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Learn 3D Animation and Visual Effects
in collaboration with Vancouver Film School

You will be graduating with

A VFS-certification in 3D Animation and Visual Effects

Access to the VFS and DICE alumni network

A demonstration of your industry-readiness

Industry connections that will help guide your career

A compilation of your work for your demo reel

Specialization

To reflect the nature of the 3D industry, students have the opportunity to focus on all major areas of the 3D production pipeline. The major ones are given below.

3D Animation

Modeling

VFX

Career Paths

To reflect the nature of the 3D industry, students have the opportunity to focus on all major areas of the 3D production pipeline. The major ones are given below.

Art Director

Storyboard Artist

Stop Motion Animator

3D Modeler

Layout Artist

Rigging Artist

VFX Artist

Rendering Artist

Compositing Artist


Semester Breakdown

Semester 01

Learn the basics of a 3D pipeline to gain insight into the different areas of production.

  • Drawing Foundation
  • Film Studies 1
  • Visual Story 1
  • Sound and Music in Films 1
  • Cinematogrphy 1
  • Postproduction 1.2 (Editing Practical)
  • 3D Animation 1
  • Sculpting
  • Production Development and Project Management

Semester 02

Apply your 3D skills to storytelling in pre-visualization class as you further advance your knowledge of the craft.

  • Film Studies 2
  • Visual Story 2
  • Sound and Music in Films 2
  • Color Theroy - Design
  • Life Drawing 1
  • 3D Animation 2
  • Modeling 1
  • Surfacing 1
  • VFX and Compositing 1

Semester 03

Focus on animation, modeling & VFX while you plan your final reel in the pre-production classes.

  • Module 1: Summer Internship
  • 3D Animtion 3
  • Life Drawing 2
  • Film Studies 3
  • Lighitng 1
  • Surfacing 2
  • Rigging
  • Modeling 2
  • VFX and Compositing 2

Semester 04

Enter the studio component of the program and start production on your demo reel.

  • Specialization 1.0 (Modeling)
  • Specialization 1.1 (Animation)
  • Specialization 1.2 (VFX)
  • Specialization 1.3 (Real Time Engine--Unity/Unreal)
  • Production Development and Project Management 2
  • Graduation Project Development 1
  • Sound and Music in Films 1

Semester 05

Engage in the production process as you iterate and refine your shots. One-on-one feedback and regular group reviews make for a true studio experience.

  • Summer Internship
  • Graduation Project Development 2
  • Graduation project: Preproduction
  • Graduation project: Production
  • Gradualtion Project: Post Production
  • Graduation Project Checkpoint 1
  • Graduation Project Checkpoint 2
  • Graduation Project Checkpoint 3

Semester 06

Light, render and composite as you put the final tweaks on your project for industry.

  • Graduation Project Documentation and Presentation
  • Graduation Portfolio/ Showreel
  • Internship (4 months)

Semester Breakdown

Semester 01

Learn the basics of a 3D pipeline to gain insight into the different areas of production.

  • Drawing Foundation
  • Film Studies 1
  • Visual Story 1
  • Sound and Music in Films 1
  • Cinematogrphy 1
  • Postproduction 1.2 (Editing Practical)
  • 3D Animation 1
  • Sculpting
  • Production Development and Project Management

Semester 03

Focus on animation, modeling & VFX while you plan your final reel in the pre-production classes.

  • Module 1: Summer Internship
  • 3D Animtion 3
  • Life Drawing 2
  • Film Studies 3
  • Lighitng 1
  • Surfacing 2
  • Rigging
  • Modeling 2
  • VFX and Compositing 2

Semester 05

Engage in the production process as you iterate and refine your shots. One-on-one feedback and regular group reviews make for a true studio experience.

  • Summer Internship
  • Graduation Project Development 2
  • Graduation project: Preproduction
  • Graduation project: Production
  • Gradualtion Project: Post Production
  • Graduation Project Checkpoint 1
  • Graduation Project Checkpoint 2
  • Graduation Project Checkpoint 3

Semester 02

Apply your 3D skills to storytelling in pre-visualization class as you further advance your knowledge of the craft.

  • Film Studies 2
  • Visual Story 2
  • Sound and Music in Films 2
  • Color Theroy - Design
  • Life Drawing 1
  • 3D Animation 2
  • Modeling 1
  • Surfacing 1
  • VFX and Compositing 1

Semester 04

Enter the studio component of the program and start production on your demo reel.

  • Specialization 1.0 (Modeling)
  • Specialization 1.1 (Animation)
  • Specialization 1.2 (VFX)
  • Specialization 1.3 (Real Time Engine--Unity/Unreal)
  • Production Development and Project Management 2
  • Graduation Project Development 1
  • Sound and Music in Films 1

Semester 06

Light, render and composite as you put the final tweaks on your project for industry.

  • Graduation Project Documentation and Presentation
  • Graduation Portfolio/ Showreel
  • Internship (4 months)

Student Work

While training at VFS, students are immersed in the Animation and Visual Effects industry, and spend a lot of hands-on time creating professional-quality work. And, nothing is a greater testament to the incomparable industry resources and career preparation that define VFS’s education model, than the top quality work our students produce.

Alumni Success

Our grads are some of the most successful and sought-after professionals in the entire Animation and VFX industries. You will find our alumni working all over the globe, pushing boundaries, discovering new frontiers, winning all kinds of awards and honors, and leading today’s creative economy.


Appplication Process and Steps for DICE VFS Challenge

Fill your application along with your SOP

Write a statement of purpose

We want to know:

- What drives and motivates you every morning?

- How do you wish to create for the future?

You can talk about:

- Your background

- Your achievements

- Transformational occurances

- Things you are passionate about

Write SOP along with Application Form

- Word count - 150 words

online aptitude test (40 Marks, 80 Mins)

This multiple choice examination evaluates your aptitude

general
awareness

1

logical
reasoning

2

analytical
thinking

3

storytelling

4

portfolio upload (15 marks)

Let us get to know you better!

Upload 8 - 10 pieces of your best works.

Your uploads could be drawings, paintings; photographs of your sculptures; videos of any performances; graphic design work, animation work, photographs, films or sketch book pages

Upload your work in the form of either a PDF file, JPEG/JPG or a consolidated zip file, not exceeding 500 mb.

You will be scored out of 30 marks.

Complete the film project (15 marks)

Make a film

Use your mobile phone camera to click 10 pictures depicting the theme given to you.

You can use actors, action figures, or any other objects or props to feature in these photos.

The pictures can be 10 different scenarios or just one scenario explained in a series of 10 connected pictures.

Add a note explaining your idea behind the 10 pictures. Not more than 100 words.

Personal Interview (30 marks)

You will be evaluated on the below points

Empathy
awareness
perception
articulation
technical skills
observation skills

Industry Leaders

Great leaders teach on a range of topics, but their best lessons—so relevant and useful that direct reports are often still applying and sharing them years later, with Great leaders often creating great teaching moments outside the college environment.


Industry Collaboration

Faculty Mentors

Great leaders teach on a range of topics, but their best lessons—so relevant and useful that direct reports are often still applying and sharing them years later, with Great leaders often creating great teaching moments outside the college environment.