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VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL - [VFS], VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Vancouver, British ColumbiaLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1987Established Year
  1000Enrollment

Vancouver Film School: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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Vancouver Film School, established in 1987, is a global leader in entertainment art education. About 1000 students are enrolled every year and among them, around 47% are international students. This Private entertainment arts school is well known to place its students in the biggest companies of the media industry like Disney, Dream Works, HBO, Google, Netflix, Pixar, EA Sports, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros Pictures.

Vancouver Film School offers 15 programs in the field of acting, animation, screenwriting, film & television production, programming, makeup, sound, digital, game, or VR/ AR design. The courses offered are so well designed that they prepare the students to become entertainment and creative media arts professionals in just one year. The school also runs a four-month Acting Essentials course and a 6-month Digital Character Animation program. Both industry-led theory and hands-on experience to craft a professional-level portfolio are offered at this prime institute. The curriculum of each program offered evolves according to the demand of the industry and the current industry practices.

Ranking

  • Vancouver Film School was ranked #1 among the top 100 international animation schools in 2018 by Animation career review.
  • It has been ranked among the top 15 Global game design schools in 2018 by The Princeton Review.
  • Ranked #1 by Campus ranking for Alumni Network in the past two years and has been ranked #3 in the world for VFX & Animation by the Rookies.
  • Vancouver Film School comes under the name tag of ‘Top Global Film School’ as mentioned by the Variety.

Highlights

TypePrivate
SettingUrban
No. of Campuses8
Official Websitehttps://vfs.edu/#
Official Admissions Emailssteiger@vfs.com
Admissions Helpline+1 604 631 3562
Mode of ProgramFull-time/Part-time
Academic CalendarSemester-Based
Student Population1,200 (approx.)
Tuition Range$10,500 to $53,250

Vancouver Film School Campus and Residence

  • The institute has 8 campuses to offer workshop & production spaces, film sets, theatres, studios, screening rooms, a 280-degree green screen room, motion & performance capture facilities, and access to computer labs with industry.
  • They have award-winning faculty and mentors from top companies and studios.
  • Student services are available to support the students with orientation, housing, health insurance, banking, ESL tutoring, study information, social networking, etc.
  • The institute does not offer residential facilities. It is located in Vancouver, which is one of the best cities in the world. Students can easily find accommodation within the city.

Vancouver Film School Programs

  • Vancouver Film School offers 15 post-secondary programs in all areas of the film & television industry, from the idea stage to post-production.
  • These courses offer industry-standard techniques and applicable skills to start a career in acting, animation, screenwriting, film & television production, programming, makeup, sound, digital, game, or VR/ AR design.
  • They have advanced production programs like 3D Animation & Visual effects, Acting for film & television, Animation concept art, Classical Animation, Digital Design, Film Production, Game Design, Makeup design for film & television, Sound design for visual media, Writing for film & games, etc.
  • Preparatory programs in writing, acting, and visual art & design are also offered to help students gain more experience in creative arts and build their fundamental skills.
  • Short duration courses are available for entry-level jobs like 2D Animation & VFX, Digital Design, and Makeup Design.
  • There are industry programs like makeup masterclass, motion capture, substance designer, videography, and communication design.

Vancouver Film School Admission Process

All international students are expected to be conversant enough in English in order to succeed in any VFS program. They are also required to understand technical terms to be able to participate in presentation and in-depth discussions.

Vancouver Film School also provides conditional admission to international students if they fail to score the minimum required scores of standard English proficiency tests. English as a second language programs are available to help the applicants improve their English before starting a course at VFS. Additionally, those students are required to schedule and paas an approved test no later that one month before their starting date

  • Admission Portal: VFS Online application
  • Admission Fees: CAD 100
  • English language requirement should meet level 1 or level 2, depending upon the course

Supporting Documents:

  • High school transcripts or government-issued birth certificate, showing the candidate is at least 19 years old.
  • Contact details of two references, who can comment on the passion and abilities in the area the candidate is applying.
  • A financial plan to cover tuition and living expenses.
  • Health insurance
  • Study permit for international students.
  • Proof of English language proficiency.
  • A portfolio in the area the candidate is applying.

