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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

Conditional admissions offered for
  • 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 Information

Application deadlines

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

Application Requirements

All you need to do to apply is:
• Complete the Online Application form, including a short questionnaire detailing your interests, goals, and experiences regarding your chosen discipline.
• Provide proof that you are at least 19 years of age or have graduated from high school.
• Two recommendation letters or names and contact details of references, preferably from someone who can knowledgeably comment on your passion and abilities in the area for which you are applying. Please note family members are not eligible as references.
• Transcripts from any secondary or post-secondary institutions attended in the last 5 years.
• A detailed financial plan to cover your tuition and living expenses while enrolled in your program.

Specific requirements can be found here.



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.

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.