizations, including Disney, Sony, Amazon, HBO, Microsoft, Nintendo, and more. Some even start their own business – like BUCK, Unbounce, and Hootsuite!
If you’re looking to learn more about Vancouver Film School, we have a variety of online & in-person sessions to introduce you to our school. Whereas our online Discovery Info Sessions provide a broad overview of our school and the student experience, our online Program Previews dive into the specifics of our award-winning programs. Finally, our in-person Open Houses allow you to tour our film & animation campuses, speak to Admissions Advisors about how to apply, and ultimately see what it’s like to be part of VFS!
Future start dates are available as early as January 3, 2023. Don’t wait to launch your creative career! Visit vfs.edu for more information, to book an in-person tour, and to learn how to apply.