Vancouver Institute Of Media Arts [VanArts]

Key majors offered
2d And 3d Character Animation
Game Art And Design
Visual Effects For Film And Television
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Urban No 250 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Student Body Student Population
Diploma Private Co-educational 130 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa ELS
Diploma 108
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


For over 20 years, VanArts mission has been to contribute to the development of the individual students artistic and career potential. We do this by bringing together world class instructors to teach, inspire, motivate, and support the development of our students talents and realization of their dreams in the visual, media, and performing arts. All of the Department Heads and instructors at VanArts are top industry professionals with decades of experience. They are here because of their passion for teaching and desire to help you become a creative professional they can proudly work alongside. VanArts offers 1-year intensive programs in Acting, Animation, Broadcasting, Game Art & Design, Professional Photography, Visual Effects, and Web Development & Interactive Design. We consistently rank within the top 10 media arts schools worldwide because of our focused and specialized curriculum. With strong industry connections, we can quickly adapt what we teach to ensure your education is based on the skills you’ll need to succeed in your chosen field. VanArts campus is at the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada – the worlds largest hub for animation and visual effects studios. It also has one of the globes largest concentrations of gaming studios, a rapidly growing startup and tech industry, and is the third-largest region for movie and television production in North America, with over 80 movies and TV shows being filmed in Vancouver each year. Networking opportunities happen throughout each school year, with industry recruiters and professionals being invited exclusive VanArts events


While VanArts does not provide housing for students, there are a wealth of locations in the Vancouver area for students to find housing, shared accommodations, or short term residences.

Student life

VanArts students study in many different disciplines, but they share a great sense of community and collaboration between departments. They enjoy movie nights, industry events and other extracurricular activities around Vancouver throughout the year. Visit for more details.