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Student Reviews

"VANAS has set me up with a skill set that I can continue to learn from". --Holly Sonser, Canada.  Concept Art Diploma

"VANAS has awaken my new passion: animation. Through VANAS I discovered how amazing and versatile animation could be".  -- Hermann Troeger, Germany.  3D Character Animation Diploma

"VANAS also gave me good insight as to what are the industry's standards are because the teachers there have been doing this for many years and pass their knowledge down to us".  -- Dermot Cashie, Canada.  Concept Art Certificate 

"Luckily, I've been recently awarded with a special scholarship which will take me to the US to study a MFA in screenwriting next year. And I know that one vital piece of this whole process has been VANAS and Jack's Writing for Animation courses". Thank you!. -- Xavier Manuel, Spain.  Writing for Animation

"VANAS helped me to understand some of the thinking behind the drawing and the process you go through. It also helped force me outside of my comfort zone of drawing in order to help me get better as an artist".  -- Erika Chupp, USA.  Concept Art Certificate

"Thank you so much for everything this term. This has been a really awesome experience for me."  -- Maegan Watson, USA.  Introduction to 3d Character Animation

"VANAS has helped me create a versatile portfolio of my work that could be used when pursuing a career in writing for animation. VANAS, and my instructor, have given me the tools to be the best writer I can be".  -- Danielle Roy, Canada.  Writing for Animation 

"VANAS helped me to get connection with people in the industry and taught me on how to start networking relationships (another priceless thing)".  -- Francine Delgado, Costa Rica.  Concept Art Diploma 

 "The program and staff encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone, and it is thanks to VANAS that my skills and confidence have improved tremendously". -- Megan Fahrenschon, Canada.  Concept Art Diploma

 "Not only has the course material and curriculum been inspiring and incredibly helpful, I have also walked away with an incredible mentor". -- Kenton Moore, Canada.  Writing for Animation

 "I have already graduated, and I can say it was mind blowing, I loved all the teachers, they all have so much talent! and I loved the passion they put on their work, and the way they pushed us to help us grow". -- Sara Garcia-Sainz,  Spain.  Concept Art Diploma

"The school and teachers are all extremely nice and it really felt more like peers or friends and despite being in different parts of the world I still felt like we were all in that one school together".  -- Stephanie Dominguez, UK.  Concept Art Diploma 

Anonymous Instructor Evaluations made by students

"I like the variety of backgrounds of the instructors and their different perspectives, the online campus is pretty easy to navigate and the work load is manageable". 

 "Vanas have good experienced instructors and has allowed students to improve their skills professionally".

 "My teacher's power is in his attitude, his ability to explain and his passion for what he is doing. His understanding and his positive character , his imagination and his own style and many more :)"

"VANAS gives you assignments that are very open ended which allows students to challenge themselves".

 "Taking the artist down the less traveled road of getting a good foundation. Most artists just want to jump into creating but have not done proper study first. Vanas has forced me to do that, and I can see an immediate difference in my art already".

"I'm loving the course and am excited for my future in the industry thanks to VANAS".

"VANAS is really good at hiring teachers that are very experienced, and very talented".

 "VANAS is able to get professional animators who are great at what they do. They are filled with information".

"All in all, Vanas is worth every second of time spent learning, and every penny of the monthly payments. I am very pleased with Vanas"

 "The new onlne campus seems daunting at first but really everything is much easier now. it's all just better organized."

 "Teachers are very attentive to their students, patients , and help with any technical problem. Thank you"

 "My teacher is excited about the curriculum. His interest is contagious".

 "It's clever doing the intro class that short. Just long enough to get you hooked but not too long to make you bored of school. Tricky tricky".

 "The online campus service to submit work is really easy to use and there is a lot of ways to access information if needed."

"The curriculum is well thought out and shows consistent usage of previous fundamentals learnt from past lessons".

"VANAS is really good at providing a source of education for those who already lead busy lives".

"Good variety in the lessons and the people presenting them (both the videos and the live session), keeping things approachable, helpful, and streamlined. I imagine it would be difficult to coordinate a program like this and Vanas does an excellent job".

"I really like that you offer one-month classes. You gave me a chance to try and see if it was for me. And it has been great. I think I can do this: Study online and animate. Two different challenges. You help me discover I can".

"My teacher strenghts are Anatomy knowledge, make good critiques, a lot of experience".

"Online campus is great and accessible"

"Vanas has impressed me so far, I have learned quite a bit, and I think that once the website has some problems worked out, and is given some polish, that there will be many people who will want to attend online classes".

"Teachers have great involvement and insight into my work, able to create though provoking and interesting instructions and provide valuable feedback".

"Unlike any other colleges I've attended, this school has a great deal of connection between students and teachers. And, Vanas is great at connecting us with the best in the business".

"VANAS is really good at having great instructors who are actually still working in the industry".

"My teacher is great at giving critiques . And paying attention to what I have to say in my video log for assignments".

"My teacher's delivery was great, his experience was invaluable, feedback". 

"My teacher is great at communicating his thoughts on how to improve the work we're doing. friendly and thoughtful".

"VANAS is really good at providing education around different time schedules".

"What I really like about Vanas is the fact that I can go to the community page and see other students assignments. I think its a great way for students to feel proud and be encouraged to submit the best work they can do so that others can view it".

"I feel very welcome here and the lessons are incredibly helpful. I've learned a lot in just 2 weeks. I especially like having the video lecture at the beginning of the week so I can start work on my assignment before the live session on Thursday. My teacher is fantastic, too".

"My teacher is very friendly, very encouraging, and a joy to listen to. Always finds good things to comment on and gives advice for how to improve work while still sounding courteous. Very approachable and balances humor and information in the lessons to keep them fun and entertaining. He's also very enthusiastic and punctual".

"Adrian is a very relatable person, every time I ran into a problem with photoshop or zbrush, he would find a way of reassuring me and showing me that it wasn't as difficult as it seems. Adrian was always extremely passionate about the work we were doing and there was never a point where I lost interest during a Q&A session". 

"Before I came to Vanas, working as a concept artist seemed like a faraway dream that I'd chase but eventually have to settle for something less, however everyone I've talked to has been so helpful and all seem very passionate about what they do, now rather than looking like something I'd wish for, it looks like something I can actually work towards".

"Teachers are great and very experienced. Communication with students is great from the Vanas staff".

"My teacher always cares of explaning many time until my understaning. Also he take more of his time to give my a better result on my work".


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