Digital Animation

Program Overview

This intensive and internationally recognized program gets you job-ready in 16 consecutive months. It is focused on production-style training and develops new skills for careers in:

  • Film

  • Television

  • Broadcast design

  • Game

BENEFITS

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

The Digital Animation program features:

  • A unique project-based learning experience that is well recognized within the animation and visual effects industry

  • An outstanding graduate hiring rate

  • 24/7 lab access and dedicated workstations

  • Small class sizes (maximum of 15 students per class)

  • One-on-one instruction from industry professionals, who collectively offer more than 1,000 hours of instruction

  • Assistance in producing demo reels to showcase your abilities to potential employers

  • Life drawing, acting for animation and storyboard training

  • Industry field placement opportunity

  • An active alumni network with the opportunity to build your own list of industry contacts

  • Opportunities to hear guest speakers and participate in workshops and company tours

  • Hands-on training provided will give you the edge you need to launch your career

 

CAREER OUTLOOK

Digital animation is a dynamic and growing industry that offers  many opportunities for graduates, both in Canada and abroad. Graduates of our program find work animating ang creating visual effects for feature films, television shows and interactive games.

 

Past graduates of the Digital naimation program, are currently working as:

  • 3D Character Animators

  • Lighters

  • Modelers

  • Riggers

  • Compositors

  • Level Designers for games

  • Texture Artists

  • Technical Directors

  • Visual Effects Supervisor

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Semester 1

   Animation Fundamentals*

   Broadcast Production*

   Intro to Maya*

   Character Design*

   Animation Theory*

   Compositing 1*

   Drawing for 3D Modelling and Animation

   Creativity in Context

   College Communications 1

   Social History of Design

 

Semester 2

   Modelling and Rigging*

   3D Character Animation*

   Matte Painting*

   Sculpting and Acting for Animation*

   Short Film COncept Development

  College Communications 2

  Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to                                                       Social Action

  

Semester 3

   Short Film Production*

   VFX Compositing*

   Tracking and Roto*

   Rendering and Lighting*

   Dynamics*

   Integrated Media

   GeneralEducation Elective

 

Semester 4

   Final Project Studio*

   Scripting*

   Field Placement

 

*minimum C grade required (60 per cent)

   

At A Glance

Successful graduates have worked on the following film, TV shows and video games, among others:

  • Fantastic 4

  • Fight Club

  • Final Fantasy

  • Full Auto (Xbox 360)

  • Happily N' Ever After

  • Harry Potter

  • Lord of the Rings

  • Monster by Mistake

  • Monster Federation (PC)

  • Over the Hedge

  • Panic Room

  • Pariah (PS2)

  • Pryzm: Legend of the Dark Unicorn (PS2)

  • Robots

  • Shark Tale

  • Strike Fighters:Project 1 (PC)

  • Stuart Little

  • The Matrix

  • The Warriors (PS2)

  • V for Vendetta

  • Wings over Vietnam (PC)