The New Year brings new faces to VanArts! We are pleased to put the spotlight on a few awesome folks who have recently joined our faculty in Character Animation, Web Development and Visual Effects. read more about VanArts Welcomes New Faculty Members
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Bill Matthews Reference Library, a donated collection of over 700 books by our good friend and founding advisor from Walt Disney Animation Studios. read more about Bill Matthews Reference Library Opens for Students
It's never too early to start planning for summer!
VanArts is excited to announce our line-up of ONE-WEEK SUMMER INTENSIVES in July 2016. read more about Summer Intensives Open for Registration
Students and Staff got into the Christmas Holiday Spirit this week before the break, hanging out for food, fun and fellowship in our top floor studio and campus radio station. read more about Merry Christmas from VanArts!
On December 4th, VanArts celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a special gala evening reuniting over 200 alumni from all of our programs, complete with a red carpet to welcome them back to our campus in style! read more about VanArts Celebrates 20 Years with Alumni
Chris Woods is one of our noted alumni who started at VanArts in its very early days, and has since enjoyed a long successful career in the animation industry. Most recently this year, Chris has celebrated 5 years at Bardel Entertainment, where he now serves as a Director for the Nickelodeon's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' series. Read all about his career here! read more about Animation Grad Celebrates 5 Years at Bardel
VanArts was thrilled to welcome animator Mark Oftedal to VanArts for a workshop and Q&A with our students. Mark has worked with Pixar, Sony, Warner Brothers and many other studios, including his own company Digital Fish Inc. read more about Animator Mark Oftedal visits VanArts
VanArts is proud to announce a local degree pathway with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, allowing animation grads the chance to transfer into their Bachelor of Media Arts (BMA) Animation Major degree program. read more about VanArts Forms Degree Pathway with Emily Carr
For Throwback-Thursday, our continuing story of 20 years of VanArts History looks back at the early days of Beatty Street, as our Animation Program expands into new realms of Game Art & Design and Visual Effects. read more about The VanArts Story - Episode 3
2D animation students Beatriz Martin and Kayla Ziegler created a series of coloring sheets for kids to get creative with at Maplewood Farm's 40th Anniversary party. It was an inspiring event for all who joined in! read more about Animation Students Coloring the Community