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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.

Accredited. Trusted. Respected.

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Quick facts

Online Certificate
4 weeks
Completed Portolio/Demo Reel
Be job ready to enter the workforce

Student profile

Technical ability30%
Artistic ability70%

Built for the industry. Built for your trust.

Program designed in consulation with major studios in
the Animation, VFX and Video Game industries.

Introduction Course starts:
Monday, September 28th, 2020

Deadline to Apply: August 22nd, 2020.

Live Classes on:
Saturdays, 10:30am
Pacific Time

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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 process; including cover letters, resumes, demo reel presentation, and portfolio breakdowns. This online course will help you to prepare to enter jobs in Animation, VFX and Game Design industries. 

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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.

Our
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.

Admission Requirements

Age

17+ years of age or older
(If under 19 years of age, parent or guardian consent is required)

Assessment Test

Successfully pass general
assessment test that includes
a computer knowledge assessment,
Internet knowledge assessment,
English reading and writing skills
assessment.

Portfolio

No portfolio requirement, this is a begineers hands-on course open to the general public.

English Proficiency

International students with English as a second language must demonstrate a good oral and written level of English. A telephone, Skype, or in-person interview may be required to verify this.

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Course Duration

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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: ANIM-100,  ANIM-200,  ANIM-300,  ANIM-400.

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

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 online 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

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Software Requirements

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

Word Processing Software

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Free for VANAS Students

Adobe Creative Suite

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VANAS Students save 60%

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

Recommended Books

How to Get an Animation Internship by Eric Bravo and Gary Chambers
Your Career in Animation: How to Survive and Thrive by David Levy

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.

The Professional Career Development certificate 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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Meet your next industry teachers

Some of the Studios VANAS alumni work at

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“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!”

Career Pathway

4 weeks

VANAS Professional Career
Development for Artists

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4 weeks

VANAS Enter the
Workforce

(VANAS does not guarantee a job at the end of this course)


Welcome to the

Vantastics Family

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