Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

Vancouver , Canada
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VanArts was founded in 1995 with Academy-Award winning animator/director Lee Mishkin as its founding program director. Recognizing the industry’s need for a skilled and specialized workforce, for over 20 years VanArts has offered a variety of highly focused diploma programs designed to prepare students for work in specific areas of the media arts including Visual Effects Production, Game Art & Design, Character Animation, Professional Photography, Acting for Film & Television, Web Development and Broadcasting.

Entry requirements

To enroll in full-time diploma programs, you must be at least 19 years of age OR a high school graduate. Admission is based upon a comprehensive review of your completed application.

For students who have not completed their education in English these are the options available for you to demonstrate English language proficiency. 

Portfolio (or Audition) Portfolios should consist of 12 examples of your best artwork, from whatever skill level you are at.

Scholarship & funding

The VanArts offers financial aid opportunities. For more information


Student life

VanArts students from Brazil