Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

LEARN FROM THE BEST
Founded in 1995, VanArts offers a variety of highly focused one-year diploma programs designed to prepare students for work in specific areas of the media arts:
  • 2D & 3D Character Animation
  • Acting for Film & Television
  • Broadcasting for Radio and TV
  • Digital Photography
  • Game Art & Design
  • Visual Effects for Film & TV
  • Web Development & Design

 

By developing a well-rounded curriculum of visual, media and performing arts, VanArts has created an educational environment that encourages collaboration between its programs of study. VanArts considers an active relationship with the industry to be of the utmost importance to the school’s development, maintaining an ongoing dialogue with local studios regarding course content and employing instructors who are currently working in the industry. Small class sizes also ensure that students receive all the attention they need from some of the most talented instructors in the world.
DEGREE PATHWAYS
VanArts has articulation agreements in place with universities/colleges in Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. These degree pathways allow you to complete your bachelor’s degree in as little as one year after your studies at VanArts. This gives you the advantage of two credentials – a professional diploma and an undergraduate degree. Degrees include:

 

  • Bachelor of Animation
  • Bachelor of Art & Design
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts
  • Bachelor of Creative Technologies
  • Bachelor of Film & Television
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Games Design
  • Bachelor of Photography
  • Bachelor of Science
TOP RANKING WORLDWIDE
Vancouver Institute of Media Arts was ranked #1 in Western Canada and #11 in the world by Animation Career Review for the "Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design." The list was compiled through a mixture of school reviews and a survey of industry professionals from companies such as Pixar and Dreamworks.

VANARTS' ADVANTAGES
  • Top school ranking
  • World-class faculty
  • Small class sizes (24 max)
  • Collaboration between departments
  • Multicultural student body
  • One-year intensive programs
  • Degree pathway options
  • Industry-focused curriculum
  • History of successful graduates
  • Central business district location
  • Campus next to public transportation
LIVING IN VANCOUVER
Vancouver, British Columbia is one of the top “Most Liveable Cities in the World.” It is a prime destination for creative people of all walks of life, being Western Canada’s leading hub for digital media and thriving film, television and gaming industries, earning it the nickname of “Hollywood North.” Our city has been host to the Winter Olympic games, the SIGGRAPH Conference for Computer Graphics, and many other international events for sports, arts and culture. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada, with a temperate rainforest climate, beautiful scenery, excellent transit system and a modern urban landscape.
PROVEN SUCCESS
Graduates from VanArts have made their mark all over the world, working on everything from feature films to countless television series, video games, commercials and short films. The 2013 feature Elysium had a total of 19 of our graduates in its credits for visual effects, and many other grads have worked on features like Life of Pi, Avatar, Wreck-It Ralph and many more. Several companies, such as Digital Domain, Pixar, and Sony Imageworks have set up studios in Vancouver that further acknowledges the demand for fresh talent coming out of our city. Several graduates have also started their own studios and businesses, sustained successful freelance careers, and won international awards for their achievements.

Current Courses

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    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • Diploma
    • 2D Character Animation
    • 1 Year
    • Vancounver, BC
    • Diploma
    • 3D Character Animation
    • 1 Year
    • Vancounver, BC
    • Diploma
    • Acting for Film and Television
    • 1 Year
    • Vancounver, BC
    • Diploma
    • Broadcasting for Radio and Television
    • 1 Year
    • Vancounver, BC
    • Diploma
    • Digital Photography
    • 1 Year
    • Vancounver, BC
    • Diploma
    • Game Art & Design
    • 1 Year
    • Vancounver, BC
    • Diploma
    • Visual Effects for Film and Television
    • 1 Year
    • Vancounver, BC
    • Diploma
    • Web Development & Interactive Design
    • 1 Year
    • Vancounver, BC

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