Whether soaking in some rays on the beach or hiking up mountain trails, summertime in Vancouver allows people to enjoy all the natural beauty the city has to offer. Summertime in Vancouver also marks the time for Vancouver Film School to host its Summer Intensives – and we did just that.
From July 21 to 25, 2014, the Game Design program opened its doors to 16 fresh faced and enthusiastic individuals wanting a small taste of what it would be like to enroll in the program. Located in Vancouver’s Chinatown district the school is a hub of game design activity, bringing together people from various backgrounds and experiences to join in their common passion of video games.
Class GD31 saw the end of 2013 with a bang by celebrating their Graduation from the Game Designprogram. The night was a mixture of looking back at an amazing year of work accomplished, friendships forged and exciting opportunities to look forward to.
Every year, VFS opens its doors to over one thousand excited and sharp-minded students ready to pursue their passions. Instead of delving in a traditional 2 to 4 year program, these students have chosen to dive deep into a one-year intensive learning experience here at VFS. For the Game Design program, this means one year of absorbing as much as they can by immersing themselves into all things game design.
This can be hard enough for local students, but if you are an international student, there can be added challenges. For example:
English may be a second language
you have left your home, friends and family to relocate to a new country where you don’t now anyone
this is the first time you will be living away from home
The point is, no matter if you are a young adult or mature student, this year can be an overwhelming and we at VFS understand that.