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Learn Filmmaking and film production in
collaboration with Vancouver Film School

You will be graduating with

A VFS-certification in Filmmaking

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

You will get to explore the five key disciplines of filmmaking. As the semesters progress, you get to choose to specialize in two of the following disciplines, giving your portfolio the kind of focus necessary to launch your career as a filmmaker.

Directing

Cinematography

Producing

Post-Production

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.

Screenwriter

Cinematographer

Director

Producer

Film Editor

Film Critic

Production Designer


Semester Breakdown

Semester 01

Explore the possibilities of storytelling, giving you both the narrative craft and visual techniques necessary to bring a story to life on screen.

  • Drawing Foundation
  • Film Studies 1
  • Visual Story 1
  • Sound and Music in Films 1
  • Cinematography 1
  • Postproduction 1.2 (Editing Practical)
  • Postporduction 1.1 (Editing Theory)
  • Directing 1
  • Producing 1

Semester 02

Expand your range of film-making techniques while you learn to work in teams and co-create with outside writers.

  • Film Studies 2
  • Visual Story 2
  • Sound and Music in Films 2
  • Directing 2
  • Producing 2
  • Cinematography 2
  • Postporduction 2.1 (Editing Theory)
  • Postproduction 2.2 (Editing Practical)
  • Script Writing and Collaboration

Semester 03

Combine cutting edge techniques, like green screen and visual effects, with the ingenuity to solve production challenges.

  • Summer Internship
  • Directing 3
  • Producing 3
  • Film Studies 3
  • Cinematography 3
  • Postproduction 3 (Editing Practical)
  • Script Writing

Semester 04

Specialize in two of five key creative streams to build yourself into a multi-talented professional.

  • Episodic Project
  • Specialization 1.3 (Post-Production)
  • Specialization 1.4 (Writing, Pre-production)
  • Graduation Project Development 1
  • Sound and Music in Films 1

Semester 05

Dedicate your time and energy to final projects, high-quality short film that will form the basis of your professional reel.

  • 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

Complete the filming of final projects and focus on employment preparation and advanced electives.

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

Semester Breakdown

Semester 01

Explore the possibilities of storytelling, giving you both the narrative craft and visual techniques necessary to bring a story to life on screen.

  • Drawing Foundation
  • Film Studies 1
  • Visual Story 1
  • Sound and Music in Films 1
  • Cinematography 1
  • Postproduction 1.2 (Editing Practical)
  • Postporduction 1.1 (Editing Theory)
  • Directing 1
  • Producing 1

Semester 03

Combine cutting edge techniques, like green screen and visual effects, with the ingenuity to solve production challenges.

  • Summer Internship
  • Directing 3
  • Producing 3
  • Film Studies 3
  • Cinematography 3
  • Postproduction 3 (Editing Practical)
  • Script Writing

Semester 05

Dedicate your time and energy to final projects, high-quality short film that will form the basis of your professional reel.

  • 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

Expand your range of film-making techniques while you learn to work in teams and co-create with outside writers.

  • Film Studies 2
  • Visual Story 2
  • Sound and Music in Films 2
  • Directing 2
  • Producing 2
  • Cinematography 2
  • Postporduction 2.1 (Editing Theory)
  • Postproduction 2.2 (Editing Practical)
  • Script Writing and Collaboration

Semester 04

Specialize in two of five key creative streams to build yourself into a multi-talented professional.

  • Episodic Project
  • Specialization 1.3 (Post-Production)
  • Specialization 1.4 (Writing, Pre-production)
  • Graduation Project Development 1
  • Sound and Music in Films 1

Semester 06

Complete the filming of final projects and focus on employment preparation and advanced electives.

  • 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

DICE VFS Challenge Step 1 – Fill Up Application Form

Fill your application along with your SOP

Write a statement of purpose

DICE VFS Challenge Step 1:  Fill Application Form

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

DICE VFS Challenge Step 2 – Online Aptitude Test

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
DICE VFS Challenge Step 3, Part 1 – Upload Your Portfolio

portfolio upload (15 marks)

Let us get to know you better!

DICE VFS Challenge Step 3, Part 1 – Complete the Film Project

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.

DICE VFS Challenge Step 3, Part 2  – Complete Film Project

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.

DICE VFS Challenge Step 3, Part 2 – Complete the Film Project

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.