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VanArts Institute

Why VanArts Institute?

World-Class Faculty

All of our Department Heads and instructors at VanArts are top industry professionals with decades of experience. They are here because of their passion for teaching and desire to help you become a creative professional they can proudly work alongside. 
Specialized, Adaptable Curriculum 
Compared to the broad, general curriculum offered at many other schools, programs at VanArts are much more focused and specialized. Because of our size and strong industry connections, we can quickly adapt what we teach to ensure your education is based on the skills you need to work in your chosen field. 
Small Class Sizes 
Through a small, focused classroom environment you will receive substantial one-on-one attention from your instructors. You will have your own personal work-station for the year and the close-knit collaboration with your peers and faculty will lead to lifelong friendships and partnerships. 
Vancouver: An industry hub
Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, and is definitely one of the most beautiful. There is no better place to study media arts, as we are a film industry hub and home to hundreds of animation, game and VFX studios and new media companies. 

An International Network
Nearly half of our student body are international students from all over the world, which expands your network in an increasingly global industry. If you wish to continue your studies after graduating from VanArts, degree pathways are available through our university partners in Canada, United States and UK. 

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
  • Acting for Film & Television
  • Broadcasting & Online Media
  • 2D/3D Character Animation
  • Professional Photography
  • Game Art & Design
  • Visual Effects for Film & Television
  • Web Development & Interactive Design
Annual Tuition
  • It varies per program. For more information please click here.

Employment rate of graduates

It varies per program

Percentage of International Students
Approximately 50%


600-570 Dunsmuir St.,
Vancouver BC,
Canada V6B 1Y1

Application Information

Application deadlines

Varies per program

Application Requirements

1. Portfolio (or Audition): Portfolios should consist of 12 examples of your best artwork for your skill level. Click here for specific guidelines for each program.

2. Letter of Intent: A one page personal statement describing your career goals, what sparks your interest for your chosen program of study and why you have chosen VanArts.

3. Resume

4. Proof of age with Photo ID (photocopy of passport or driver's license)

5. Transcripts: VanArts encourages applicants to submit all recent secondary and post-secondary transcripts. High school transcripts are required for candidates under 19 years of age.

6. English Proficiency Requirement

To enroll in our full-time diploma programs, you must be at least 19 years of age OR a high school graduate. Admission into our full-time programs is based upon a comprehensive qualitative review of the submitted application packet.  Your application materials must demonstrate potential for the program of study you are applying for.

Documents required for an international applicant:
  • Portfolio
  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • Proof of Age – photo ID such as passport or driver’s licence
  • Transcripts 
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency – Or acceptance into EC for conditional acceptance
  • VISA once they receive it

What do I need to apply?

Please check the following link