VFS Articulation

ABOUT:

The purpose of this MOU is to continue to develop and grow a framework of cooperation between Vancouver Film School and Sisler High School, to create mutually beneficial collaborations, with an initial focus on developing and linking the Digital Media programs from Sisler High School with programs at Vancouver Film School (VFS) with a goal to expand to other Vancouver Film School undergraduate programs.

VFS HORIZON SCHOLARSHIP 

Vancouver Film School has established One Horizon Scholarship to one student with a determined socio-economic need, and who meets the following criteria:

  • Student must be accepted into a VFS program (or has applied),
  • Student must apply for the scholarship,
  • Student successfully completed a minimum of 8 courses from the Sisler Media Pathway,
  • Student has established a proven level of excellence in the Grade 9-12 course pathway ,
  • Sisler staff to select the successful candidate by discerning socio-economic need as well as aforementioned criteria.

The Horizon scholarship recipient will be awarded a 50% tuition reduction applied directly to the total VFS tuition in an academic year for the following programs:

  • Acting Essentials
  • Acting for Film & Television
  • Sound Design for Visual Media
  • Digital Design
  • VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design
  • Animation Concept Art
  • Classical Animation
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Game Design
  • Programming for Games, Web & Mobile
  • Film Production Program

Download Scholarship:  VFS Horizon Scholarship_2016

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP

Vancouver Film School has set up two Media Excellence Entrance Scholarships to two students who meet the following criteria:

  • Student must be accepted (or has applied) into a VFS program before receiving scholarship,
  • Student must apply for scholarship,
  • Sisler staff to select the successful candidates,
  • Student successfully completed a minimum of 8 courses from the Sisler Media Pathway,
  • Student who has the highest average grade from the media courses from 9-12,

VFS Excellence in Media Entrance Scholarship: Vancouver Film School will offer two entrance scholarships to a Sisler students. The scholarship will be for the amount of $3000 applied directly to the VFS tuition for the successful student within the academic year period.

MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SISLER STUDENTS:

Sisler High School and VFS has established an educational media pathway scholarships applicable to the students entering Vancouver Film School media programs.

GRADE 9-12 MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SYSTEMS*

  1. Sisler and VFS to create an educational media pathway. Sisler High School course pathway applicable to the student’s preferred Vancouver Film School program. Merit Scholarship System applicable to students enrolled in Sisler courses.

1.1 SISLER HIGH SCHOOL IDM PATHWAYS to the following VFS programs:

  • Film Production Program
  • Writing for Film & Television Program
  • Game Design
  • Programming for Games, Web & Mobile
  • Animation Concept Art
  • 3D Animation & Visual Effects
  • Classical Animation
  • Acting Essentials
  • Acting for Film & Television
  • Sound Design
  • Digital Design
  • VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design
SISLER HIGH SCHOOL PATHWAY COURSES UNLIMITED VFS MERIT TUITION SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT
Grade 9 80% -89% 90% – 95% 96% -100%
Art $100 $150 $200
Drama $100 $150 $200
Music $100 $150 $200
Exploration of IDM $100 $150 $200
Graphics $100 $150 $200
Grade 10      
Intro to Digital Film $100 $150 $200
Art $100 $150 $200
Drama $100 $150 $200
Music $100 $150 $200
Graphics $100 $150 $200
Intro to IDM $100 $150 $200
Grade 11      
Animation $200 $250 $300
Art $200 $250 $300
Concept Art $200 $250 $300
Drama $200 $250 $300
Music $200 $250 $300
Advanced Movie Making $200 $250 $300
Intro to IDM Asset Creation $200 $250 $300
Computer Science $200 $250 $300
Intro to IDM Coding $200 $250 $300
Graphics $200 $250 $300
IDM Design $200 $250 $300
Grade 12      
Art $250 $300 $350
Drama $250 $300 $350
Music $250 $300 $350
IDM Project Management $250 $300 $350
Futures in IDM $250 $300 $350
Advanced IDM Asset Creation $250 $300 $350
Advanced IDM Coding $250 $300 $350

 

Qualifying students must:

  • successfully apply to VFS within one calendar year upon graduating from Sisler High School,
  • be accepted into a VFS program,

Merit Entrance Scholarships: Vancouver Film School will offer entrance merit scholarships to Sisler students. These scholarships can range from $100 to $3,500 and are applied directly to the VFS tuition for successful students within the academic year period. VFS has discretion to modify scholarship values (e.g., increase scholarship amount) at any time.

  1. VFS EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA SCHOLARSHIP*

Vancouver Film School to set up two Media Excellence Entrance Scholarships to two students who meet the following criteria:

  • Student must be accepted (or has applied) into a VFS program before receiving scholarship,
  • Student must apply for scholarship,
  • Sisler staff to select the successful candidates,
  • Student successfully completed a minimum of 8 courses from the Sisler Media Pathway,
  • Student who has the highest average grade from the courses from 9-12 in the listed course pathway from section F of the MOU,

VFS Excellence in Media Entrance Scholarship: Vancouver Film School will offer two entrance scholarships to a Sisler students. The scholarship will be for the amount of $3000 applied directly to the VFS tuition for the successful student within the academic year period.  VFS has discretion to modify scholarship values (e.g., increase scholarship amount) at any time.

