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Duration

12 months

Tuition

$25,950

  Vancouver

Jan 4-Jan 4

Plus 2 other start dates

May 2 - May 2 2023

Aug 29 - Aug 29 2022

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1987

Scholarships

no

Create an attention-grabbing reel of animated work that showcases your classical animation techniques, storytelling skills, and grasp of modern digital tools.

What You’ll Learn

  • Delve into the fundamentals of drawing, animation, and basic art direction.
  • Enhance your drawing skills with storyboard and background design exercises.
  • Explore more complex animation concepts like animating a character’s thoughts and emotions through acting principles.
  • Create storyboards for an animated film, character model sheets, layouts, and final artwork for rendering.
  • Progress to the art direction, digital ink and paint phase of production on your final project.
  • Assemble a traditional animation portfolio in preparation for graduation.

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Student Reviews (6)

Vancouver Film School (VFS)

Absolutely worth it.

Paul D.

Vancouver • November 4, 2020

Graduated From

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

4 stars

Curriculum:

4 stars

Job Assistance:

na

A recent graduate of the Writing for Film and TV program, I was working in the oil industry prior and have three kids, so it wasn't exactly a piece of cake to just drop everything and follow a dream. I talked to the head of the department several times be...

A recent graduate of the Writing for Film and TV program, I was working in the oil industry prior and have three kids, so it wasn't exactly a piece of cake to just drop everything and follow a dream. I talked to the head of the department several times before coming (Michael Baser - very helpful and eminently personable), asking hard questions and realizing this would ultimately be a leap of faith. I don't regret it for a second. My experience was that the teachers cared deeply about us, the quality of our writing, and our ultimate success as professionals. I've been writing for years, but I still learned a TON at VFS - not only how to write, but how to effectively network within the industry and, most importantly, how to discipline my writing habits and structure myself for the actual business of writing. And I walked out with a wicked writing portfolio, with samples across multiple media formats from film to TV to advertising and beyond. But keep in mind, this isn't the typical post-secondary education-by-spoon-feed; it's real-world and intensely practical. You only get out if you put in. I can't speak for all departments, but the Writing dept runs a fantastic ship!
Vancouver Film School (VFS)

Teachers are super knowledgable

Valeria S.

Vancouver • November 4, 2020

Graduated From

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

na

I started the Writing for Film Program in January and I can honestly say that VFS is a fantastic school. Teachers are super knowledgable and really care about your education. You definitely get the feeling that you're being prepared to work and thrive in ...

I started the Writing for Film Program in January and I can honestly say that VFS is a fantastic school. Teachers are super knowledgable and really care about your education. You definitely get the feeling that you're being prepared to work and thrive in the film industry. VFS is the place to be if you're looking for a comprehensive education that constantly encourages your own creativity.

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