VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL – [VFS], VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Vancouver Film School Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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Vancouver Film School is a private university that specializes in entertainment arts. It was founded in 1987. Offering degrees in sound design, makeup design, acting, animation, scriptwriting, VR/AR design development, game design, etc. the school promises excellent campus facilities and a professional approach to learning.

Vancouver Film School was ranked as the #1 Global Animation School by The Animation Career Review.

The Hollywood Reporter has placed VFS in the list of top VFX schools in the world.

Over 5000+ alumni have been honored recipients of various nominations and awards like the Oscars, Emmys, etc.

Why choose this institute?

  • The University has a dedicated professional aim to help aspiring students with global competencies that include skills that are demanded by the industry and in-depth knowledge of the same.
  • The school has a great global reputation with about 47% of its student population being international students. The institute offers on-campus industry workshops, production spaces, film sets, studios, screening rooms, etc to boost students’ practical skills.

Highlights

TypePrivate
SettingUrban
No. of Campuses8
Official Websitehttps://vfs.edu/#
Official Admissions Emailssteiger@vfs.com
Admissions Helpline+1 604 631 3562
Mode of ProgramFull-time/Part-time
Academic CalendarSemester-Based
Student Population1,200 (approx.)
Tuition Range$10,500 to $53,250

VFS Campus, Programs, and Residence

  • The institute has 8 campuses in Vancouver, each of them, having their own specialities. The campus boasts facilities like workshops, production spaces, film sets, studios, screening rooms, green rooms, theatres, computer labs, etc.
  • The institute offers a wide range of programs like 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Classical Animation, Animation & Concepts Art, Acting, Digital Design, Film Production, Foundation Visual Art & Design, Game Design, Makeup Design, Programming for Games, Sound Design for Visual Media, Script Writing, etc.
  • The university does not have any on-campus accommodation. However, the school has housing coordinators that help international students in finding accommodation. Students may choose to live in shared flats, lodgings/home-stays or student hostels around the campus.

VFS Application Process

  • Application: International applicants can apply online through VFS online application portal.
  • Application Deadlines: Rolling Admissions
  • Pre-requisites:
    • Application Fee: CAD 75
    • High-school certificates/transcripts
    • Place of residence verification
    • Passport
    • Student Visa
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Recent passport photograph
    • Valid proof of health insurance cover
    • Proof of funding (frozen account, a formal declaration of obligation, proof of scholarship)
    • Resume
    • A statement of purpose/Essay
  • English language proficiency test scores: The minimum test scores required are:
    • IELTS: 6.5
    • TOEFL: Score of 80 internet-based (iBT)
    • PTE: Score of 58 – 64

VFS Cost of attendance

The cost of attendance includes various expenses apart from the tuition fee. Some of these expenses are detailed below:

CategoryFees
Tuition$10,500 to $53,250
Monthly Expenses
Food$200-$300
Rent (One Bedroom)$1100-2400
Rent (Two Bedrooms)$1200-2700
Rent (Three Bedrooms)$2100+
Rent (studio lodges)$900-1600
Rent (Shared)$650+
Additional CostsAmount
Local Transport$109
Basic Utilities (Electricity, Laundry, etc.)$200

Scholarships

The students studying at VFS are offered the following scholarships:

  • The Maria Kennedy Memorial Scholarship– This scholarship is worth $5000 and is awarded annually to a fresher student of the Digital Design course based on his/her academic/co-curricular credibility.
  • Kevin Smith -Film Production Scholarships- These may go up to $1 million and are awarded to exceptionally creative students willing to VFS.
  • Victor Lucas -Game Design & Programming Scholarships– These include two full-tuition scholarships and up to $250,000 in additional funding to help students willing to enroll in the game design or programming course and in need of financial aid.
  • Emily Bett Rickards -Acting Scholarships- These include two full-tuition scholarships and up to $250,000 in additional funding to help students willing to enroll in the film and television acting course and in need of financial aid.

Programs

COURSE NAMEDURATIONEXAM ACCEPTEDEXAM ACCEPTEDSTATUS
Diploma Acting for Film and Television12 MONTHSTOEFL 8oIELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Diploma Foundation Visual Art and Design1 YEARSTOEFL 68IELTS 6VIEW DETAILS
Diploma Film Production12 MONTHSTOEFL 8oIELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Diploma Makeup Design for Film and Television1 YEARTOEFL 68IELTS 6VIEW DETAILS
Diploma Sound Design for Visual Media12 MONTHSTOEFL 68IELTS 6VIEW DETAILS
Diploma Writing for Film, Television and Games12 MONTHSTOEFL 8oIELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Diploma 3D Animation and Visual Effects12 MONTHSTOEFL 8oIELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Diploma Animation Concept Art12 MONTHSTOEFL 8oIELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Diploma Classical Animation12 MONTHSTOEFL 8oIELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Diploma Digital Design12 MONTHSTOEFL 8oIELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Diploma Game Design12 MONTHSTOEFL 8oIELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Diploma Programming for Games, Web and Mobile12 MONTHSTOEFL 8oIELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS
Diploma VR/AR Design and Development12 MONTHSTOEFL 8oIELTS 6.5VIEW DETAILS

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