Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

Area of Study

  • Animation
  • Broadcasting
  • Photography
  • Web Design and new media

VanArts is the place to develop your creativity professionally. By offering small class sizes, world class faculty and departments that routinely collaborate, VanArts is dedicated to your success.

2D/3D Character Animation: We place your focus on character animation through body mechanics and performance, and give you strong foundation training in modeling, lighting, character building and art direction.

Acting for Film & Television:
 A one-year conservatory program designed specifically to both challenge and nurture the aspiring actor. A maximum of 16 students are selected per year to study directly with some of the best professionals in the industry. Learn about the craft and business of acting in the massive film & TV hub of Vancouver.

Broadcasting & Online Media:
 Our school’s broadcasting program is made for media careers of the 21st century. Go on the air in our campus radio station and master your own production of podcasts, video & audio editing, blogging, social media management, writing and storytelling. Learn how to reach your audience and pursue a successful career.

Game Art and Design:
A hybrid of traditional and digital art, right from foundation to specialization. Here, you get to focus your craft in creating concept art and assets for the film, game and television industries, with an equal emphasis on art development for mobile gaming and 3D console games.

Professional Photography:
Designed for you to master the technical, creative and business skills essential to life as a professional photographer. We offer the only intensive one-year program in Vancouver that focuses on business skills in addition to hands-on experience in the field and studio – all taught by successful working photographers.

Visual effects for Fim & Television: 
This program is a leading destination for training in a rapidly growing work force. We are a HOUDINI-Certified school by Side Effects Software, and combining this training with MAYA and NUKE ensures that students are learning the same tools used by local studios.

Web Development & Interactive Design
: This unique program is a 40/40/20 split between web design, development and online business strategy – all under the guidance of working professionals in the field. Through hands-on classes based on current and future trends for web development, you will emerge fully equipped with the necessary skills to launch your career as a web developer, designer or digital marketer.


Program Length

1 year




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