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Vancouver Film School

canada flagWest Hastings Street (Vancouver), British Columbia, Canada

University Overview

In 1987, VFS revolutionized entertainment arts education with the introduction of the world’s first one-year intensive film production diploma program. Today, VFS is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, offering acclaimed and award-winning one-year diploma programs in 3D animation, film, TV, programming, video game, motion and interactive design. For the past 30 years, VFS has been devoted to delivering the highest quality education, and developing the next generation of leaders in the entertainment and creative media industries.

CAD 12000

Living Cost

CAD 29000-54000


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University Facts

Established in 1987

Programmes 14 Available

Total Students 1200+

Total Int. Students 0+

Admission Requirement

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to Vancouver Film School

  • International students are considered on a case-by-case basis. There can be some additional requirements, depending on the program you are applying to.
  • Students are required to submit their original transcripts from their last attended academic institutions. If they are not in English, then submit the translated copies of the same along with the originals.
  • Should provide the certificate issued by the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) that compares educational credentials from other countries to educational standards in Canada.
  • Applicants must be 18 years old at the time of the beginning of the course.
  • You need to submit your English language proficiency test scores if you are coming from a non-English speaking country.

Please note: If you are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you must obtain a valid study permit before you come to Canada.

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All Programs(14)

Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Approximate Tuition Fee Per Year

29000 - 54000 Per year


CAD40267Tuition Fee

CAD12000Living Cost

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  • Health Insurance
  • Internet Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Orientation for new students
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Volunteer & Community Outreach Programme


Student Services is here to support you from the time you arrive, right through to graduation. We understand the challenges of moving to a new city or country. We are committed to your success! We provide guidance on everything from orientation, health insurance, housing, banking, ESL tutoring, study information, social networking opportunities and more.

  • VFS Housing Service
  • Health and Dental Insurance Services
  • English Language Proficiency Program
  • Mental Health and Counseling Services
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Emergency Helpline for Students
  • Open Houses and Campus Tours
  • Cultural and Social Events
  • Up to Date Equipment and Machinery
  • Financial Assistance
  • 24/7 Computer Labs with Industry- Standard Software


VFS offers its students a number of scholarships, awards and bursaries that not only help ease out the financial burden of a student but also encourage him to do better in future. A few of these accolades available for the students are:

  • Emily Bett Rickards Acting Scholarship
  • The Michal Makarewics 3D Animation Scholarship
  • Victor Lucas Game Design & Programming Scholarship
  • The Kevin Smith Scholarship

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