Start Your Media Arts Career in 12 Months

Learn more about how you can start with VFS below.

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VFS's Immersive, One-Year Diploma Programs

You are creative and passionate about media arts. Now make it a career you will love. In just one intense year, you can get the skills, knowledge, and industry expertise to launch a career.

Accelerated Learning— Fast & Focused

Our intensive curriculum packs three years of training into one year, so you can get working right away.

The industry-focused, fast-paced curriculum at VFS means building a strong foundation in many disciplines. No matter what your ambitions, VFS has a professional-level, proven education for you. 

Choose from one of these 15 programs:

  • 3D Animation & Visual Effects
  • Animation Concept Art
  • Classical Animation
  • Creature Animation
  • Acting Essentials
  • Acting for Film & Television
  • Digital Design
  • Film Production
  • Game Design
  • Makeup Design for Film & Television
  • Programming for Games, Web & Mobile
  • Sound Design for Visual Media
  • Writing for Film, Television & Games
  • Foundation Visual Art & Design
  • VR/AR Design & Development

Production-Based Training – From Every Angle

Learn by doing, in a creation-based environment while being taught by award-winning entertainment and design pros who know what it takes to make it as professionals in the industry.

Located in Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is "Hollywood North" – a mecca for the entertainment arts, from film and television productions to visual effects studios, and game developers to cutting-edge design agencies.

Career Development and Guidance

Our faculty and professional mentors work closely with you throughout your year to help you understand the industry and craft a killer portfolio, résumé, and reel. Wow the studios, open doors, and get your dream job!

Instructors Who Know The Industry

100% of our instructors have substantial industry experience, so you're learning from professionals who have been there and know what it takes to succeed.

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Alumni Success


Andrew Overtoom, VFS Graduate
Animation Director, SpongeBob SquarePants

"The school was great. It really gave me a great foundation. It works."

Bruce Gilbert
Oscar-nominated Producer

"VFS prepares its students to hit the ground running. They are the entertainment industry's future."

Michael Nickiforek, VFS Graduate
Prosthetics Fabricator, Rise of the Planet of the Apes

"I feel absolutely 100% that I would not be where I am in my career without my education at VFS."


  • Toy Story 4
  • Start Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Eternals
  • Dune
  • Venom
  • Free Guy
  • Space Jam


Get the Career of Your Dreams in One Year

If you have any questions or if you're ready to take the first step in your journey at VFS, we'll be happy to help you along the way. Simply fill out the form below and we'll be in touch.

Vancouver Film School
198 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
V6B 1H2

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