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Vancouver Institute of Media Arts was established in 1995. Academy-Award winning animator/director Lee Mishkin is its program director. Vancouver Institute of Media Arts is fully certified by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of British Columbia.
A specialized "media arts school" and not just a "department" within a bigger institution, Vancouver Institute of Media Arts offers 1 and 2-year diploma and 6-month certificate programs in 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Game Art & Design, Visual Effects, and Digital Photography.
The class size is small and the student trainer ratio is 10:1. This allows more interaction among students and faculty.
The college provides a focused learning atmosphere and the course structure is developed by professionals sourced from the industry. The course is designed to train students for fresher level work in the enormous animation and related film and gaming sector. The college preserves close relations with well-known studios and this has ensured a course curriculum updated to cater to the recent needs of the industry. This also ensures good employment opportunities for the students.
Unlike other colleges, which have a wider assortment of subjects, Vancouver Institute of Media Arts is focused on everything related to 2D and 3D Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects. As its student, you get in depth real world training. The college is accredited by the Private Post-Secondary Education Commission of British Columbia. Financial aid is available.
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2D Animation - Diploma Full Time Program
2D Animation - Part-Time Program
2D Animation Level 1 - One-Month Intensive
2D Animation Level 2 - One-Month Intensive
3D Animation - Diploma Full Time Program
3D Animation - One-Month Intensive
Advanced Maya Modeling - Part-Time Program
Basic Drawing - Part-Time Program
Comic Book Production - Part-Time Program
Digital Photography - Diploma Full Time Program
Game Art & Design - Diploma Full Time Program
High School Work Exp. - Part-Time Program
Introduction to Maya - Part-Time Program
Stop-Motion Animation - Part-Time Program
Animation and Game Design
Drawing and Illustration
Visual Art and Design