LAUNCH YOUR DREAM CAREER IN ONE YEAR

The First Step 
Towards Your Dream Job:

Our programs transform hungry creative minds into the best in the industry

Our 12-month programs make you job ready. Learn the necessary skills employers seek and follow your creative ambitions.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM VANARTS

World-Class Faculty

All of our Department Heads and instructors at VanArts are top industry professionals with decades of experience. They are here because of their passion for teaching and desire to help you become a creative professional they can proudly work alongside.

Compared to the broad general curriculum offered at many other schools, programs at VanArts are much more focused and specialized. Because of our size and strong industry connections, we can quickly adapt what we teach to ensure your education is based on the skills you need to work in your chosen field.

Specialized, Adaptable Curriculum

Through a small, focused classroom environment you will receive substantial one-on-one attention from your instructors. You will have your own personal workstation for the year and the close-knit collaboration with your peers and faculty will lead to lifelong friendships and partnerships.

Small Class Sizes

More than half of our student body are from all over the world, which expands your network in an increasingly global industry. If you wish to continue your studies after graduating from VanArts, degree pathways are available through our university partners in Canada, United States, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

An International Network

"VanArts is the best decision I ever made. It’s intense, I had so many sleepless nights during the course, I went crazy at times but in the end it’s totally worth it.! I will choose VanArts over and over again. The Teachers were really helpful and supportive."

 - Pavithra K.

★★★★★

FROM STUDENT TO PRO

"VanArts is an amazing school and taught so much more than I thought there was to acting. The acting teachers here taught me how to really bring these characters to life and even helped me discover things about myself in my own personal life."

 - Darien B.

★★★★★

"the staff is extremely helpful and kind. They are also a few of the best in their respective industry. The environment is very friendly and calming too. I for one have learnt a lot in one year that another student would take years to learn."

 - Mathews G.

★★★★★

In Just One Year You Could Have Your Dream Job

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

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Vancouver: An Industry Hub

Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, and is definitely one of the most beautiful. There is no better place to study media arts, as we are a film industry hub and home to hundreds of animation, game and VFX studios and new media companies.

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The hit animated TV series Rick and Morty is produced in Vancouver at Bardel Entertainment. Many VanArts animation grads have been a part of it, including Nathan Litz, who won this year’s Emmy for his direction on the show.

Other animated shows that VanArts graduates have worked on include: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Hilda, The Dragon Prince, Teen Titans Go, Mega Man, 101 Dalmatian Street, The Lego Batman Movie, Transformers: Rescue Bots, and many, many more…

2D Character Animation

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PROGRAMS

OUR PROGRAMS

3D Character Animation

Acting for Film & Television

Broadcasting Online & Media

Professional Photography

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PROGRAMS

Game Art & Design

Visual Effects For Film & Television

Web Development & Interactive Design

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25 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

VanArts was founded in 1995 with Lee Mishkin as its founding program director. Lee animated and directed an Academy Award-winning short film, and was the sole animator behind the legendary opening credits to the live-action Batman TV series of the 1960s.

Just like Lee, VanArts instructors are all highly trained in their industries to prepare students to become the next generation of media arts experts.

CREATIVE CAREERS ARE 
BRIGHT

Jobs in creative careers pay fair wages. Some have additional perks such as the ability to work from home, flexible hours and multiple career paths.

(Below: all average wages for each industry in Canadian dollars)

  • ANIMATION: $59,128 ($30.28/hour)
  • GAME ARTIST: $54,573 ($27.99/hour)
  • VISUAL EFFECTS: $76,925 ($39.45/hour)
  • WEB DEVELOPER: $64,993 ($33.33/hour)
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: $39,000 ($20.00/hour)
  • BROADCASTER $98,475 ($50.50/hour)
  • ACTOR $41,438 ($21.25/hour)

Sources: Neuvoo (December 2020)

CREATIVE CAREERS ARE BRIGHT

VanArts Animation grad Meg Leader holds her team's Emmy for working on Netflix's The Last Kids on Earth.