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What does it take to be the best Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design and Technology School in Vancouver?   For us, it’s all about the having the best instructors teaching our students the best curriculum, all within a state of the art facility.

Everything changed in 2020. The global pandemic forced a massive shift in the way we interact with each other, and how we interface with technology. Before the pandemic we were all standing on the peak of a mountain, waiting for the industry to accept the future and embrace streaming in bold and exciting ways, with the year coming to end we are beginning our descent, carving out new pathways at record speeds.

Streaming giants are announcing previously impossible content line ups, blockbuster movies are being released simultaneously in theatres and online. The cost of creating our very own home theatre experience is continuing to decrease, making the thought of spending hard earned money, sitting in crowded rooms with strangers, less appealing. The chance of things shifting back to the way they were pre pandemic, is literally zero.

The Film, Television and Game Industries have been expanding steadily since conception. Will they stop making films if the way we watch those films changes? No. Did Netflix save television? Yes. Are videogames better than ever now that the technology is catching up to the dream of the creators. Absolutely. If you have a modern mobile device and a set of headphones you can watch pretty much anything, anywhere, at any time. The audience for quality content is growing across all demographics, the demand for highly skilled artists to help create that content along with it.

So how does an aspiring artist gain an advantage in this highly competitive and rapidly evolving industry? The short answer is that you must train with the best. Seek out an institution filled with instructors that have been to the places that you would like to go. Find a school with a curriculum designed to build robust, technical artists. Make sure they have an ambitious and thoughtful mission, and that they expect the same from their students.

We have assembled a team that has contributed to iconic movie franchises such as The Avengers, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Spiderman, Thor, Superman, Deadpool, Guardians of The Galaxy, and Harry Potter.  World famous television series including Game of Thrones, The 100, Lost in Space and Man in the High Castle.  Game Industry Credits that include Starwars Battlefront, Need For Speed, Watchdogs, Battlefield: Hardline, and Prototype.   There is no substitute for experience and we are committed to providing our students with access to the best and brightest minds our industry has to offer.

Recently, Niki Shah, one of our Advanced 3D Animation students, had this to say about her time, so far, at the CEA.

“I’m a student of the Advanced 3d Animation program at langara cea, and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. The course is so well structured that even someone with no prior animation or 3d experience (me) could catch-up with ease. The professors are industry seniors with a great passion for teaching and excellent skills and knowledge to share with us. It’s quite exciting to be able to learn from people who worked on films you’ve spent time admiring as a kid.

Even in the times of a huge pandemic, when we had to shift online, CEA has made sure that our learning experience is just as smooth and comfortable by providing us everything we could possibly need; even delivering us the school computer systems, so we could continue our education at home, effortlessly.

It is one of the best places to learn animation, and an added bonus is that you’re eligible for a work permit (PGWP) after studying here. I’d definitely recommend anyone looking for a career in the animation and vfx industry, to choose CEA.”

International Students are eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) for up to three years.

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Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts offers a Foundation in Entertainment Arts Certificate Program for students with a passion for the arts that would like to explore potential career paths and gain confidence prior to entering an advanced field of study.


Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts is has invested in state-of-the-art technology, cutting edge software and top of the line hardware.  All of this was designed so that our students can remain focused on creativity and learning without distraction.


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