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Vancouver Film School - VFS
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Vancouver Film School - VFS
Vancouver Film School - VFS
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Language of studies English
Education type: co-educational school
from $CAD 6720.00 / 16 weeks
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from 6 720 $CAD / 16 weeks


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Canada's largest school of professional excellence and spectacular arts - Vancouver Film School - VFS - was founded in 1987. Today students from more than 50 countries of the world study here: theoretical and practical studying is harmoniously combined in any of the educational courses, which helps graduates to quickly and successfully find a job.

Teaching staff deserves attention - these are the practices with a great work experience, true professionals who know the trends of modern art and at the same time the history of profile specialties, offering students the most relevant, useful and practical knowledge. Among them there are winners of the most prestigious world awards: Oscar and Emmy, Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards, they work in the most famous companies of the planet:

Among the latest works are "Smallville", "Over the Hedge," Star Trek: Enterprise, Spiderman 2.

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from 10 750 $CAD / 16 weeks

Intensive one-year theses

A year's diploma / certificate course is very intensive: in just 6-12 months, students have time to get both theoretical and practical knowledge for a successful career or career advancement. Thanks to qualified practical teachers and a wide network of partner institutions, graduates do not have problems with internship and subsequent employment.

The following variants and subjects of the course are offered:

  • Acting skills, film and television actors

Professional acting education, ability to work in front of the camera, mastering the script, owning voice and body, modeling your own body language.

  • Visual art and design
  • Film production.

Studying all the main aspects, methods of production of gaming, short films and video:

  • Cinema
  • Directing
  • Video editing
  • Artistic management
  • History of cinema
  • Production.


  • Make up and make-up for film and television
  • Sound Design and Visual Arts
  • Scenario for cinema and TV
  • 3D animation and visual arts, effects.

Students study all sorts of aspects and sections of 3D animation:

  • Lighting and directing
  • Motion
  • Storyboard
  • Drawing
  • Character development
  • Composition
  • Sculpture
  • 3D objects modeling.


  • Animation and concept art
  • Classical animation

Full cycle of manufacturing of the animation product, including phonogram, detailed development of characters and all basic animation techniques.

  • Digital Design

Mostly this is the animation of the characters (the course is more designed for experienced students, who have a strong portfolio). Combination of classic cartoon techniques and the latest computer technologies and techniques, scenario and cinematographic skills, flash-animation, TV advertising and even print advertising, brand promotion, websites and music video is provided.

  • Game design
  • Programming for games (Web & Mobile)

The dates of the beginning of courses depend on the chosen program - for convenience all courses are divided into blocks:

  • Block A (3D animation and visual effects, acting skills, actors for film and television, film production, visual art and design, sound design): January 2, February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 22
  • Block B (classical animation, digital design, game design, make-up and make-up for film and television, screenwriting for film and television): January 2, April 30, August 27
  • Block C (animation and concept art, programming and the game industry (Web & Mobile): February 26, June 25, October 22.
from 30 750 $CAD / year

Acting essentials

  • Age of participants: from 16 years
  • Duration: 4 months (2 semesters)
  • Start of classes: January-February, April, June, August, October
  • Level of English: IELTS 6.0 (with indicators not lower than 5.5) / TOEFL iBT 68 / TOEFL PBT 520 / PTE - 52-57 / TOEIC - 700 / B2 First (formerly Cambridge English: First (FCE)) - Grade C / LPI - Level 4 / Duolingo - score of 50 - 60.
  • Level of education: diploma
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Degree on completion: Certificate (Certificate in Acting Essentials).

Vancouver Film School - VFS provides everyone with the opportunity to complete a preparatory program in the field of acting (Acting Essentials). To enter the program it is not necessary to have an extensive acting experience and a creative portfolio - it is enough to be interested in the development of acting and art, a strong desire to express oneself and tell stories through performances. Acting Essentials is ideal for those who feel the need to expand their activities as an actor, for those who do not have a portfolio sufficient to directly enter the one-year course of VFS Acting for Film Television.

Studying lasts 4 months (2 semesters): classes begin several times a year, which allows applicants from different countries to enroll in the course at a convenient time. The program consists of a complex of disciplines and subjects, giving a large amount of knowledge and developing a variety of skills. Curriculum disciplines (modules) include:

  • Actor play
  • Vote
  • Text analysis (film, television and theater script)
  • Motion
  • Improvisation
  • Camera
  • Listening
  • "Voice experience"
  • "Motion Experience"
  • Professional laboratory.

All classes are conducted by highly qualified teachers, professionals in their field. Primary attention is paid to practice: students speak to each other and the public a lot, learn to properly use speech, behave naturally on stage and under the camera lens, quickly delve into the script and understand their tasks. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate (Certificate in Acting Essentials) and can continue their education by enrolling in the VFS Acting for Film Television degree program.

Foundation Visual Art & Design

  • Age of participants: from 16 years
  • Duration: 12 months (6 semesters)
  • Beginning of studies: January, April, June, August, October
  • Level of English: IELTS 6.0 (with indicators not lower than 5.5) / TOEFL iBT 68 / TOEFL PBT 520 / PTE - 52-57 / TOEIC - 700 / B2 First (formerly Cambridge English: First (FCE)) - Grade C / LPI - Level 4 / Duolingo - score of 50 - 60.
  •  Level of education: diploma
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Degree at the end of education: Diploma (Diploma in Foundation Visual Art + Design).

Vancouver Film School - VFS offers everyone the opportunity to complete an extensive preparatory program in visual art and design (Foundation Visual Art & Design), which leads to a diploma (Diploma in Foundation Visual Art + Design). The program is designed for anyone who wants to develop in these areas and build a successful and interesting career. Education lasts 12 months and is divided into 6 semesters: the start of studies is possible several times a year, which is very convenient for applicants from different countries. Participants choose one of the available specializations:

  • Animation
  • Movie
  • Digital design.

The program includes a large number of disciplines: the first four semesters are attended by general modules, and starting from the fifth semester, subjects are studied by specialization. Students receive extensive knowledge and skills in the sciences studied, in the process of using the best and most modern equipment. Following the results of studying, special projects and works are carried out, which demonstrate the level of acquired skills and show what progress the student has made. In addition, Vancouver Film School gives its students an excellent opportunity to express themselves and show their talents as a potential employer - industry experts regularly attend school, classes and watch / listen to final projects.

from 6 720 $CAD / 16 weeks
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