Capilano University

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Visual Effects for Film, Streaming, & Immersive Media

Capilano University

Faculty:Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, School of Motion Picture Arts
Field of Study:Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $21,136
International: $35,559

Cost is for year 1 and includes fees.

Careers:InfluencerAnimatorsVideo Game Level Designer


Prepare for an exciting career in Vancouver's growing visual effects industry with training in Capilano University's Visual Effects for Film, Streaming & Immersive Media Diploma program.

Learn from dedicated instructors who have years of experience working in film and TV while developing your skills in digital compositing, modelling and texturing, 2D & 3D animation, visual effects software, matte painting, lighting and rendering, VFX shots and more.

Gain a solid understanding of production schedules & methods and developing distinctive content while learning on the same equipment used by the VFX pros who create engrossing visual worlds on the big screen.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have high school graduation.
    Application Notes : English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you've received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      • Interview required
      • Portfolio and/or demo reel of relevant work
      • Letter of intent

      Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

      Note: All B.C. applicants must release their grades to CapU via the BC Ministry of Education at Student Transcripts Services (STS). Please do this as soon as possible.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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