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Anime & Manga: Ink and Color

This Introductory certificate course welcomes aspiring anime and manga artists to experience the creation process of drawing Anime style.

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Quick facts

Online Certificate
4 weeks
Portfolio not required

Student profile

Creative ability90%
Technical ability10%

Program Description

Does your inked line work look more like a bent clothes hanger than something actually drawn with a pen? Does your digital coloured work have a pixelated white halo around it that's driving you insane? No problem! In this advanced course, prepare to master the technical side of inking and colouring your work to avoid the kind of embarrassment that only working at a 72 DPI CMYK GIF flattened master file could bring! ...Don't know what that means? Don't worry, you will soon!

Fully Accredited

This program is accredited by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), designated under the British Columbia Education Quality Assurance (BCEQA), the Ministry of Advanced Education and listed under the Canadian Information Center for International Credentials (CICIC).

What does accreditation mean?

Accreditation is meant to protect students, schools, and employers. It ensures that a school is educating its students and meeting quality standards.   If you choose a school that isn’t accredited, it may be difficult to use your academic credentials.  Few employers will take your education seriously. Additionally, you may not be able to transfer your credit hours or degree to an accredited school.

If you are learning for personal enjoyment, accreditation may not be important to you. However, if you want to use your academic credential in the workplace or plan on furthering your education at a later date, accreditation is essential.

Admission Requirements

None.  This is a beginners course.

Who should attend this program?

This class is for Anime and Manga enthusiasts eager to discover the techniques used in the creation of their favourite pastime. Also designed for Concept artists wishing to learn the elements of Manga and Anime design.

Who is our target student?

Beginners, Aspiring artists who are deeply passionate about Anime style.  Artists who recognize and understand their strengths of what they can be best at, and can build a rewarding career.

At VANAS, we believe in the power of simplicity to succeed, focusing on your strengths is our philosophy.

Who is not our target student?

Artists looking for general education, undecided or unknowledgeable about career paths.  We recommend taking our other short introductory courses to find and recognize their strengths.

Class Times, Assignments and Workload

  • Classes are delivered 100% online
  • Small class sizes
  • 2 live sessions per week, one hour per session
  • Weekly assignments comprised by milestones and deadlines
  • Online activities
  • Assignments workload 10 - 20 hours per week
  • Schedules are assembled by time zone; applicants will provide 3 time preferences in the application form.  We do our best to match those preferences between students and teachers.

Program Outline

Week Code Name of Course Assignment workload
INK! Traditional & Digital Inking Technique!
15-20 hours
2 ANIME-200
DIGITAL! Things You Really Should Know About Software,  Formats and Tools or They'll Come Back to Haunt You! 15-20 hours
ANIME-200 COLOUR! Exactly what it sounds like! 15-20 hours
ANIME-200 EFFECTS! Finishing touches to add that little extra magic to your  work! 15-20 hours

Please note that in order to pass the course, all assignments have to be successfully completed and submitted on time.

Required Materials


  • Webcam and Headphones are essential tools for Online Programs
  • Internet broadband / High Speed connection


  • Students are responsible for supplying their own Computer Software
  • Academic discounts are available to our students

Next Start Date:

Diploma Courses Start on July 9th, 2018 Application Deadline: 6.24.2018 23:59 33 Days

System Requirements

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Processor: 2 GHZ or higher
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers
Flash Player
Apple Mac OSX
Processor: G5 / Intel
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers
Flash Player

Software Requirements

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Your tuition is protected

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The Student Training Completion Fund is established under the Private Training Act, and provides consumer protection to students enrolled in programs at institutions registered with the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB). 

A freelance illustrator and graphic designer with over a decade of experience, Merritt “Zephos” Wong has become a professional Anime and Manga artist, a prominent figure in the Vancouver manga and anime having sold his own original creations both online and at numerous local conventions such as Anime Revolution and MiniComi. With his passion in uncovering the science behind the style of Kawaii and by proxy the complete reverse of it, Zephos’ artistic insight is sure to jump-start the juices of any budding anime and manga artist!

Bundle up and save!

Take all three courses for $750


Connect with us

270-5490 Byrne Rd., Burnaby BC.
V5J 3J1, Canada

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