Learn the in-demand skills to become an interactive user experience or motion design industry professional. Learn how to apply your artistic vision to the widest spectrum of digital experience for web, mobile, and tablet platforms, from gaming to broadcast mediums. Your focus is on creating big ideas, executing successful projects that consider current trends, technology, and consumer mindshare. You’ll collaborate with thought leaders, work directly with clients, and partner with industry mentors to envision new design directions, emulating a digital agency experience.
What You’ll Learn
Understand fundamental design approaches for both UX/UI and motion design, target audiences, and current tools to tell simple, powerful stories, and create solutions that work.
Take your tools skills to the next level by creating projects that focus on humanizing information, 3D graphics, typography, branding, and motion broadcast design.
Gain experience working with and presenting to a real client, learn more about the industry you’re joining, and harness your design skills to create pieces the world will see.
Jump into your chosen specialization of motion graphic design or interactive design, research your idea and concept for your graduate project, and pitch it to industry mentors.
Execute your idea and concept, managing the intricacies of studio-scale production, and work with your mentor to build and refine your graduate project.
Work with experts in portfolio development, employment strategy, and the business, law, and ethics of design to finalize your personal brand and position as a designer in your chosen field.
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
Vancouver •November 4, 2020
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.