Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) has announced a deadline extension for its expanded scholarship offering for Ukrainian refugee students. The program will cover 50% of tuition for full-time, 12-month diploma programs for animation, video games, VFX and more starting September 6, 2022. The school has already released a new video promoting the opportunity and introducing some of the first students to arrive at teh Canadian campus, which you can watch below.
Applications for scholarship placements will now be accepted until August 26, 2022.
As previously announced, the scholarship is available to Ukrainian refugees applying to admission in the 2D Character Animation, 3D Character Animation, Game Art & Design, Visual Effects for Film & Television, Acting for Film & Television, Professional Photography, or Web Development & Digital Design programs at VanArts.
These scholars will be joining the first group of students to begin in VanArts’ brand-new purpose-built campus space on the 7th floor of 333 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver. Other advantages include financial assistance from the Canadian government, granting of work permits under the CUEAT program, and a booming demand for jobs in the industries VanArts trains for.
Established in 1995, Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts) is ranked at #2 worldwide by Animation Career Review, Rookies-certified and located in Vancouver, the #1 Hub for film, digital entertainment and tech industries. The school’s mission is to unlock the creative and career potential within each student. With the help of specialized instruction, small class sizes, industry- experienced faculty and connections to the creative industries in Vancouver, VanArts graduates have gone on to work for major studios, see their names in the credits of major feature films, and start their own companies.