VanArts is pleased to announce our new program for Web Development & Interactive Design!
Formerly taught at the Institute of Advanced Media (IAM Training), their program is now being offered as part of our roster of one-year diploma programs at VanArts. We have just welcomed today a number of students who are still continuing their studies after the official closing of the IAM school, now moving forward in their new home at VanArts.
The Web Development & Interactive Design Diploma Program at Vanarts is all about integration, and a focus on project management, client relationships, team development and skills specialization. Regular interaction with web clients and industry partners allows us to keep our finger on the pulse of current trends, new technologies and unique approaches to online business. An important aspect of training at VanArts is the curricular integration of these industry representatives.
Applications are now being accepted for our next start dates in the new Web Development Diploma Program.
For a closer look at the curriculum for this program, click HERE.
For more information, please contact our Admissions Department at email@example.com or (604) 682-2787 x104 (toll free 1-800-396-2787 x104)
In this week's episode of 'Inside VanArts' (Episode 13), we check out the dancing showcase put on by our full-time Acting students, instructed by local dance instructor Jenny Duffy. The students spent 6 weeks on movement and dance routines to help create body awareness and broaden their skills.
This week at VanArts, we are hosting our annual Media Arts and Acting Boot Camps for BC high school students. We currently have 30 students, primarily in grades 12, 11, and 10, from high schools all over the Vancouver mainland (and Vancouver Island) who are here for 4 full days of training, exercises and activities that give them a good taste of many of the career areas we train for.
Students in our Media Arts Boot Camp are gaining experience in 2D Animation (Monday), 3D Animation (Tuesday), Game Art & Design (Wednesday), and Visual Effects (Thursday). Through gaining hands-on experience in these areas, these students will get to understand the similarities and differences in these various aspects of production for the film, TV and video game industries, all taught by our own industry professional staff.
Students in our Acting Boot Camp are exploring the various facets of our Acting Program first hand, including improv, movement, voice and all of the skills that need to be focused on for a professional acting career. Of course they are also benefitting from the massive industry experience brought to them by our instructors.
This program has long served as a great introduction to VanArts for past students who enjoyed the experience enough to return for our full-time programs after graduating high school. Welcome to everyone, enjoy the week and we hope to have you back again soon!
(photos by Reem Abdel-Jabbar & Jeff Bell)
It's a busy time as always in the world of Digital Photography at VanArts! This week we are running our 1-week intensive verison of Digital Photography 101 with instructor Adam Blasberg. The course is a vibrant mix of part-time students with other students who are starting our full-time diploma program next Monday. A great big welcome to everyone!
Other courses are coming up very soon, and we would love for you to join us for these! (Click on the name of any course for more information and online registration)
EXHIBITION & CRITIQUE - Starts Tuesday, March 22nd
This course will help you develop new concepts and self-assigned photo projects to keep you inspired and creating new work. Ongoing group critiques will help you refine your vision and execution to support your creative potential. This 12-week course will culminate in a group show where your work will be proudly displayed in a gallery for your friends, family and fellow photography-lovers to enjoy. The opening night artists' reception is a fun event and a wonderful way to celebrate your creative achievements!
VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR DSLR PHOTOGRAPHERS - Starts Saturday, April 2nd
The world of digital photography is evolving rapidly and the most exciting development is the rise of HD video recording in DSLR cameras. This workshop will teach you video capture techniques, the conventions of cinematography and basic non-linear editing. You will create a short video over the course of this weekend workshop and leave feeling more confident and inspired to create video projects of your own.
Guy Gowan's Process Workflow and Creative Re-touching Workshops - March 14th & 15th
Acclaimed Photoshop master and teacher Guy Gowan is touring North America to teach his unique digital workflow and retouching techniques. These full-day workshops are being held at Studio 304 (1067 Granville St, Vancouver). Learn more at www.guygowan.com
...and finally, here are a few helpful resources and links that have come our way this week.
APhotoEditor reminds us in a recent post that part of being successful is having a belief in yourself and the process.
Last but not least, a post from our very own photojournalism and lighting instructor Christopher Morris who is in cahoots with Vancouver Photo Workshops planning a very exciting location lighting workshop trip to Las Vegas! Read about it HERE!
In this episode of 'Inside VanArts' we take a look at the short film project which is part of our Acting for Film & TV Diploma Program, as a collaborative effort with film students at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. Our students were teamed up with professional Director of Photography Austin Balfour (IMDB) and went through a very intensive 3-day film shoot as a major highlight of the program.
(Photos in this video courtesy of VanArts Digital Photography student Gordon Neilson)
On March 15th, 2011, students from all programs at VanArts gathered in our studio for a casual mixer to welcome our new batch of students for the Spring session of full-time programs, as well as our new students in Web Development & Interactive Design. For many of them, this is their first time in Vancouver, having traveled from far and wide to begin their studies this week.
Want to join these students in 6 months? Limited seats are still available for the September 2011 start date. Contact us today to get started.
In the final few days of classes, Inside VanArts takes a peek into the labs where our recent Spring 2011 graduates were rendering the final frames and finishing touches to their demo reel projects, in our programs for Visual Effects, 3D Character Animation, and Game Art & Design.
Be sure to check out the previous episodes which showed earlier stages of some of these projects, in our Visual Effects Film Shoot , Game Art & Design Projects and Collaboration between Actors & Animators.
More New Graduate Work coming soon!
On Thursday, March 17th, VanArts held its Spring 2011 Graduation Ceremony for students in our Character Animation, Game Art & Design, Visual Effects and Digital Photography programs. Following the ceremony in Simon Fraser University's Fletcher Challenge Theatre, we held a reception in our top-floor studio for the graduates, their friends and families.
Check out more photos (by VanArts student Gordon Neilson) on Facebook
Congratulations to everyone and we look forward to watching your careers unfold!
Sundy Nagai graduated from our Digital Photography program in 2010, and has since sent us an update on her career path.
Sundy has returned to an orphanage in Kenya where she volunteered prior to her studies, and has now created a website for them, complete with her own photography work. Their goal is to help at least 20 children enroll into school, and so far they have received enough donations to enroll the 6 oldest. Donations made through the website will go directly to the director of the orphanage.