Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, British Columbia


Vancouver Film School is a recognized world leader in entertainment arts education, offering 13 full-time programs to over 1000 students across eight campuses. The keys to the VFS educational model are structured intensity and immersion in the industry. Vancouver Film School was founded on the philosophy that one year of concentrated work, that balances industry-led theory and hands-on production, gives students the necessary skills to craft a professional-level portfolio or reel.

VFS offers 13 world-class, post-secondary programs—spanning every aspect of the entertainment arts—that are developed and taught by award-winning industry professionals. So that each program’s intensive curriculum evolves along with demands of the industry, and the best, current industry practices.

Students’ experiences emulate the professional industry world. Students are physically and mentally immersed in Vancouver’s film, animation, game, and design industries that surround our campuses, and benefit from career guidance and expertise from industry mentors, instructors, and guest speakers.

To succeed in any VFS program, you'll need to understand technical terms and be able to participate in presentations and in-depth discussions in English. Depending upon your program, you must meet either the Level 1 or Level 2 English language requirements as outlined below.

Programs with level 1 language requirements (IELTS 6)

  • Acting essentials
  • Foundation visual art + design
  • Makeup design for film + television
  • Sound design for visual media

Programs with level 2 language requirements (IELTS 6.5)

  • 3d animation + visual effects
  • Acting for film + television
  • Animation + concept art
  • Classical animation
  • digital design
  • Film production
  • Game design
  • Programming for games, web + mobile
  • Writing for film and television

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Film School 2020-21 prices


These preparatory programs are designed for students to gain more experience in the creative arts. Each program has been developed to broaden your experiences and build your fundamental skills. The majority of students who complete one of these programs, go on to further their skills in VFS's advanced programs.

  • Acting essentials, 16 weeks CAN$ 10,750
  • Foundation visual art + design, 48 weeks CAN$ 30,750
  • English for Creative Arts, 16 weeks CAN$ 6,720

Advanced programs

Film + Television: Our programs encompass all areas of the film and television world, from the idea stage to post-production. In your chosen program, you'll be supported by industry-pros as you gain hands-on experience. You'll create a portfolio or demo reel that showcases your capabilities to employers in Vancouver, and globally.

  • Acting for film + television, 48 weeks CAN$ 30,500
  • Film production, 48 weeks CAN$ 53,750
  • Makeup design for film + television, 48 weeks CAN$ 46,750
  • Sound design for visual media, 48 weeks CAN$ 43,750
  • Writing for film and television, 48 weeks CAN$ 28,750

Animation + Visual Effects: In any of these three programs, you'll immerse yourself in one year of intense study, in a space that mimics a real-world animation studio. Supported by industry professionals, you will create a quality portfolio to showcase your skills, tell your own story, and prepare you for a career in animation or visual effects.

  • 3d animation + visual effects, 48 weeks CAN$ 53,750
  • Animation + concept art, 48 weeks CAN$ 33,750
  • Classical animation, 48 weeks CAN$ 30,750

Games, Design + Technology: In your chosen program, you’ll be supported by industry instructors and mentors to solve problems—simulated or for real clients—and create games, applications, or user experiences that will delight audiences. You'll showcase your ideas and working products to employers in your own professional-quality portfolio.

  • digital design, 48 weeks CAN$ 42,750
  • Game design, 48 weeks CAN$ 49,750
  • Programming for games, web + mobile, 48 weeks CAN$ 49,250