Character Animation

VanArts renews EQA and places #6 in Top 100 Schools

Apr 22, 2014

VanArts is proud to have renewed our Education Quality Assurance (EQA) standing with the province of British Columbia. Held since our official designation in 2010, this standing continues to offer our students a solid indication of the quality of both our institution and training offerings. read more about VanArts renews EQA and places #6 in Top 100 Schools

From Ottawa to Vancouver: An Animator's Journey

Apr 16, 2014

VanArts Character Animation graduate Kyle Pritchard has just recently been hired as a Harmony animator at Atomic Cartoons here in Vancouver. Kyle first heard of VanArts at an Info Session we held during the Ottawa Animation Festival in 2006, which inspired him to move to Vancouver with a new goal to work in the industry. His story is a great example of how passion and persistence can help you reach your dream career. read more about From Ottawa to Vancouver: An Animator's Journey

VanArts Ranks #6 in World's Top 100 Animation Schools

Mar 31, 2014

VanArts has been ranked at #6 of the world's Top 100 International Animation Schools by Animation Career Review! This extensive list was compiled based on overall quality of programs and student reels, geographic advantages, reputation within the industry, tuition and overall cost of attendance. 

Previously in 2012, Animation Career Review had ranked us at #11 for Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design. In both cases, the strength of VanArts' one-year diploma programs has been highly regarded alongside prestigious universities and 4-year degree programs. 

For more on our animation program, check out this video by our Department Head Wayne Gilbert: 

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VanArts Adds a Whole New Floor on Campus

Mar 27, 2014

Just in time for our new Spring intake of students, VanArts is proud to announce that we have taken over another full floor in our building! The 5th floor of 570 Dunsmuir, previously holding only a couple of rooms for our Broadcasting studio, is now completely ours, with brand new computer labs for Web Development, Game Art & Design and Visual Effects, plus a student lounge and larger room for Life Drawing! read more about VanArts Adds a Whole New Floor on Campus

VanArts Visits India

Mar 14, 2014

VanArts has just completed an exciting week of presentations in India. Our regional admissions advisor Gautam Modkar gave two free Information Sessions in Mumbai and Bangalore and was present with a booth at FICCI Frames, a three-day global convention for the entertainment industry at Mumbai's Renaissance Powai. VanArts President Alan Phillips was also present at these events, and got to meet with several past graduates from our school who have launched successful arts careers. read more about VanArts Visits India

Interview with Animation Graduate

Jan 17, 2014

VanArts Animation Graduate Nicole Standard has been featured in an interview for the "Your Cavern" blog, which profiles artists and trends in animation, illustration and digital art. Since graduating from VanArts, Nicole has had a diverse career working for local animation studios and running her own freelance business for illustration and graphic design. In this interview, she explains more about her background and how she approaches her work. read more about Interview with Animation Graduate

Christmas Food Drive Morning Show 2013

Dec 20, 2013

With the cooperation of our Broadcasting and Student Services Departments, VanArts hosted its 2nd annual Christmas Food Drive Morning Show!  Students and staff gathered together for photo opps, food & coffee, and mingling before the Winter Break, and also brought in donations for our local Food Bank. 

Check out our Photo Booth on Facebook! >>

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Animator Nik Ranieri visits VanArts

Dec 10, 2013

VanArts' Animation Department was very excited to welcome master animator Nik Ranieri to our campus to speak for our students. For nearly 25 years, Nik was a supervising character animator on countless feature films at Walt Disney Animation Studios, including 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit', 'The Little Mermaid', 'Beauty & the Beast', 'Pocahontas', 'The Emperor's New Groove', 'Chicken Little', 'Meet the Robinsons', 'The Princess and the Frog', 'Tangled' and many more. read more about Animator Nik Ranieri visits VanArts