Experience Living In Vancouver, Canada


Culture. Creativity. Connections. Vancouver is a beautiful place that cultivates talent, friendships, and relationships within the entertainment arts industry. The ideal location to take the next step in your design career.

Find Your Dream Job

Vancouver Film School alumni are leading the creative economy, bringing some of the most compelling and entertaining stories to life. Carve your own path, whether it’s working independently on projects you create or as part of a studio experience. The choice is yours. You’re in good company.

Alumni Success Stories

Vancouver Film School alumni are some of the most successful professionals in the design industry. Here is a sample of their achievements.

Your Career In Just One Year


VFS doesn’t just teach you about the industry, it IS the industry. With faculty, advisory board, and mentors recruited straight from the top professional studios, we constantly update our curriculum to keep up with an ever-evolving creative economy. Through workshops, training presentations, and industry social events, our students gain valuable industry experience and connections even before their first day on the job.

Make Great Connections For Your Future


At VFS, you get more than an education in digital design, you also get to be part of the VFS alumni family. You will learn from and network with VFS graduates working in the industry, and make connections that will open your career path. The digital design program will set you up for success.

Understand fundamental design approaches, identify target audiences, and leverage your knowledge of current tools to tell simple, powerful stories.

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Manage more complex technical projects and develop strategies that focus on humanizing information, 3D graphics, typography, and cross-platform media.

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Gain experience with an industry client (a non-profit organization based in Vancouver). Create ideas that engage a target audience, communicating information design across portable and cloud-based media devices.

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Specialize in Interactive Design (including UX Design) or Motion Design. Create more sophisticated work for your portfolio with help from faculty. Pitch your big idea for your graduate project to industry mentors.

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Execute a comprehensive design brief, manage the intricacies of studio-scale production, and work with your mentor to build and refine your graduate project.

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Work with design experts and focus on portfolio development, employment strategy, and the business, law, and ethics of design to develop your own professional identity.

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Google

Peter Jin Hong – UX Lead for Social Impact,

Giant Ant

JR Canest (Jorge Canedo Estrada) – Art Director
Shawn Hight – Motion Designer

Nicholas Ferreira – Motion Designer



Habanero

Bradley Smith – Senior Interaction Designer

Zak Woytowich – Interaction Designer

Tribal DDB

Antonio Alarcon Roman – Interactive Designer
Gabriel Santiago – Interactive Designer



Microsoft

Daniel Daigle – UX Designer
Victor Tran – UX Designer

Buck

Ryan Honey – Creative Director

Sequence

Eric Wada – Motion Designer


343 Industries

Chris Abbas – Design & Direction


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The Path To Your Career
Begins Now

Become a Digital Designer

VFS can get you started in your career as a successful interactive or motion designer. Fill out this form and we will answer all your questions.

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Digital Design.
Become an Interactive, Motion or Graphic Designer in 1 year

A VFS Digital Design Education


  • A diploma in Digital Design

  • A portfolio showcasing your work

  • Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board

  • Industry connections that will help guide your career 

  • A lifetime network
In 12 months, you will graduate with:
  • A diploma in Digital Design

  • A portfolio showcasing your work

  • Accelerated 3-year diploma and bachelor's degree pathway options with Capilano University or University of the Fraser Valley

  • Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board

  • Industry connections that will help guide your career 

  • A lifetime network

A VFS Digital Design Education


Specializations and Careers

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Interactive Design

Interactive Design Interactive designers focus on optimizing the look, feel, and responsiveness of web and mobile applications. They use design thinking, interaction design, IoT (Internet of Things), user research, and other UX and UI techniques to solve problems.

  • UX Designer / UI Designer 
  • Interactive Designer
  • Mobile and Web Designer
  • Front-End Engineer

Careers:

  • Product  Designer
  • Design Director
  • UX Architect

Six Terms. One Goal: Master Digital Design 

"VFS helps you be a professional and not only a hobbyist. VFS helped me be more confident with myself. It helped me realize dreams can come true." 

-Cesar Montero Orozco, Dreamworks Animation
Digital Design Graduate







"There is motion, print, web... and the possibilities are endless. The teaching staff is excellent - they are always around and extend all sorts of support. The curriculum is always evolving, which helps us stay updated with industry standards. VFS is a terrific place to start or develop a career."

-Deepak Nailwal, National Geographic
Digital Design Graduate

IQmetrix

Cherie Korol – Information Architect 


  • Motion Graphic Artist 
  • 3D Artist
  • 2D Animator
  • UI Interface Designer
  • Videographer
  • VR/AR Animator
  • CompositoR
  • Multimedia Producer

Motion Design

Motion designers use principles of animation and graphic design to tell stories. They usea variety of design, visual effects, and cinematic techniques to create short stories, commercials, music videos, game trailers, and title sequences.

Careers:

Unbounce

Alejandra Porta — Interactive Designer
Carter Gilchrist — Director of Product & User Experience
Cecilia Martinez — Interactive Designer
Cole Derochie — Product Designer

Motion Design

Motion designers use principles of animation and graphic design to tell stories. They usea variety of design, visual effects, and cinematic techniques to create short stories, commercials, music videos, game trailers, and title sequences.

  • Motion Graphic Artist
  • 3D Artist
  • 2D Animator
  • UI Interface Designer

Careers:

  • Videographer
  • VR/AR Animator
  • Compositor
  • Multimedia Producer

Graphic Design

Graphic designers focus on creating a visual identity of brands, products, and companies. They use elements of design, typography, and communication methodologies to inspire, inform and captivate consumers through both physical and digital art forms.

  • Graphic Designer
  • Brand Designer
  • Art Director
  • Visual Designer

Careers:

  • Web Designer
  • Marketing and Communication Associate
  • Digital Artist