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Vancouver Institute Of Media Arts In British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) was founded in 1995 with Lee Mishkin as its founding program director. It is a private post-secondary school in Vancouver, a community of meeting, trade and settlement in British Columbia, Canada. The institution offers one-year diploma programs for the visual, media and performing arts plus degree pathways with university partners.

The campus on West Broadway in Vancouver was the first campus for VanArts which was moved downtown to 837 Beatty Street in January 1997. Originally offering programs for Classical Animation, then computer animation in 1998, the school expanded to offer Game Art & Design in 2003 and Visual Effects in 2004. After adding the first Digital Photography program in North America in 2006, VanArts felt the need to expand and moved to a new campus at 626 West Pender Street.

The William Davis Centre for Actors Study joined up with VanArts in 2008 and became its Acting department. There was a new departments for Web Development & Interactive Design in 2011 as well as the addition of Broadcasting and Online Media.

Programs Offered At Vancouver Institute Of Media Arts

  • 2D Character Animation
  • 3D Character Animation
  • Acting for Film & Television
  • Broadcasting & Online Media
  • Game Art & Design
  • Professional Photography
  • Visual Effects for Film & Television
  • Web Development & Interactive Design

Location Of VanArts

The campus is located in central downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is directly across the SkyTrain station, parking, and bus stations

Tuition At Vancouver Institute Of Media Arts

Introductory Courses:

1-Year Diploma

$18,500 CAD

2-Year Diploma

$24,500 CAD