Vancouver Film School (VFS) has been named both the Top Canadian Animation Training Program and Top International Animation Training Program by publication Animation Career Review, making it the fifth consecutive year that VFS has appeared at the top of the Canadian list and the third consecutive year at the top of the International list.
Other schools named alongside VFS on the Canadian list include Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, Seneca College, Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, and Capilano University.
Other schools on the international list include National Film and Television School (England), The One Academy (Malaysia), New3dge (France), and Barcelona 3D & Film School.
Animation Career Review, which began publishing in 2012, started its regional and national rankings as a response to the high-volume of animators and game designers seeking out top-tier schools around the globe.
The publication’s criteria consists of a variety of factors including ‘academic reputation’, ‘depth and breadth of the program faculty’, ‘graduation rate’ and ’employment data’.
195 schools were considered for the 2021 list.