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Vancouver Animation School Expands to Brazil

Alumni Showcase (Vancouver Animation School)
Alumni Showcase (Vancouver Animation School)


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Vancouver Animation School Expands to Brazil

Vancouver Animation School (VANAS), the largest educational institution of its kind in Canada, will open in September its first class for Brazilian students residing in the country, and with special scholarships. Before the official opening, the institution will host a free professional animation workshop with an online seminar format specially tailored for Brazil.

The online event will take place over two Saturdays, July 31 and September 4, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (2 p.m. Brazil Time), and will be broadcasted live on the Zoom platform. The agenda of the event is for professionals and interested parties to understand notions of 3D animation and concept art with the school’s presentation to the Brazilian public.

Founded in 2010, Vancouver Animation School is a fully accredited online school offering advanced programs for the animation, visual effects and video game industries. The company offers vocational certificates, diplomas and university pathways in a variety of art and technology, media and design fields. In 2013, VANAS became the first 100% online institution to be fully accredited by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA), a regulatory body in British Columbia, Canada. The institution frequently offers free tutorials on its YouTube channel.

Vancouver Animation School

Vancouver Animation School

The webinar brings the methodology of the Vancouver Animation School, as well as animation concepts with the head of faculty Calvin Leduc, a former Disney animator. He has worked on several studio animations such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Mulan (1998). Another prominent name is the illustrator Todd Marshall (Jurassic Park), who will teach conceptual art. Mario Pochat, CEO and founder of VANAS, who worked as an animator on Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006) and the game Dead Rising 3 (2013), also participates.


  • Head of Faculty Introduction, Calvin Leduc – 2 min.
  • What is VANAS, 10 min.
  • Faculty, 1 min.
  • Demo 1, 3D Animation, by Calvin Leduc (Disney Animation), 10 min.
  • Teacher intro, 3 min.
  • Demo 2, Concept Art, by Todd Marshall (Jurassic Park), 10 min.
  • Student showcase, 10 min.
  • Digital Entertainment program for Brazil, 5 min.
  • Q&A, VANAS Brazil, 5 min.

Learn more about the VANAS “Digital Entertainment Career Foundations” program for Brazilian students here.


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