Digital Visual Effects Diploma

Digital Visual Effects Diploma

24 months
Application deadlines: May 7
Application fee: CA$135
Intakes: Fall
International tuition: CA$33,476
Domestic tuition: CA$19,864

Program overview

Students instructors will be pros from high-end film, broadcast and software companies who are passionate about passing on their craft to the next generation of filmmakers. Students will collaborate with each other in film, documentary, animation, costuming and cinematography programs for an even richer experience. Students will take on a second-year practicum at a local studio where they’ll be mentored by a professional, learn on-the-job skills and expand their network.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus


BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status. Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course. Interview, and portfolio and/or demo reel of relevant work. Please visit for portfolio requirements and submission advice. Applicants will be expected to provide the following: A letter of intent indicating their interest in the visual effects field and any previous related experience (if applicable).

Career opportunities

The Capilano University provides its students with jop opportunities. Most of the vacancies contain of clerical or administrative positions. Capilano gives first consideration to internal candidates, defined as staff covered under the MoveUP collective agreement, with the appropriate seniority as per Article 25.07(b). If there are no qualified internal candidates, CapU then considers qualified external candidates. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Campus location

North Vancouver , Canada

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