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Vancouver Animation School and Universidad Ibero Americana Puebla Partner Together to Launch First International Digital Entertainment Design Dual Credential Program

Joint Program Will Offer Students Exclusive Digital Entertainment Credentials in Canada and Mexico

VANCOUVER – July 23, 2015 - Vancouver Animation School, the leading Canadian-based worldwide educational institution offering entry level and advanced programs for the animation, visual effects and video game industries, announced today that it has come to an agreement with Universidad Ibero Americana de Puebla to deliver dual education programs for the creative industries in digital entertainment design.

“We are proud to be the first to offer this dual international credential program in digital entertainment design,” said Mario Pochat, animator and founder of Vancouver Animation School. “Not only does it reinforce our position as an international educational leader, but it also opens many doors for Mexican graduates to be able to be credentialed in two countries.”

Early conversations in 2014 between Pochat and University Ibero Americana Puebla leaders Alexis Vera, Luis Gabarron and Roberto Razo, touched on the strategic need to help Mexico produce graduates that provided economic development and job growth from a consumer position into a producer position.   

From that starting point, both educational institutions shaped the strategic partnership for more than a year through monthly meetings. Along with educational models, the other focus was how to deliver the digital entertainment design program affordably to students in Mexico. By leveraging its award winning technology platform Edutisse, Vancouver Animation School will be able to keep the costs affordable for students while maintaining its strict accredited program.

“Our technology will enable us to deliver this program to students in the two nations,” Pochat said. “And without the amazing teams at VANAS and Ibero Americana Puebla leveraging the technology, this partnership would not be possible.”
Vancouver Animation School and University Ibero Americana Puebla will deliver a hybrid education using online and onsite models of delivery. Mexican students will receive a Canadian accredited education at University Ibero Americana Puebla, delivered in English, by Vancouver Animation School industry professionals who are currently working at major studios in key locations around the world.  Students will graduate in Vancouver, Canada and will receive a dual credential recognized by both institutions and both countries.

Vancouver Animation School in less than four years has become one of the leading online animation and film schools in the world – reaching out to 17 different countries around the globe. The secret to its success has been the development of its cloud-based e-learning program which allows students to utilize the latest technology to accelerate their education in the fast-growing animation industry.

For more information about enrolling in Vancouver Animation School, a leading worldwide accredited online animation and film school, please visit their website at

About Universidad Ibero Americana Puebla

The Universidad Ibero Americana Puebla 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.  It hosts the Institute of Design and Technology Development (IDIT in Spanish), a one-of-a-kind ecosystem that promotes an advanced integration of arts, technology, entrepreneurship and social innovation.
About Vancouver Animation School

Vancouver Animation School is a leading worldwide educational institution offering entry level and advanced programs for the animation, film and game industries.

We are successful and accomplished artists, we have found that a lot of the talent of aspiring artists is spoiled by poor school education.  So we've developed a fantastic school with strong educational programs that welcome you, work for you and care for you.

We provide our students, from more than a dozen nations around the world, with an award-winning and powerful artistic environment combined with technological extensions to improve their education, simplify their development process and provide a robust learning environment.

Vancouver Animation School is registered by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) of British Columbia and accredited by the government of British Columbia.

For more information about Vancouver Animation School, or to get details about enrolling in our Concept Art, 3D Computer Character Animation and Digital Matte Painting online programs, please call 1-888-677-8827 or visit our website at


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