VanArts Offers 8 One-Year Media Arts Diploma Programs in the World's Biggest Hub for Animation & TV/Movie Visual Effects

With world-class faculties and a campus in the middle of Vancouver’s bustling digital media industry, VanArts students have found work for over 20 years in Acting, 2D & 3D Animation, Broadcasting, Game Art, Photography, VFX & Web Design

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In one year you could have your dream job

Expect to learn at VanArts. Our programs transform hungry creative minds into the best in the industry. Gain the critical knowledge and internal confidence to take your career ambitions and rocket them into orbit. We'll help you go further and faster than you thought possible. 

Consistently ranked in TOP 10 worldwide of all animation schools 

Learn from industry professionals with experience at Disney, ILM, DreamWorks, Electronic Arts & more 

Use the latest software to hone your craft, including Maya, Harmony, Houdini, Katana, Renderman, Adobe CC & much more 

Many students are offered jobs before graduation thanks to our strong industry connections and networking opportunities 

See what our students have to say

"Everyone here at VanArts loves what they do and that makes all the difference. This inevitably creates an amazing atmosphere to learn and grow. Thanks to my wonderful instructors, their support and guidance inspired me to become a better artist, and my fellow classmates from all over the globe gave me an unparalleled cultural and professional exposure. VanArts comes with my whole-hearted recommendation for anyone who aspires to be an artist." 

Suresh Padmaraj, Animator

Credits on Godzilla, Maleficent, Charming, Once Upon a Time, Arrow, The Flash & many more. 

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+1 604-682-ARTS (2787) ext. 1

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Agata Matuszak (Animation)

Senior Animator, WETA Digital - The Jungle Book, The BFG 

Eva Day (Acting) 

Actor - Arrow (CW), Bates Motel (A&E) 

Genseki Tanaka (Game Art) 

Art Director, Ubisoft - Far Cry 4, Far Cry 3 

Rohit Nayak (Visual Effects) 

3D Matte Artist, Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver - Force Awakens, Jurassic World 

Martina + Reem (Photography) 

Award-Winning Fashion Photographers 

Charles Mathieu-Sequin (Web Design) 

Full Stack Developer, Playster 


Learn in Vancouver - the world's #1 hub for media arts

Framed by mountains and beaches, Vancouver’s beauty, multiculturalism, and mild climate consistently earn the metropolis a top spot on the most liveable cities in the world rankings. With nearly half of our student body coming from outside of Canada, our international students come to VanArts knowing that they will receive both world-class training and the opportunity to make global connections with like-minded professionals.

Vancouver has both the world’s largest VFX and animation hub and one of the fastest growing tech industries in Canada

Hometown of Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen, Neill Blomkamp (director of "District 9"); of tech companies Slack, Hootsuite & DWave; and headquarters of Sony Imageworks ("Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse").

Extensive public transportation, a flourishing arts scene, and world renowned outdoor activities keep students busy outside of the classroom.

It's a 5-minute walk to the waterfront from your classroom, and a 15-minute walk to the beach. Public transit is a half-block from our school and numerous cafes, shops and attractions surround our school in downtown Vancouver.

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Need help with your visa/study permit? 

VanArts offers a tuition credit up to $400 when you employ a Regulated Immigration Consultant to assist you with your visa/study application. To learn more contact us.