 

*NOTE: The Merit Scholarships and the Excellence in Media Scholarships are cumulative awards offered by VFS – a recipient of both the awards shall receive the additive/cumulative benefits of the scholarship amounts awarded.

 

 

  1. VFS HORIZON SCHOLARSHIP *

Vancouver Film School to set up One Horizon Scholarship to one student with a determined socio-economic need, and who meets the following criteria:

  • Student must be accepted into a VFS program (or has applied),
  • Student must apply for the scholarship,
  • Student successfully completed a minimum of 8 courses from the Sisler Media Pathway,
  • Student has established a proven level of excellence in the Grade 9-12 course pathway from section F of the MOU (Grade Point Average TBD),
  • Sisler staff to select the successful candidate by discerning socio-economic need as well as aforementioned criteria.

The Horizon scholarship recipient will be awarded a 50% tuition reduction applied directly to the total VFS tuition in an academic year for the following programs:

  • Acting Essentials
  • Acting for Film & Television
  • Sound Design for Visual Media
  • Digital Design
  • VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design
  • Animation Concept Art
  • Classical Animation
  • Animation & Visual Effects
  • Game Design
  • Programming for Games, Web & Mobile
  • Film Production Program

 

* NOTE:

  • The Horizon Scholarship is a stand-alone award – the 50% tuition reduction is exclusive and cannot be combined with the Excellence in Media or Merit Scholarships offered at VFS.
  • The program start date for Horizon Scholarship recipients is subject to seat availability during the 6 or 3 term intake of the desired program.
  1. VFS Programming Scholarships

Student must be accepted into a VFS program by no later than the end of April to be considered for scholarships. Vancouver Film School has set up 2 Programming Scholarships for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Student must be accepted (or has applied) to Programming for Games, Web and Mobile program within one calendar year of graduating from Sisler High School before receiving scholarship by the end of April 2017.
  • Student must apply for scholarship (below).
  • Sisler staff will consult with VFS Educational Administration and Admission in the awarding of the VFS Programming Scholarship each year.

VFS reserves the right to review and approve scholarship winners based on the mutually agreed upon criteria.

Student has enrolled and completed courses from 9-12 in the listed course pathway from section F of the MOU, (note: and/or satisfies the criteria determined by the scholarship selection committee).

Tuition reduction can be applied directly to the total VFS tuition in an academic year for the VFS Programming for Games, Web and Mobile program.

* NOTE:

The VFS Programming Scholarship is a cumulative award – and can be combined with the Merit-based Scholarship offered at VFS.


The VFS Programming Scholarship cannot be combined with an Excellence in Media or Horizon scholarship


The program start date for Scholarship recipients is subject to seat availability.

  1. Women in Technology Scholarship

Vancouver Film School has set up 2 Women in Tech Entrance Scholarship to a female student who meets the following criteria:

  • Student must be accepted (or has applied) the relevant VFS program within one calendar year of graduating from Sisler High School before receiving scholarship,
  • Student must apply for scholarship,
  • Sisler staff to select the successful candidates,
  • Sisler staff will consult with VFS Educational Administration and Admission in the awarding of the scholarships
  • VFS reserves the right to review and approve scholarship winners based on the mutually agreed upon criteria.

Female Student who has the highest average grade from the courses from 9-12 in the listed course pathway from section F of the MOU, (note: and/or satisfies the criteria determined by the scholarship selection committee.)

Tuition reduction can be applied directly to the total VFS tuition in an academic year for the following programs:

  • 3D Animation and Visual Effects – $4,000 Scholarship
  • Game Design- $5,000 scholarship
  • Programming for Games, Web and Mobile – $5,000 scholarship
  • Digital Design – $5,000 scholarship
  • Sound Design – $5,000 scholarship

The “VFS Women in Tech” Scholarships will be awarded by a Selection Committee, comprising of 2 faculty members from Sisler High School and 1 member from the VFS Admissions team. The Selection Committee will assess submissions based on students’ demonstrated academic excellence and future potential as a media professional. Sisler will consult with VFS Educational Administration and Admission in the awarding of the “VFS Women in Acting” Scholarships each year.  VFS reserves the right to review and approve scholarship winners based on the mutually agreed upon criteria.

NOTE:

The Women in Tech Scholarship is a cumulative award and can be combined with the Merit-based Scholarships offered at VFS.

The Women in Tech Scholarship cannot be combined with an Excellence in Media or Horizon scholarship. 

The program start date for Scholarship recipients is subject to seat availability during the 6 or 3 term intake of the desired program.

Old Sisler High School MST course codes which are applicable for VFS Merit Scholarship

CURRENT SISLER HS COURSES              FORMER SISLER HS COURSES           
Grade 9
Exploration of IDM
DM093V1S ILMR15S/IMHR15S
Grade 11
Intro to Asset Creation DM096V3S PCHR25S/DPHR35S – Storyboard & Script
IDM Design DM095V3S APSR3S – Applying Software – Game Design
Grade 12
IDM Project Management DM100V4S AWAR4S – Advanced App & Web Development
Futures in IDM DM101V4S IWAR4S – Intermediate App & Web Design
Adv. Asset Creation DM098V4S WEGR4S – App & Web Graphics
Adv. Coding for IDM DM099V4S GDDR4S – Game Design & Development