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Welcome to the exciting world of Animation, Visual Effects, and Video Games.

In this online certificate course, you will learn hands-on, the different art and technical positions in the industry.

You will learn the processes used to create the next generation of blockbuster projects for TV, Movies, and Video Games productions.

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Program Outline

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Term 1

Introduction to
Concept Art

Students will learn how to create Concept Art for use in the Animation, Visual Effects, and Video Game Industries. They will expand their knowledge of various digital drawing and painting software. Students will learn how to effectively transition from traditional drawing methods to finalizing their images with electronic drawing tablets.

Duration 3 months

Term 2

Introduction to
3D Modeling

This course introduces students to various workflow methods for creating computer-generated models. Various aspects and functionality of the high-end 3D modeling software are reviewed. Modeling exercises begin with low polygon objects to create simple environments. Students will model both realistic and cartoony character bodies.

Duration 3 months

Term 3

Introduction to
2D Animation

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of animation. Various aspects and functionality of the 2D software ‘Adobe Animate CC’ are introduced. Proper animation workflows and methods are used to learn the 12 principles of animation. Animation exercises begin with basic movements and evolve into complex actions and acting.

Duration 3 months

Term 3

Introduction to
Video Game Design

Game design principles and foundations will be studied during this term. The history of games will be explored to give a greater understanding of why games developed and evolved. Game player demographics and psychology will be analyzed to reveal who plays and why. The various game genres and platforms are researched and explored.

Duration 3 months

Term 2

Introduction to
Visual Effects

This course introduces students to the fundamentals for creating computer-generated visual effects. Various aspects and functionality of the high-end 3D effects software Houdini, Pyro, and Mantra are reviewed. This results in learning the basics of 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing.  

Duration 3 months

Term 1

Introduction to
3D Animation

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of animation. Various aspects and functionality of the 3D software ‘Autodesk Maya’ are introduced. Proper animation workflows and methods are used to learn the 12 principles of animation. Animation exercises begin with basic movements and evolve into complex actions and acting.

Duration 3 months

Technology Foundations

3D Computer Animation, Visual Effects, and Video Games.
Duration: 9 months

Art Foundations

Concept Art, 3D Modeling, and 2D Animation.
Duration: 9 months

Students must obtain a minimum grade of a B- (73%) to successfully pass this course.
Course codes: CONC-100,  3DMODEL-100,  2DANIM-100, 3DANIM-100, FXTD-100, GAME-100
Vancouver Animation School reserves the right to review and change without notice the curriculum design to meet the industry requirements.

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CAREER FOUNDATIONS

Olá Brazil!

 Vancouver Animation School brings you a new certificate program tailored for Brazilian students


WHO IS OUR

TARGET
STUDENT

  • Aspiring professionals with artistic, creative, and technical abilities who are interested in the digital entertainment industries.

  • Creative individuals who are deeply passionate about Digital Arts, Animation, Visual Effects, and Video Games.

  • Students who are curious about digital arts and technology, in particular for the creation of movies and video games.


WHO SHOULD

ATTEND THIS
PROGRAM

  • Students interested in careers in digital entertainment who like to create, entertain, and have a wild imagination.

    Aspiring digital and technical artists wanting to learn how to convey their thoughts through digital art and computer animation software.


NOT OUR

TARGET
STUDENT

  • Students who are interested in fine arts, abstract, analog education.

  • Creatives who oppose to commercialize their digital products on various platforms, screens, or devices made for entertaining audiences who enjoy watching movies and playing video games.

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ASSIGNMENT

WORKLOAD

  • Weekly assignments comprised of milestones and deadlines

  • Online activities

  • Assignments workload 15 - 20 hours per weeK


ONLINE

LIVE CLASSES

  • Small class sizes

  • One hour live session per week

  • One hour live support class per week, one hour per session

  • Office hours online support


TIMES

SCHEDULES

  • Class times are listed in the application form

  • Morning and evening classes to fit your schedule

  • Flexible times for you to attend your VANAS

Admission Requirements

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Age

Assessment Test

Portfolio

English Proficiency

Currently enrolled in grade 10 - 12, or 16 years of age or older.