English Proficiency Requirements

Standard Tests Minimum scores for level 1Minimum scores for level 2
IELTS6.06.5
TOEFL iBT6880
TOEFL PBT520550
PTE52 - 5758 - 64
Duolingo Test95 - 100105 or higher

Vancouver Film School Cost of attendance

The cost of attendance includes various expenses apart from the tuition fee. Some of these expenses are detailed below:

CategoryFees
Tuition$10,500 to $53,250
Monthly Expenses
Food$200-$300
Rent (One Bedroom)$1100-2400
Rent (Two Bedrooms)$1200-2700
Rent (Three Bedrooms)$2100+
Rent (studio lodges)$900-1600
Rent (Shared)$650+
Additional CostsAmount
Local Transport$109
Basic Utilities (Electricity, Laundry, etc.)$200

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The students studying at VFS are offered the following scholarships:

Name of the ScholarshipAward amountEligibility
Frank Palmer Creative Design ScholarshipFull tuition fees, personal mentorship, and additional partial scholarship funding up to CAD 250,000 to the most creative students.Eligible for the most creative students.
Emily Bett Rickards - Acting ScholarshipFull tuition fees scholarship to 2 students and up to CAD 250,000 additional scholarship funding to in-need students.Eligible for students applying for Film & Television and Acting Essential programs.

Vancouver Film School Alumni

  • VFS has been the launchpad for one of the most successful and award-winning Alumni Network for over 30 years in the Film School Industry.
  • Today the alumni of VFS are successful actors, artists, creators, and storytellers in the world of entertainment and media arts.
  • The alumni have worked in the biggest blockbusters, digital products, games, brands, etc and have received Oscars, Emmys, Global Globes, Game awards, and more. More than 5,000 alumni have been nominated and received these awards in the last 10 years.
  • Some of the work of the alumni in 2019 include:
    • 105 alumni worked in the Game of Throne series.
    • Marvel Series: 69 alumni in the Avengers Infinity war, 46 in the Guardian of the Galaxy vol 2, 77 in Black Panther, 40 in Captain Marvel, 71 in Thor, and 39 in Spiderman far from home.
    • 21 alumni in Star Wars.
    • 5 alumni for game, sound, and visual media design of the game 'God of War'.
    • 22 alumni for game designing of Mass Effect.
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Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  68  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  52  |  TOEIC  700

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  68  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  52  |  TOEIC  700

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  68  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  52  |  TOEIC  700

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785

1 YEAR

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  68  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  52  |  TOEIC  700

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  68  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  52  |  TOEIC  700

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  68  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  52  |  TOEIC  700
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Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785

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Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785

12 MONTHS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785
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$ 24,7501st YEAR
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12 MONTHS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785

1 YEAR

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  68  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  52  |  TOEIC  700

1 YEAR

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  68  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  52  |  TOEIC  700

12 MONTHS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  68  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  52  |  TOEIC  700

12 MONTHS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785

12 MONTHS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785

1 YEAR

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  68  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  52  |  TOEIC  700

12 MONTHS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  68  |  IELTS  6  |  PTE  52  |  TOEIC  700

12 MONTHS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785

12 MONTHS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785

12 MONTHS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785
$ 24,7501st YEAR
FEES

12 MONTHS

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  80  |  IELTS  6.5  |  PTE  58  |  TOEIC  785
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Vancouver Film School Overview

Institution TypePrivate
Student Population1000
Application Cost$56
Average Cost of Attendance$24,750 / Year

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL746880 -
IELTS666.5 -
PTE555258 -
TOEIC742.5700785 -

Attendance Cost

$24,750

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$24,750 / Year

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

7/10

10/10academic
7/10infrastructure
4/10placements
10/10faculty
10/10extracurricular
1/10accommodation

Reviews

S
Sherin paul, INDIA Classical animation
Vancouver Film School
Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2014
7
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

BEST ANIMATION SCHOOL

Best in North America at that time. Situated in a city that has a great culture, weather and job opportunities. Had a course that I loved and could not find in any other college. Course was short compared to what other colleges had to offer.


Course Curriculum - 

Very intense 1 Year course with instructors and guest lecturers from the industry. Would have liked to have opportunity to work with a work visa and bus pass discounts. Fees are very high. Too compact to catch up.

10 /10
academic
10 /10
faculty
7 /10
infrastructure
1 /10
accomodation/food
4 /10
placement
10 /10
extracurricular
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198 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 1H2
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