Congratulations to our Graduating Class of Fall 2014! At the Vancouver Playhouse on Sept. 11th, 2014, we celebrated the achievements of graduates in all of our programs. It was our largest grad celebration ever and we are very proud of their accomplishments. Can't wait to see where their careers take them in the future! read more about Graduation Fall 2014
On Wednesday September 10th, VanArts hosted a special Industry Night for our recent grads in 2D/3D Character Animation, Game Art & Design, and Visual Effects. The local industry is booming with studios expanding and seeking many fresh hires, so it was a great opportunity for our new grads and senior students to network and connect with recruiters. read more about VanArts Industry Night
VanArts had a great time participating at SIGGRAPH 2014 in our home city of Vancouver last week! This is the second time the world's largest computer graphics conference has landed in our own backyard, and we were thrilled to participate again. read more about VanArts at SIGGRAPH 2014
VanArts has just recently been active with a myriad of events in Paris, France and London, UK. It was our first time hosting events in Europe and was a great experience to connect with students and educators there for a Free Info Session and two masterclasses. read more about VanArts in Paris and London
VanArts is proud of our international students who travel from far and wide to study with us here in Canada! Check out our new featured video where a few of our graduates from various countries in Europe (specifically Italy, Scotland and Sweden) share with us about their experience at VanArts and working in the animation & visual effects industry.read more about Featured Video: VanArts Grads from Europe
A recent article from the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) features VanArts as a top media arts school, "fueling our creative sector" in Vancouver. read more about BCCIE Features VanArts as Top Media Arts School
VanArts was privileged once again to have its annual visit from Disney Legend Bill Matthews last week. Bill has been visiting VanArts every year since the very early days of the school, to lecture on his career and animation technique and provide wisdom and counsel to our animation students. read more about Bill Matthews' Visit to VanArts
VanArts recently hosted a special info session focusing on the booming Animation and Visual Effects industry in Vancouver, featuring our head faculty and four of our graduates working in the local industry. read more about Info Session for Animation & Visual Effects
Atomic Cartoons in Vancouver has been gearing up on production of new shows, and that means they need animators! Luckily, VanArts has been offering professional training long enough to provide this talent for them. Currently there are close to 30 VanArts grads working at Atomic, many of them collectively from the most recent class that just graduated in March. read more about VanArts Grads Living the Dream at Atomic Cartoons
If you are an international student considering or already coming to VanArts, there is good news!
As of June 1st 2014, changes have been implemented to the International Student Program by Immigration Canada for designated learning institutions. Part of these changes pertain to options for working off campus for students who hold a valid study permit, and VanArts is on this list of institutions (DLI #019331363352).
To read more about these changes and how they may impact you, visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-changes.aspread more about Changes to International Student Program