Accelerated degree pathway with Vancouver Film School

February 10, 2020
Cindy MacDougall

Royal Roads University has a new agreement with the Vancouver Film School (VFS) that allows students meeting qualifications to transfer into the third year of the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication (BAPC) at Royal Roads.

This accelerated degree completion pathway allows students to obtain a Royal Roads bachelor degree as well as a VFS production diploma in as few as two years of full-time study.

“Transfer agreements are really good for the students because it gives them credit for the education they’ve received at another institution and allows them to use that education towards getting a four-year degree and moving on with their career,” says BAPC Program Head Chaseten Remillard.

“This pathway partnership offers unparalleled value for VFS students wanting to earn an undergraduate degree and join the thriving creative economy,” says Scott Steiger, director of international admissions and business development for VFS. “Royal Roads University’s innovative BAPC program enhances VFS graduates’ educational experience for those seeking careers in public relations, advertising, journalism, marketing, or corporate, technical or web-based communication.”

Applicants who have completed one of four VFS diploma programs — Acting for Film and Television, Digital Design, Film Production, or Writing for Film and Television — with a minimum B (3.0/4.33) GPA can apply for admission to BAPC with their previous credits automatically accepted.

Once at Royal Roads, pathway students can choose to study for one year on campus or for two years of blended (online and on campus) study.

“A lot of students come to our program with many technical abilities but need the forward thinking that strategy and theory provide — that’s the real advantage of this transfer agreement,” Remillard says. “You bridge the two which takes the students’ employment prospects and creative projects to the next level.”

Royal Roads has developed transfer agreements with a broad range of educational institutions that allow a smooth transition from college to the university.