Vancouver Film School (VFS)


VFS and KPU Partnership: Ladder into a KPU BA with your VFS diploma!

In 2022, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and Vancouver Film School (VFS) signed an articulation agreement to allow eligible VFS graduates to transfer parts of their degrees to KPU programs.  

After successfully completing a Writing for Film, Television & Games Diploma at VFS, qualified students who meet the KPU admission requirements can transfer up to 60 credits into KPU’s Bachelor of Arts, Major in Creative Writing, and Bachelor of Arts, Major in General Studies programs. They may also enter into other eligible Bachelor programs, subject to admission requirements. 


Important note: the above transfer pathways are valid between July 1, 2022 and July 1, 2026. Program requirements at KPU and VFS are subjected to change under periodic program reviews, which will affect the pathway.  Please refer to the International Future Student for the most up to date information.


Admission Requirements

Students applying for admission to KPU are required to submit an admission application form and applicable application fee. Students are subject to all KPU admission requirements. Students are also subject to the requirements specific to the Bachelor of Arts, Major in Creative Writing and Bachelor of Arts, Major in General Studies programs. If you are a VFS student with questions, please contact International Future Student.


VFS graduates admitted to a KPU program are subject to standard fees as outlined in KPU policy and Calendar.

English Proficiency Requirements for Admission

English is the primary language of study at KPU; therefore, all applicants must be able to demonstrate the appropriate level of English language proficiency for their graduate, undergraduate, vocational or preparatory area of study. For test options and more info, please click here.

About VFS

VFS is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, offering acclaimed and award-winning one-year diploma programs in applied media. For the past 30 years, VFS has been devoted to delivering the highest quality education, and developing the future leaders for the entertainment and creative media industries. The keys to VFS’s educational model are structured intensity and industry immersion: VFS was founded on the philosophy that one year of concentrated work, that balances industry-led theory and hands-on production, gives students the necessary skills to craft a professional-level portfolio or reel. VFS offers 14 world-class, post-secondary programs—spanning every aspect of the entertainment arts—that are developed and taught by award-winning industry professionals. Students’ experiences emulate the professional global industry. Students are physically and mentally immersed in Vancouver’s film, animation, game, and design industries that surround our campuses, and benefit from career guidance and expertise from industry mentors, instructors, and guest speakers.

If you would like to learn more on VFS and KPU partnership program, please feel free to contact us via International Future Student.