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Introduction to Virtual Reality

This course provides an introduction to Virtual Reality. The focus of the course is on learning the VR foundations.  Students will learn the basic processes required to create an interactive virtual environment. 

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Quick facts

Online Certificate
4 weeks
Portfolio not required

Student profile

Creative ability70%
Technical ability30%

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Introduction to Virtual Reality
Online Program Description

This course provides an introduction to Virtual Reality. The focus of the course is on learning the VR foundations.  Students will learn the basic processes required to create an interactive virtual environment. 

Students will be introduced to tools used by industry professionals. VR students will learn how to design, test and polish their own nteractive virtual environment.

Who Should
Attend this program

Beginners, Aspiring game designers, people that like to create interactive entertainment with a good technical understanding, must enjoy using computer game engine software.

Artists that like to design and create strategies with a wild imagination. Artists that are intrigued of the behind the scenes work done in the video games industry.

Our
Target Student

Beginners, Aspiring game designers who are deeply passionate about digital interactive entertainment. 

Artists who recognize and understand their strengths of what they can be best at, and can build a rewarding career.

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.

Program Outline

Introduction to Virtual Reality

Week 1
VR Flat Shapes

This lesson will be an introduction to VR. Students will learn how to draw flat shapes.

Week 2
3D VR Simple Character

In this lesson you will learn how to sculpt your own 3D VR simple character.

Week 3
Perspective and Spatial Studies

In this lesson VANAS VR students will learn about perspective. They will also work on the concept of spatial studies to improve their environments.

Week 4
VR Interior Modeling

This lesson will be an introduction to 3D VR Interior Modeling. VANAS students will create their own Interior model in VR. 

All asssignments have to be succesfully completed to pass the course.
Course codes: VRTY-100,  VRTY-200,  VRTY-300,  VRTY-400.

Vancouver Animation School reserves the right to review and change without notice the curriculum design to meet the industry requirements.

100% Online
Live Classes

  • Small class sizes
  • 1 live session per week, one hour per session
  • 1 live support classes per week, one hour per session
  • Office Hours support

Assignments
Workload

  • Weekly assignments comprised by milestones and deadlines
  • Online activities
  • Assignments workload 10 - 20 hours per week

Times
Schedules

  • Class times are listed at the top of this website page
  • Class times are also visible on the application form
  • Flexible times for you to work and study at the same time

All Inclusive Education

Every week, students have access to additional live classes of their preference to supplement their learning and improve their understanding.

Artistic100%
Software100%
Development & Special Needs100%
Lab Time100%
Office Hours100%

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Student Talent Referral Program

The best talent that comes to us is referred by someone in our network.

Software Requirements

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

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System Requirements

Students are responsible for supplying their own Computer Hardware.

Windows System

Windows System

Processor: 3 GHZ or higher
8 GB RAM (12 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers
Flash Player

Windows System

Apple Mac OSX

Processor: Core Duo / Intel
8 GB RAM (12 GB recommended)
Firefox or Chrome internet browsers
Flash Player

Windows System

Internet

Broadband, High Speed connection
10 Mbps Download (Recommended)
1 Mbps Upload (Recommended)

Windows System

Webcam & Headset

These are essential tools for Online Programs

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Get the information you need by choosing any of the following options:

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Student Talent Referral Program

The best talent that comes to us is referred by someone in our network.

Canadian Designation

An official transcript is the VANAS' certified statement of your academic record. The official paper transcript is printed on security sensitive paper and contains the Institution seal and signature of the Institution Registrar.

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The Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation is British Columbia’s brand for quality post- secondary education.

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The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers associated regulations.

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A joint initiative of the provinces and territories, through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC),

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Established in 1990 to fulfill Canada’s obligations under the UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Studies.

Introduction to Video Game Design program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

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What is Accreditation?

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.

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character animation because I love movement and the possibility to make a
digital 3d character come to life, make feelings believable!”

Invest in Something Extraordinary: You

Premium Higher Education with all-inclusive industry values.
VANAS welcomes you, works for you and cares for you.

Introductory Online Courses

$499 CAD/month
  • Accredited Introductory courses with
  • an industry focus curriculum and taught
  • by industry teachers who are leaders
  • in their fields. These courses are intended
  • for students to discover new learning
  • areas by bringing awareness and application
  • simultaneously. There are no pre-requisites,
  • anyone from beginner to advanced
  • levels of understanding and knowledge
  • can attend.

1-Year Online Diploma
 

$18,500 CAD
  • A 12 months accredited diploma program
  • that will take you in a semester-based
  • learning journey. VANAS Diploma
  • programs are career focused with
  • a learning methodology that will
  • take you from foundations, to
  • development to understanding;
  • designed with an all-inclusive
  • educational pedagogy.

1-Year Combined Diploma
(Online + Onsite)

$24,500 CAD
  • An accredited 1-year blended diploma
  • program is a common choice for many
  • learners. Time is divided between online
  • and onsite learning. Every Friday from
  • 10am-1pm, students spend 3 hours with
  • in-person sessions and interacting with
  • their peers and Industry professionals.
  • Designed to allow students to take
  • advantage of experiential learning.

Quality of Education Matters

We offer a simple model where the tuition is the same for Canadian and International Students for all our full time diploma programs.

Tuition fees are in Canadian Dollars (CAD), reviewed annually by the Advisory Board and are subject to change without notice.

When paying with Paypal or a Credit Card a non-refundable convenience fee of 3% of the total amount will apply.  If the payment is international,  credit card processors take an additional 1% since it's considered cross-border.

FAME Member Pricing

Discounts off select programs

Your Tuition is Protected

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). 

Graduation Rate: 99%
Median Salary After Attending: $58,500

Learning is better together.

Tuition discounts to foster collaboration with your friends and family members

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Enrollment Confirmation Deposit?

To indicate your commitment to Vancouver Animation School (VANAS), and to reserve your seat in the program, you are required to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit to VANAS.

The amount of your deposit is based on the cost of your program, individual financial plan and your selected payment option.

Before paying your deposit, you must have received your Offer of Admission from VANAS.

Are there any Payment Options?

For Diploma programs, the following payment options are available:

Payment Options  Frequency Amount Due
A Full Payment $18,500
B Per Term $5,438

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Getting Started with VANAS

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