Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts)

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Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts)

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  • Updated On: Jan 27,2023 10:58 AM IST

University Overview

VanArts was founded in 1995 with Academy-Award winning animator/director Lee Mishkin as its founding program director. Recognizing the industry’s need for a skilled and specialized workforce, for 25 years VanArts has offered a variety of highly focused diploma programs designed to prepare students for work in specific areas of the media arts including Visual Effects Production, Game Art & Design, Character Animation, Professional Photography, Acting for Film & Television, Web Development and Broadcasting.

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. With a faculty and advisory board that draws directly from the relevant industries, VanArts provides its students with the foundation and mentorship necessary to launch a career. Many VanArts graduates are now successful, creative professionals with credits on major feature films, directorial positions, and successful freelance careers around the world.

CAD 12000

Living Cost

CAD 27500-39000


University Facts

Established in 1995

Programmes 6 Available

Admission Requirement

The following requirements must be fulfilled to get admitted to the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts)

  • 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(6)

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

27500 - 39000 Per year


CAD34416Tuition Fee

CAD12000Living Cost

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  • International Student Life Centre


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570 Dunsmuir St #600, Vancouver, BC V6B 1Y1, Canada

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