- Type: Diploma
- Location: Canada
- Duration: 2 Years
- Deadline: Ongoing
Course DescriptionAnimation for Game, Film, & Visual Effects
2-Year Professional Diploma
Animate Your Career to Life.
You’ve always been creative and had your finger on the pulse of the latest trends in technology. Video games are a bit of an obsession, and a career that requires a suit and tie is just not what you have in mind. Working with a team of talented colleagues on the next blockbuster game or animated feature is where you see yourself in the near future. It’s time to bring your dreams to life.
The Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects program gives you the hands-on training and experience you need to pursue your dream job in 3D animation. You will learn the latest animation techniques in an environment that is run like a fast-paced, real-world production studio. Former graduates of this program are now employed at top studios like:
Bardel Entertainment • EA Sports • Pixelyard • Blue Drop • Gogi Games • DHX Studios • Disney Interactive • Yeti Farm Creative • Slant Six Games • Nerdcorps Entertainment • Rainmaker Entertainment
Instructors at Centre for Arts and Technology are experts in what has become a quickly growing industry in Canada and across the globe. Our animation pros have lent their talents to numerous film and TV productions including: The Twilight Saga, District 9, and The Muppets Go to Oz; as well as video games such as: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Tiger Woods, NHL, FIFA and many more.
Working with these award-winning animation wizards, you’ll learn the key skills you need to become a sought-after animator yourself, including: 3D Animation-Modelling-Lighting-Texture-Rigging-Rendering-Compositing-Life Drawing-Character Design-Layout Design-Game Design-Level Design-Game Environment Design-Storyboarding.
In just 24 months, you’ll earn your professional diploma and come away with a knock-out portfolio and demo reel showcasing your talents to potential employers. These are just some of the career paths you could take with your two-year diploma in Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects:
- Character Animator
- Character Modeler
- Technical Artist
- Texture Artist
- Digital Artist
- Lighting Artist
- Concept/Storyboard Artist
- Compositing Artist
New for 2014: To set you up for success, you will receive a laptop loaded with the Adobe Creative Suite—yours to keep upon Graduation from the program! For added flexibility, you can also choose to complete your studies through a combination of in-class and online learning for a unique "hybrid" learning experience.
"Centre for Arts and Technology introduced me to friends with similar interests, a work environment unlike anything I’d ever experienced, and instructors who inspired me to be better."
– Evan Lewis