VanArts is pleased to share a career update from one of our animation graduates, Samuel Rico, who has established himself as an Animation Director at Imagination Films in Mexico City. read more about Animation Graduate Directing in Mexico City
Congratulations to our Spring 2012 class of graduates from our full-time programs in Visual Effects, Game Art & Design, Digital Photography and Character Animation Their official ceremony was held at Simon Fraser University's Goldcorps Centre for the Arts on Thursday, March 15th. read more about Graduation Spring 2012
During a recent building demolition at Granville and Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, a fascinating piece of film history saw the light of day for the first time in 90 years. A "ghost sign" (common term for a sign that represents a dead business) pointing to the now-gone Capitol Theatre, where the silent comedy Grandma's Boy starring screen legend Harold Llloyd was scheduled to begin playing on October 2, 1922. This sign was covered up shortly afterwards by another building, hidden from sight until just a few days ago. read more about 1920's Harold Lloyd Film Poster found in Vancouver
VanArts is looking forward to Canada's largest Comic Convention FAN EXPO (based from Toronto) coming for the first time to Vancouver on April 21-22, where we will be on the floor as exhibitors, at BOOTH #426!
Even more exciting is watching the guest list grow and witness the various connections the event has to VanArts. read more about VanArts Representing at Fan Expo Vancouver
Josh Awesome is one of our celebrated graduates with a long history of attending VanArts and working his way through to a successful industry career. When he was still in high school, Josh took our part-time courses in 2D Animation & Basic Drawing, and was also accepted into our Media Arts Boot Camp program for high school students. read more about Animation/VFX Graduate enjoys Career at Electronic Arts
On Wednesday, January 25th, VanArts was excited to welcome Recruiter Maggie Lee and Recruiting Supervisor Joe Caggiano from Rhythm & Hues Studios to give a presentation to our students & staff. The award-winning studio from Los Angeles has opened a branch in Vancouver and is busy gearing up for full production. Maggie and Joe showed us production reels from their feature films, talked about how to apply to their studio, and took many great questions from our students in read more about Rhythm & Hues presents to VanArts Students
Check out our first episode of Inside VanArts for 2012, where our students in 2D/3D Character Animation work hard, have fun, hang out and tell us how they came to arrive to VanArts.
Want to jump on board? Limited seats going fast for March 2012 start date! read more about Inside VanArts: Animation Students
Disney's animated classic Beauty and the Beast is now back in theaters in 3D, and playing before it is a brand new short film, Tangled Ever After. VanArts is proud to say that our own animation graduate Rahul Dabholkar contributed to the new short as a Senior Character Animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios. He also contributed there to the recent Prep & Landing Christmas specials. read more about VanArts Graduate works at Walt Disney Animation Studios
VanArts was pleased to receive another visit today from Anne Denman, Director of Human Resources & Recruitment for DHX Media Formerly known as Studio B Productions, the DHX studio in Vancouver is one of the top animation studios in town, where several of our past graduates have been lucky to find employment. Anne spoke to our students today and answered questions about how to network and apply for jobs in the industry. read more about DHX Media Presents to Animation Students
VanArts is proud to share our most recent survey of graduate and placement statistics, with very promising results for our grads finding work relevant to their field of study. Surveys were conducted six months after our last two graduating classes, and the average job placement rate was 88%!
According to school president Alan Phillips, "This high placement data speaks volumes about what a great job VanArts is doing at offering first class, industry-relevant education." read more about Grad Survey shows High Placement Rate