Vancouver Film School

198 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Private University | Established 1987

About us

Of all the film schools in all the world, why did Shanghai – one of the most powerful cities on earth – pick Vancouver Film School to help rebuild their entertainment industry? If you look at the speed and efficiency of our education model, if you look at the pervasive impact Vancouver Film School graduates have had across numerous industry sectors and our international alumni network, Shanghai’s choice makes perfect sense. No other school or university is structured to build an industry the way Vancouver Film School can.

To comprehend Vancouver Film School, you might think of any major entertainment conglomerate that creates content across a range of industries. Vancouver Film School functions like a major studio, with multiple production facilities that are essential for creating content for film, TV, games, animation, design, digital applications, and more. Content creation is our core learning tool. We place our education in outstanding facilities with master instructors and mentors, and we regularly update and realign curriculum to be in lockstep with the most current industry standards. This is all to help students originate, produce, and exhibit their best possible creative and technical work. 

From an education perspective, we are unassailable. Our one-year programs go deep and are immersive, efficient, and transformational. This is no accident. We have an inspired education department – expert at curriculum design and preparing industry specialists to be effective instructors. In this, we stand alone. 

When we say “results matter,” we are not only referring to what you accomplish at Vancouver Film School but what you will accomplish in your career. These are the results that truly matter. Taken as a whole, our alumni have achieved the highest levels of success on the highest grossing content across the entertainment and design sectors. No school or institution can come close to competing with the sheer magnitude of achievements by our alumni. 

The Government of Shanghai sees a great future for the creative industries in China and around the world. They selected Vancouver Film School to help build such a future. But what you will be most interested in is a great future for yourself. In that, you and Vancouver Film School will be a perfect match. 

Why Vancouver Film School 

  • Vancouver Film School programs are designed to balance industry-led theory and hands-on production within a maximum of one year of concentrated work 
  • Each program is developed and taught by award-winning industry professionals
  • Graduates of Vancouver Film School have gone on to gain employment in internationally recognized projects such as Moana, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Logan, Doctor Strange, and Suicide Squad, among many other productions, as well as networks including Disney, HBO, and Cartoon Network
  • Frequent industry-leading guest speakers help students gain a more in-depth understanding of the industry
  • Vancouver Film School is spread out in six buildings within 15 minutes of each other in the heart of Downtown Vancouver
  • Additional workshops are available to students to gain more knowledge and experience in their desired field

Courses

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Fees

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
College Diploma - 3D Animation and Visual Effects 2 Year CAD 53,250
College Diploma - Acting for Film and Television 2 Year CAD 30,500
College Diploma - Classical Animation 2 Year CAD 30,500
College Diploma - Digital Design 1 Year CAD 42,250
College Diploma - Film Production 2 Year CAD 53,250
College Diploma - Foundation Visual Art and Design 1 Year CAD 30,500
College Diploma - Game Design 2 Year CAD 49,250
College Diploma - Makeup Design for Film and Television 2 Year CAD 46,750
College Diploma - Programming for Games, Web and Mobile 2 Year CAD 49,250
College Diploma - Sound Design for Visual Media 2 Year CAD 43,250
College Diploma - Writing for Film, Television and Games 2 Year CAD 28,250
College Diploma - Animation Concept Art 2 Year CAD 33,500
College Diploma - VR/AR Design and Development 0.8 Year CAD 33,000
Dual Diploma & Degree - Advanced College Diploma - Film Production Transfer to Bachelor of Arts - Professional Communication (BAPC) at Royal Roads University 4 Year CAD 53,500
Dual Diploma & Degree - Advanced College Diploma - Digital Design Transfer to Bachelor of Arts - Professional Communication (BAPC) at Royal Roads University 4 Year CAD 42,500
Dual Diploma & Degree - Advanced College Diploma - Acting for Film and Television Transfer to Bachelor of Arts - Professional Communication (BAPC) at Royal Roads University 4 Year CAD 30,500
Dual Diploma & Degree - Advanced College Diploma - Writing for Film, Television & Games Transfer to Bachelors of Arts - Professional Communications (BAPC) at Royal Roads University 4 Year CAD 28,500
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Admission Requirements

Courses Exams
Diploma Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5

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