Successfully pass general
assessment test that is a part of the application form.

Submit sketches, digital illustrations or animation that you consider to be your best work. 

International students with English as a second language must demonstrate a good oral and written level of English.

Course Duration


HOMEWORK

WEEKLY HOURS

15 - 20

2


NUMBER OF

YEARS

1,485


PROGRAM

HOURS

Software Requirements

Students are responsible for supplying their own Computer Software and Harware. Academic discounts are available to our students.

Maya Animation Software

Adobe Creative Cloud Software

Free for VANAS students

VANAS students save 60%

System Requirements

Windows

Apple

Internet

Webcam & Audio

12 GB RAM (16 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers

Recommended Graphics card:

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB or better.
Monitor with a 1920 X 1080 display.

2 monitors are better.s

Broadband, High-Speed connection
10 Mbps Download (Recommended)
1 Mbps Upload (Recommended)

Students must keep their computer cameras on at all times unless directed otherwise. Students must be on-screen, visible, and present throughout each class. Students who do not or cannot turn their cameras on will be marked absent.

GRAD SPOTLIGHT: Eric Bellefeuille

GRADUATED / 2019
CONCEPT ARTIST 

“Before VANAS I really didn't have any direction. I was drawing everyday but I lacked direction. VANAS gave me the path and it really showed in my work. I was much better after I was done. ”

GRAD SPOTLIGHT: Amrita Saggu

GRADUATED / 2019
DIGITAL MATTE PAINTER

“VANAS was school of choice as it offered me flexibility around work schedule, and most importantly found it was the only place I could specialize in this area within Canada online.  ”

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Career-related courses have an industry focus curriculum and taught by industry teachers who are leaders in their fields.

These courses are intended for students to discover new learning areas by bringing awareness and application simultaneously.

There are no pre-requisites, anyone can attend.

$13,875 USD/year

2-year certificate


Career-related courses have an industry focus curriculum and taught by industry teachers who are leaders in their fields.

These courses are intended for students to discover new learning areas by bringing awareness and application simultaneously.

There are no pre-requisites, anyone can attend.

$4,500 USD/year

2-year certificate

Premium Higher Education with all-inclusive industry values.
VANAS welcomes you, works for you, and cares for you.

With Brazil Scholarship (70% off)*

Without Brazil Scholarship

Start Dates

Fall Term Starts on
Monday, Sep 27th, 2021


Application deadlines: 

Round 1: Jul 1st, 2021

Round 2: Aug 1st, 2021

Round 3: Sep 1st, 2021

You will be taken to a calendar page where you can schedule a time and day at your convenience.

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CAREER FOUNDATIONS

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 Vancouver Animation School brings you a new certificate program tailored for Brazilian students

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When paying with Paypal or a Credit Card a non-refundable convenience fee of 3% of the total amount will apply. You can always pay via direct deposit or wire transfer to the institutional bank account to avoid convenience fees.
Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the Advisory Board and are subject to change without notice. 

Calendar Year

There are 4 intakes per calendar year.
Students are able to start in any of the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Sessions.


Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

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Payment Plans

Fully Canadian Accredited 100% Live Online Certificate Program

Payment Option

A

B

C

Number of Payments

1

2

3

Tuition Due

$4,500

$2,430

$1,740

Tuition Total

$4,500

$4,860

$5,220

Other fees


General Test application fee

FAME Learning Resources

International

$250

$250

Scholarship Eligibility

Be a Citizen of Brazil.

Required proof of citizenship

Take the program online within Brazil

You will need to study from any state in Brazil. No VPNs allowed.

*Restrictions apply. Read scholarship eligibility below.