A recent survey of the "Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design" by Animation Career Review ranked VanArts as #1 in Western Canada and #11 worldwide.
Awesome assignments, inspiring instructors and the opportunity to produce really cool films, knowing it’s your skill that makes the action come alive; that’s what awaits you at VanArts.
Everyone knows Vancouver is an incubator for animation talents. You’ll be in the heart of animation country. 2D and 3D animators at VanArts animation school learn their craft while developing meaningful industry relationships. You’ll focus exclusively on the skills you need to break into the animation sector you desire, either 2D or 3D. Either way, character animation is paramount in your studies and you will graduate as a specialist in character animation. Students choose VanArts because, in their own words, the animation school just feels right. Small classes, personalized attention and cross collaboration on special projects – VanArts animation school positions you for immediate success.
You’ll be mentored by animators who’ve worked with top studios like Disney, Industrial Light & Magic and Dreamworks. You’ll live and breathe industry concepts like animated character performance, story and visual language, with a working knowledge of Maya in the 3D stream. And your animation school diploma is backed by your professional demo reel and portfolio, so you’re ready to get the job you want.
"VanArts was a great experience for me. I learned more there in one year than in four years in University. VanArts pushed me and expected me to do the best I possibly could. Not only did I learn how to prepare myself for a studio environment by learning the animation principles, but the school also taught me to work hard and smart."
-Rory Neil, Flash Animator @ Toonzone Studios
Check out Episode 25 of Inside VanArts, where our students in 2D/3D Character Animation work hard, have fun, hang out and tell us how they came to arrive to VanArts.
Check out more stories and videos on the Character Animation Blog