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Professional Career Development for Artists

The Professional Career Development for Artists online certificate course has been designed for artists who are ready to look for job opportunities in the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game Industries.

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Quick facts

Online Certificate
4 weeks
Completed Portolio/Demo Reel
Be Ready to Enter Workforce

Student profile

Technical ability30%
Artistic ability70%

Classes start: Monday July 9th, 2018

Online Certificate Program Description
Professional Career Development
for Artists

Welcome to the exciting stage of entering the workforce. Artists are a necessary asset to a studio. A good portfolio/demo reel will get you an interview, however it will not guarantee you the job.

Studio recruiters need to know that artists who are applying to their studios have an understanding of the application their process; including cover letters, resumes, demo reel presentation and portfolio breakdowns.

Who Should
Attend this program

Artists who are post-secondary graduates with a completed portfolio/demo reel, ready to enter the workforce, struggling to find a job, looking to improve their interviewing skills, and looking to expand their understanding of studio's business etiquette.

Target Student

Graduates from an art related course in the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game industries.

Artists must be post-secondary graduates with a completed portfolio / demo reel and be ready to enter the workforce.

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

Professional Career Development for Artists

Week 1
Portfolio / Demo reel

Shot breakdown, review and presentation.

Week 2
Resumes and Cover Letters

Chronological, Editing, Formatting and Critiquing.

Week 3
Hidden Job Market

Researching Jobs and Industry, Contacting Studios, Networking.

Week 4
Interviewing Preparation

Best Practices, Do's and Dont's, Salary Expecations, Contract Understanding, Negotiating.

All asssignments have to be succesfully completed to pass the course.
Course codes: BUSI-100

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


  • Weekly assignments comprised by milestones and deadlines
  • Online activities
  • Assignments workload 20 - 25 hours per week


  • Schedules are assembled by time zone
  • Applicants will provide 3 time preferences in the application form.
  • We do our best to match those preferences between students and teachers.

Bonus Live
Mentorship Classes

Every week, students have access to additional live classes of their preference.

Development & Special Needs100%
Office Hours100%

Become the
awesome Artist
you are meant to be

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Become the
awesome Artist
you are meant to be

Alumni Showcase

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Meet your Teacher

Some of the Studios VANAS alumni work at


“I wanted to move to the next level in my career, for a long time I wanted to learn
character animation because I love movement and the possibility to make a
digital 3d character come to life, make feelings believable!”

Education by real Artists who love helping Artists succeed.

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). 

Career Pathway

VANAS Professional Career
Development for Artists

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