VFX Academy Application

Application Process

The application process involves TWO mandatory steps: 

Step 1:  Select Visual Effects Academy on MyEd when selecting courses

NOTE: If MyEd is no longer available please see your counselor. Your school MUST be notified of your request for an academy.

Step 2:  Complete the online form:  HERE

Are you coming to the Delta School District from another District to attend one of our Academies? If so please follow this link to out Out of District Application Form.

Please note there is limited space available; apply early to avoid disappointment. All Visual Effects Academy students, both new and returning, must apply each year. All students in Delta are welcome to attend The Visual Effects Academy at “The Studio” which is located near the bus loop in Ladner.

  • $3100 Visual Effects Academy (8 credits)
  •  $100 Application/Administrative fee (non-refundable)
  • $200 Clothing and Gear (non-refundable)
  • 20% of tuition due July 1st (Non Refundable after first day of Academy)
  • 40% of tuition due Week 1 of Academy
  • 40% of tuition due Week 5 of Academy
  • A payment schedule will be sent to you upon registration
  • The program can be paid for all at once should you prefer
  • Bursaries may be available with demonstrated need.  Apply early.

NOTE: Please note that payment of the Application Fee does not guarantee a spot in the academy but is required to hold your place in the queue. If your application is not accepted by Academy Programs, your Application Fee will be returned to you. 

Refund and Exit Policy
  • Once the program has started all requests for exiting the program shall be made in writing to Jennifer McKee at jmckee@deltaschools.ca and be made in collaboration with a counsellor from the student’s home school
  • Withdrawal prior to program start date will result in loosing the 20% deposit
  • Withdrawal after the start will result in loss of all monies paid
  • $100 Application/Administrative fee (non-refundable)
  • No refund on uniforms/clothing and/or gear regardless of withdrawal date
  • If a program is cancelled a full refund will be issued
Application Process for New and Returning Students
  • A parent or guardian must complete the application form
  • Submit the completed application form. All applications are date stamped upon receipt. Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 10, as students will be accepted into the Academy based on space availability
  • Approximately mid- March, you will receive information on how and when to pay. Your deposit payment will be processed June 1. This includes the last month of Academy fees
  • You will receive an acceptance letter from the Delta School District once there is a sufficient number of applicants to run the program.
  • Once all Film Production Academy spaces have been filled, accepted applicants will be placed on a wait list.  The Delta School District will notify applicants if space becomes available.
Out-of-Catchment Students Out-of-catchment students may attend South Delta Secondary full time or on a part-time basis. Students planning to attend South Delta Secondary full time must contact the Student Data Coordinator at the school and arrange to:
  • Select courses for the upcoming school year
  • Bring the student’s last report card
Out-of-District Students Out-of-district students must attend a Delta school to participate in an academy program. Once accepted to the Film Production Academy, please contact the Student Data Coordinator at South Delta Secondary and arrange to:
  • Complete a Delta School District registration form
  • Complete a Non School District application form
  • Select courses for the upcoming school year
  • Bring the student’s birth certificate and proof of residency
  • Bring the student’s last report card
Transportation & Information:
  • Parents/or guardians are responsible for getting their child to and from this academy.
  • Program is located near the Ladner bus loop