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    Vancouver Institute of Media Arts – VanArts

    Vancouver Institute of Media Arts – VanArts


    • Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
    • Top Majors: Art and Design, Film and Television
    • Type: Professional/Trade
    • Degrees Awarded: Other
    • Campus Setting: Urban
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Payment Terms
    • Gender: Coed
    • Country: Canada
    • Delivery: Day
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    VanArts is the place to develop your creativity professionally. By offering small class sizes, world class faculty and departments that routinely collaborate, VanArts is dedicated to your success.

    We keep our classes small and our learning real, challenging students to push the limits of creativity. Many programs operate as a focused working studio in which learning replicates industry experience. Students and instructors become an intimate team of creative minds working side by side in innovative collaborations.

    VanArts considers an active relationship with the industry to be of the utmost importance to the school’s development; maintaining an ongoing dialogue with local studios regarding course content; employing instructors who are currently working in the industry; and introducing outstanding graduates to studios with specific production needs. Many VanArts graduates are now successful, creative professionals with credits on major feature films, directorial positions, and successful freelance careers around the world.

    Some of our one-year programs:

    2D/3D Character Animation – We place your focus on character animation through body mechanics and performance, and give you strong foundation training in modeling, lighting, character building and art direction.         

    Game Art and Design – A hybrid of traditional and digital art, right from foundation to specialization. Here, you get to focus your craft in creating concept art and assets for the film, game and television industries, with an equal emphasis on art development for mobile gaming and 3D console games.         

    Visual Effects for Film & Television – VanArts is a leading destination for training in a rapidly growing work force. We are one of the only schools teaching lighting management tools KATANA and RENDERMAN (softwares respectively developed at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Pixar), in addition to industry standards MAYA, NUKE and HOUDINI.         

    Digital Photography - Designed for you to master the technical, creative and business skills essential to life as a professional photographer. We offer the only intensive one-year program in Vancouver that focuses on business skills in addition to hands-on experience in the field and studio – all taught by successful working photographers.         

    Web Development & Interactive Design – This unique program is a 50/50 split between web design and development – all under the guidance of working professionals in the field. Through hands-on classes based on current and future trends for web development, and other new technologies such as mobile web development, responsive design and more, you will emerge fully equipped with the necessary skills to launch your career as a web developer or designer.