Vancouver Film School


In March 2008, Vancouver Film School and YouTube joined forces to offer a one-of-a-kind scholarship competition to artists, filmmakers and designers from 19 countries. Aspiring artists were invited to submit videos on the theme "What Matters To You". The YouTube community chooses from the top 10 and the 3 videos with the most votes receive a full-tuition scholarship to the VFS program of their choice.

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Vancouver Film School is Canada's premier entertainment arts school. All of our 13 production-oriented programs at VFS balance theory with hands-on production, providing a complete education in one year or less.


VFS students spend one intense year honing their craft under the guidance of industry veterans as they create the professional-quality reels and portfolios.


VFS student projects win major awards, screen all over the world at festivals, and spread like wildfire on the internet.


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Our Programs

Learn all the tools you'll need to be a 3D artist, as you create a compelling animation, modeling, or visual effects reel. more

Study the entire 2D animation process from concept development to finished product, including the creation of your own traditionally animated short film and a Flash film. more

An advanced six-month production program for experienced 3D and classical animators looking to refine their skills in character animation as they create their own character-based film. more

Acting students prepare for a professional acting career by studying in a studio environment how to perform in front of a camera. more

Experience the business side of the entertainment arts as you produce major projects, develop new ventures, and gain the know-how to bring the next great entertainment properties to market. more

Study all aspects of game design, from visual storytelling to level design to the production process, as you collaborate to create a playable game. more

Develop skills in editing, recording, and mixing to create and design sounds to match images in film, animation, and video games. more

Refine your design work, creating an innovative portfolio while providing your industry clients with the most elegant solutions for their needs. more

Learn directing, producing, cinematography, screenwriting, art direction, and editing, as you collaborate on dramatic and documentary films. more

Learn everything from set etiquette to glamour makeup, out-of-kit effects, and the latest techniques for three-dimensional prosthetic makeup, so you are prepared to be part of any production team. more

Write, workshop, and collaborate on a variety of storytelling forms, including feature and short scripts, episodic TV scripts, and sketch comedy. more

This four-month program prepares you to enter the year-long Acting program. Learn to interpret stories and communicate effectively using both body and voice. more

Combine traditional theories with training in modern visual media like film, animation, and digital technologies. Grow as an artist while preparing for other VFS production programs. more