Course - Foundation Visual Art & Design

Vancouver Film School - VFS

Program Description

Course - Foundation Visual Art & Design

Vancouver Film School - VFS

Build a foundation in traditional art techniques combined with training in modern visual media in this rigorous and exploratory one-year program. Foundation Visual Art & Design is ideal preparation to flourish in VFS's other acclaimed programs.

What you will learn in the multidisciplinary Foundation program covers a wide range of skills and experiences, from Drawing, Photography, Cinematography, and Animation to Storyboarding, Sound Design, Writing, and Acting, to name a few. You'll use vital tools like Flash, After Effects, and Maya, enabling you to further explore your craft.

In the final months of the program, Foundation students choose from three specializations - Animation, Digital Design, and Film - and are mentored by our faculty of industry professionals as they develop their final projects. Along with the work they've done throughout their year, these projects form the basis of a professional-quality and wide-ranging portfolio.

Start Dates:

  • January 5, 2015
  • March 2, 2015
  • May 4, 2015
  • June 29, 2015
  • August 31, 2015
  • October 26, 2015

Program Requirements

No program-specific entrance requirements. Designed for novice art, design, and media enthusiasts who are passionate about working hard to cultivate creative excellence. The Foundation program is ideal for those needing to develop a portfolio required to enter one of VFS' professional programs or for those that enjoy more than one entertainment arts discipline and are unsure of what they wish to pursue as a career.

You Graduate With:

  • A Diploma in Foundation Visual Art & Design
  • A portfolio showcasing your work.
  • Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and job board.
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
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