Vancouver Film School (Vancouver, BC) – Magical Animation Training

With a focus on animation and design, Vancouver Film School is situated right where the action is. The city is one of the largest production centers in North America alongside Los Angeles and New York and that makes for a top place to learn your craft.

The school has eight campuses in the downtown area of the city and houses “24-hour computer labs with industry-standard software as well as production spaces, film sets, studios, green screens, and screening theaters.” Its “unique and accelerated learning model” means students can become pros in one year. Classical Animation, 3D Animation and Visual Effects, Animation Concept Art are available, alongside Acting for Film and Television, Film Production, Sound Design for Visual Media, and Make-Up Design for Film and Television.

Scores of alumni have worked on blockbuster films including titles like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wonder Woman, Deadpool, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Dunkirk.

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Capilano University’s School of Motion Picture Arts (North Vancouver, BC) – Extensive Exceptional Training

University of British Columbia’s Department of Theatre and Film (Vancouver, BC) – Esteemed Theory and Criticism Training

Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) – Esteemed Theory and Criticism Training

University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute (Toronto, Ontario) – Esteemed Theory and Criticism Training

Toronto Film School (Toronto, Ontario) – All-Encompassing Production Training

Red Deer College (Red Deer, Alberta) – All-Encompassing Production Training

Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Montréal, Québec) – Magical Animation Training


All illustrations by Faye Rogers. 

This article appears in Moviemaker’s Summer 2019 issue.