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Educational Partnerships

By establishing pathways with recognized universities in Art and Design around the globe,  we provide our students with a wide array of options.

While Vancouver Animation School does not offer, grant or confer any degree in or from British Columbia, some of our educational partners do.

Below you will find a list of our current educational agreements:



CMD-300x300Centre for Digital Media

The CDM offers a Master of Digital Media, a jointly offered degree by the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and British Columbia Institute of Technology.  

Students holding a Bachelors degree from an institution acceptable to all four CDM partner institutions and a diploma from VANAS are encouraged to pursue a Master degree at the CDM.

The CDM will provide recruitment support to the Vancouver Animation School (VANAS) to encourage eligible VANAS candidates to apply to the MDM program.
Forms of support include but are not limited to:
•    Customized information sessions and webinars for VANAS students.
•    General portfolio reviews
•    CDM campus visits and tours
•    Visits by CDM faculty and/or MDM Director (via the VANAS interactive learning management system)
Successful students classified as competitive would be considered for CDM scholarships as listed in the following website: (candidates must meet the terms of reference noted for scholarships listed).




Emily Carr University of Art and Design, University Pathway.

After graduating from a diploma program at VANAS, students will have the option to enter the workforce or to pursue a degree at ECUAD, where Emily Carr University has established the best degree pathway based on the VANAS diploma and students future careers.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design, established in 1925, is a world leader in education and research. Encouraging experimentation at the intersection of art, design, media and technology, our learning community merges research, critical theory and studio practice in an interdisciplinary environment. Alumni and faculty are internationally recognized as award-winning creators and thought leaders who have enormous impact on both the cultural sector and economy. We engage students, industry, and society to continuously explore and think differently about creativity and how it shapes our world. Emily Carr is building a state-of-the art campus for 21st century learning at Great Northern Way. The University will be at the centre of a new social, cultural, educational, and economic engine for British Columbia.

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ibero-puebla-300x300Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, Joint Program

Vancouver Animation School and University Ibero Americana Puebla will deliver a joint program with hybrid education using online and onsite models of delivery. Mexican students attending a Bachelor Degree in Art and Design at Ibero Puebla university, will have the option to pursue any of the Vancouver Animation School diploma programs, where students will receive credits to be applied to their Bachelors Degree 3rd and 4th year.  Upon graduation,  students will receive a degree credential from Ibero Puebla and a diploma credential by Vancouver Animation School.  

Diplomas are delivered in English, by Vancouver Animation School industry professionals who are currently working at major studios in key locations around the world.  Graduates are invited to the graduation ceremony in Vancouver, Canada.  Vancouver Animation School does not offer, grant or confer degree programs in or from British Columbia.

The Ibero-American University Puebla (in Spanish: Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, abbreviated UIA but commonly known as Ibero) is a Mexican private institution of higher education sponsored by the Society of Jesus. A spin-off from the main campus located in Mexico city, the Puebla campus was built after the need of a Jesuit institution in Puebla. The University has grown to become an important university for the students in the Southern region of Mexico. It has become one of the most important and biggest university in the Ibero-American University system, only after the flagship campus. It currently offers a high school program, as well as several undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

vanas-anahuac-300x300Universidad Anahuac Mexico Norte

Vancouver Animation School and Universidad Anahuac Mexico Norte have developed a Study Abroad partnership among each institutions.  Such partnership will allow Anahuac students to transition into VANAS specialized programs in the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game industries. Anahuac students will have the following advantages:

   - Exclusive Discounts through the partner university

   - Direct Admission (no need to present an art portfolio)

   - Additional Tuition Discount for top students with a 90% GPA at Anahuac Mexico


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The Animation Guild

Vancouver Animation School and the Animation Guild have developed a partnership in a grant program.
In order to participate in the grant program, you must have worked at least thirty days under the Guild’s jurisdiction in the two years previous to the date the class begins.

You must apply for and be accepted for the grant before the class begins, and no more than ninety days in advance. (In other words, if you are approved and subsequently postpone taking the class, you will have to re-apply.)



ScriptwritersThe Scriptwriters Network

Vancouver Animation School has developed a partnership with the Scriptwriters network in Burbank, California by offering discount to the current SWN members on Writing for Animation classes.

Whether you are a filmmaker, a screenwriter, a television scriptwriter or involved in screenwriting for non-traditional media, the Writing for Animation courses can provide practical instruction in the entire writing process and prepare you for the industry to grow your network.


 USFX 300x300Vancouver Animation School and The Royal and Pontificia Major University of Saint Francis Xavier (USFX) will create institutional collaboration through FAME, an online education ecosystem.

Bolivian students attending courses and programs in Art and Design at USFX university, will have the option to take any of the courses offered in FAME, where students will receive credits to be applied locally and towards a VANAS diploma. Upon completion of any of the FAME courses, Bolivian students may apply to receive a dual academic credential; from USFX and from by Vancouver Animation School.

The Royal and Pontificia Major University of Saint Francis Xavier of Chuquisaca (Spanish: Universidad Mayor, Real y Pontificia de San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca or USFX) is a public university in Sucre, Bolivia. It is one of the oldest universities of the new world, ranking as the second oldest university in the Americas behind Peru's National University of San Marcos. On many historical texts it is also referred as the University of Charcas (Spanish: Universidad de Charcas).



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Sathya Sai Baba places great importance on proper education for young people. Parents and community leaders are urged to concern themselves with the informal as well as the formal experiences to which their children and young adults are exposed.

He has established a model education system, which includes primary schools, secondary schools, and an accredited university with three campuses, offering undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. degrees. Admission is open to all, regardless of race, religion, or economic condition. In addition to emphasizing the pursuit of academic excellence, Sathya Sai Baba's system of "integral education" is designed to foster self-discipline and pro-social conduct.

Students are required to take courses on morality and spirituality and to devote several hours each week to some form of community service. Sathya Sai Baba says that "the end of education is character".

sprachcaffe geos vanas 300x300For over 30 years, Sprachcaffe has been one of Europe’s leading language school organisations with more people choosing to study with us every year at our many exciting worldwide destinations. Students come back year after year knowing they can rely on our modern, well-equipped schools; clean and comfortable accommodation options, not to mention our highly competitive prices. Our unique language immersion courses allow you to experience the customs and true way of life of your chosen destination; this includes an education in the language as much as in the history and culture of the country.

Your language classes will enhance your holiday experience as you put your knowledge to immediate practice every day, speaking with locals and exploring the sites and attractions of that destination. Your activities outside the classroom will then give you material to discuss during your daily lessons, constantly improving your comprehension and understanding as you experience the language in its everyday use.

 Sprachcaffe students have a direct pathway to Vancouver Animation School.



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