Vancouver Film School

Vancouver Film School

Why Vancouver Film School?

VFS offers 13 World-class post-secondary programs spanning every aspect of the entertainment arts. Our unique educational model balances theory and hands-on production so that, after just one year, students are prepared to launch their dream careers. Vancouver is home to booming film, animation, and game industries and VFS Faculty are established, award-winning professionals who work for top studios. Students interact with this professional world during their year and have more doors open to them upon graduation where alumni have been honored at the Oscars and Emmys, have premiered at major international festivals, and work at top companies like Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Blizzard - All as a result of professional-quality projects created at VFS.

EC Quick Facts

Which EC course should I take

  • Intensive Course (30 lessons per week)

IELTS/TOEFL waiver granted for students who complete:

Graduates of the agreed pathway level with EC

Conditional admissions offered for

Certificate, Diploma Programs

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Degrees offered
  • Acting Essentials
  • Foundation Visual Art & Design
  • Sound Design for Visual Media
  • 3D Animation & Visual Effects
  • Acting for Film & Television
  • Classical Animation
  • Animation & Concept Art
  • Digital Design
  • Film Production
  • Game Design
  • Programming for Games Web & Mobile
  • Writing for Film & Television
Annual Tuition
  • Varies depend on programs

Percentage of International Students

45% - 55%


8 Campuses in Vancouver (mostly located in downtown)

Application deadlines

Rolling admission (programs will remain open until they are filled).

Application Information

What do I need to apply?

Application fee:
You must include your CDN$50.00 Application Fee payment with your application. If you do not already have an Advisor, one will be assigned upon application to help you through the rest of the process.
Find out more here.

Please note

VFS's Educational Advantage:

- There’s no such thing as “down time” during a year at VFS. Each term, each week, each day is filled with learning and creating.
- One intensive year at VFS is the equivalent of 3 or 4 year program at another academic institution. It’s also what makes a VFS education perfect for students who don’t want to spend a lot of time in school before starting their careers in the entertainment industry.
- VFS instructors are professionals who bring the real-world experience you rarely find in other academics.
- VFS provides real results, in one year or less, students create a professional-quality film, reel or portfolio that demonstrates their abilities and talent.

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