Great teachers, awesome peers, nice facilities, and tons of hands on learning. You really do get out of it whatever you put in, and you will be surrounded by people who are putting in a lot.
It's pretty openly competitive, and the structure of the curriculum/final projects/industry night ensures that everyone is constantly under pressure to perform. If you aren't putting in late hours on classwork, you will fall behind. If you aren't actively networking and making connections with peers, faculty, and the local game scene, you won't get your money's worth. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, it probably isn't.
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Vancouver Film School (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in March 2011.
Hiring manager called to setup and interview for the next day. It was Friday and I showed up for the interview. 60 min interview. I was interview by two people. very technical . One of them was listening all the time.
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