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Frequently Asked Questions

DICE VFS is located at ISDI Tower, One Indiabulls Centre, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013.
VFS currently has its presence only in Mumbai through its collaboration with DICE.
DICE has an academic collaboration with Vancouver Film School, Canada. Students benefit from the time tested and well-structured curriculum of VFS.
DICE VFS offers its students a triple qualification.
  • 1. Globally Recognized Certificate by Vancouver Film School, Canada.
  • 2. UGC Recognized Degree (BA- English from Indira Gandhi National Open University)
  • 3. Industry Recognized UG Diploma from DICE VFS.
DICE VFS was launched in the year 2019. The first batch commenced from July 2019 with a cohort size of 20. The second batch commenced from July 2020 with a cohort size of 50.
Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 3 PM. The class timings may be extended on requirement basis.
Yes. A meal plan is offered which is chargeable monthly.
DICE VFS does not have a hostel facility within the premises. We have tie-ups with a few accommodation providers.
No. The accommodation providers are independent entities, and the charges are directly payable to them.
Limited car parking facility is available against a payment.
No. This is a 3-year rigorous program with 30-35 hours in class + assignments and requires your complete attention.
This is a 3-year full-time program that requires you to be in class and submit timely assignments.

Program related FAQs

DICE VFS offers two UG Program
  • 1. Film Production
  • 2. 3D Animation & Visual Effects
The UG Program are of 3 years duration.
Specializations are
  • 1. Film Production Directing, Producing, Cinematography and Post-Production.
  • 2. 3D Animation & Visual Effects Animation, Modeling and VFX.
Students acquire generalist skills in the first three semesters before opting for specialization in the fourth semester with due advisement from the academic director.
Projected student: faculty ratio is 1 :30.
DICE VFS has 3 Full-time and 7 Part-time faculties.
90 students in each program.
Except for a few courses, there are no shared courses between the two programs. Students join their chosen program from day one and participate all together only in the designated common courses, along with team building exercises, master classes and field visits.
Practical learning with relevant theoretical concepts forming an extensive foundation for practical work.
VFS, Canada offers only 1-year rigorous programs and the same programs at DICE VFS are 3 years long. Instead of a transfer, students may opt for any VFS program after completing the program at DICE VFS. Alternatively, you can also opt for a transfer after the second year upon fulfilment of all admission formalities of VFS, Canada.
A student opting for a transfer to VFS in the third year needs to submit the following to VFS-Canada.
  • 1. Portfolio- Based on 2 years at DICE VFS.
  • 2. Letter of Recommendation by Head of the School.
  • 3. English test results- IELTS or Duolingo.
  • 4. Application form duly filled.
In such a scenario, the student will pay the fee for four semesters to DICE VFS (Refer the fee structure on the website) and one year fee to VFS, Canada (Refer the VFS website for more details).
IGNOU conducts exams once a year. In case of a transfer, the student must take the first- and second-year exams while in India and can appear for the third-year exam after returning from VFS, Canada. IGNOU allows a total duration of 5 years for a student to complete the examinations.
IGNOU conducts the examinations out of selected centers where the student must physically appear and take the exam. Online examination is not possible.
Senior faculties are trained by VFS, Canada. VFS team conducts regular online training sessions for the other Indian faculty members.
Totally, the outline, direction and methodology are from VFS, Canada.
The basic structure is the same but delivered to provide a more contextual understanding of the Indian entertainment industry.
The only difference is the context and character of our respective entertainment industries.
Yes. Observership and apprenticeship are encouraged at different stages of the program.
DICE VFS shall assist you in getting internship opportunities and placements. However, ultimately it is your own drive and portfolio of work that will take you places.
DICE VFS does not conduct end term examination. We believe in continuous evaluation by way of class tests, assignments, presentations, and reviews which are considered important criteria for student assessment.

Admission related FAQs

You can visit and fill up the online application form.
No. DICE VFS accepts only online applications.
The application fee for each UG Program is INR 1500/-.
DICE VFS is a cashless campus and no fee is accepted in cash.
Application fee is not refundable.
Yes. There is an entrance exam to get into DICE VFS and it is called the ‘VFS Challenge’.
VFS Challenge is a qualitative assessment which is based on
  • 1. Portfolio
  • 2. Aptitude Test
  • 3. Portfolio Review and Personal Interview
VFS Challenge is conducted online and there is no need for you to travel to Mumbai.
You should be less than or 21 years as on 30th June 2021.
Yes. A compilation of your creative work in any medium will help us understand you better. Refer the DICE Challenge page on the website for more details.
DICE VFS will ensure a consistent student-industry interface after each year of the UG Program through observer ship/ Apprenticeship/ Internship. DICE VFS provides 100 percent assistance for final placements of students.
We would like to recognize your innate talent and hence do not advocate any regimental coaching.
Since the VFS challenge is in the Online mode, there is a window of about 10 days for you to complete the Aptitude Test and your portfolio. Interviews will be conducted in a window of 5 days. All relevant dates will be communicated to you once you fill in the application form.
The VFS Challenge- Cycle 1 results will be declared on 5th January 2021. Kindly check our website and your registered email id for results and regular updates.
Upon selection, you are required to pay the enrollment fee within 15 days of receiving the DICE VFS admission offer letter. The enrollment fee deadline will be mentioned in the official communication to you from DICE VFS.
The first semester fee must be paid on or before the date communicated to you in the DICE VFS Admission Offer Letter.
The enrollment fee is INR 48,600/- (Security Deposit of INR 25,000/- + Registration fee of INR 23,600/-)
Security deposit of INR 25,000/- is refundable.
INR 4.20 lacs plus taxes as applicable for the first year UG program.
Yes. The first-year tuition fee can be paid semester wise.
Yes. There is an additional fee for IGNOU which must be paid directly to the university.
Yes. We have done a lot of research and the curriculum of BA-English is closest to the DICE VFS curriculum. Also, English as a language will serve you well in the career choice that you have made.
No. There is no minimum percentage eligibility, but you should have cleared all your exams of Grade 12 and qualified in the DICE VFS Challenge.
DICE VFS offers its students a triple qualification.
  • 1. Globally Recognized Certificate by Vancouver Film School, Canada.
  • 2. UGC Recognized Degree (BA- English from Indira Gandhi National Open University)
  • 3. Industry Recognized UG Diploma from DICE VFS.
If you have successfully cleared the DICE VFS Challenge and are awaiting grade 12 results, a conditional acceptance letter will be provided to you.
17th July 2021 (Subject to revision)
DICE VFS is now accepting applications for the academic year 2021. Please visit to apply.
No. Only final marksheet is required.
No. If you are comfortable with English as a medium of instruction.