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Duration

1 year

Tuition

$36,950

  Vancouver

Jan 4-Dec 17

Plus 5 other start dates

Mar 1 - Feb 25 2022

May 3 - Apr 29 2022

Jun 28 - May 27 2022

Aug 30 - Jul 29 2022

Oct 25 - Sep 30 2022

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Diploma

Year Founded

1987

Scholarships

no

Students explore the five key disciplines of filmmaking during their year VFS. As the year progresses, students choose to specialize in two of the following disciplines, giving their portfolio the kind of focus necessary to launch a career as a professional filmmaker.

  • Directing
  • Cinematography
  • Producing
  • Production Design
  • Post-Production

What You’ll Learn

  • Explore the possibilities of storytelling, giving you both the narrative craft and visual techniques necessary to bring a story to life on the screen.
  • Expand your range of filmmaking techniques while you learn to work on larger sets and co-create with outside writers.
  • Combine cutting edge techniques, like visual effects, with the ingenuity to solve production challenges.
  • Specialize in two of five key creative streams to build yourself into a multitalented professional.
  • Dedicate your time and energy to final projects, high-quality short films that will form the basis of your professional reel.
  • Complete the filming of all final projects, and focus on employment preparation and advanced electives.

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Student Reviews (6)

Vancouver Film School

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

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.