In only two years, Vancouver Animation School has shot to the top list of schools to attend in Canada. The registered institution of higher education was recognized recently by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) as the winner of the CIRA Impact Award for elearning in 2012.
“It is a tremendous honor for us,” said Vancouver Animation School Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mario Pochat. “I am very excited to accept this great honor on behalf of our 20 instructors all over the world, including our two Emmy winners and VES (visual effects society) award nominated faculty.”
Vancouver Animation School took the top honors among more than 800 entries for the award. The key to success was the fact that the fully interactive online campus simulates a studio setting; thus it is easier for the graduates to transition to careers in the real world.
“Our online students and faculty actually share a lot of face-to-face interaction which is rare for elearning applications,” Pochat said. “Our school obviously brings great technology to students, but more than that, it also creates additional opportunities by connecting amazing teachers with the next generation of talent – our students.”
For students, the virtual elearning platform allows them to process learning on their own busy schedule and enables students to save money.
“We can deliver a world-class animation education at less than half price of our other competitors,” Pochat said. “The online platform is truly our competitive advantage that we happily pass on to our enthusiastic students.”
The CIRA Impact Award elearning award helps to further strengthen the leadership position the school has quickly attained in the education of future animators. Created with 20 of the top creative animation minds from all over the world, including Emmy award winning faculty, Vancouver Animation School is quickly establishing itself as the top school in its field in Canada.
“We are very excited about further developing our platform to provide the best online education for students in Canada,” Pochat said. “Our Internet delivery platform truly enables our students to learn the most advanced technological tools that are developed for the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Game industries.”
The school is currently accepting applications for the July and September sessions.