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Advanced College Diploma - Animation
Advanced College Diploma - Animation

Advanced College Diploma - Animation

  • ID:PU10002
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • College Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR

  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR

  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

  • Program Eligibility

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).

  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject-specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.

English Requirements

  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band;OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT) Overall 80, with a minimum of 20 in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.

Course Information

The three-year Animation Ontario College Advanced Diploma program provides you with the skills needed to meet the standards of the demanding international animation industry. As a student attending one of the best animation programs in Canada (as ranked by Animation Career Review, 2019), you learn industry-standard technologies, drawing and animation skills.

This program focuses on acting and body mechanics and where you learn traditional, 3D, tradigital (using Toon Boom`s Harmony) and video game animation techniques. Our faculty members are industry professionals who have worked for studios such as:

  • Disney

  • Sony Image Works

  • Mercury Filmworks

  • Jam Filled Entertainment

  • Atomic Cartoons

  • Warner Bros. Animation

  • Corus (Nelvana)

  • Pip

  • Kratts

  • Ubisoft

Gain the ability to communicate your ideas through drawing, and to present them visually. Learn to see images in motion - a skill necessary for an animator, and ensure your animated creations are realistic and meet industry standards.

Focus is on layout, location and character design, gesture drawing and anatomy studies of the NUDE model, all culminating in performance-based character animation.

By the end of the program, you have a portfolio and demo reel that showcases your work. This highlights your creativity, skills and proficiency with relevant animation software and technologies, demonstrating that you are ready to enter the field.

There are many job opportunities for graduates of this program. You may find work as a(n):

  • animator at a professional animation or game studio

  • layout artist

  • location or character designer

  • 3D animator, rigger or modeller

  • background artist

  • tradigital rigger

Other employment opportunities might include working on feature films, animated TV series or commercials.

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Level: 01

  • CodeCourse Name & DescriptionHours

  • ANI1550 Animation Design I

  • ANI1557 Animation Practices and Principles I

  • ANI1559 Environmental and VIsual Problem Solving I

  • ANI1592 Animation Drawing I

  • ENL1813M Communications I

Level: 02

  • ANI1523 Life Drawing for Animation II

  • ANI1551 Animation Design II

  • ANI1558 Animation Practices and Principles II

  • ANI1593 Animation Drawing II

  • ANI1618 Character Design I

  • DSN2100M Design Thinking

  • ENL1839 Scriptwriting for Animation

Level: 03

  • ANI1552 Life Drawing for Animation III

  • ANI1553 Animation Design III

  • ANI1567 Character Animation I

  • ANI1634 3D Animation I

Level: 04

  • ANI1555 Animation Design IV

  • ANI1590 Character Animation II

  • ANI1607 Life Drawing for Animation IV

  • ANI1635 3D Animation II

  • GED1288 General Education Elective

Level: 05

  • ANI1578 Life Drawing V

  • ANI1626 2D Digital Animation I

  • ANI1627 Independent Study I

  • ANI1628 Masterclass I

  • ANI1629 Gesture Drawing for Animation I

Level: 06

  • ANI1584 Life Drawing VI

  • ANI1586 Business Studies for Animation

  • ANI1630 2D Digital II

  • ANI1631 Independent Study II

  • ANI1632 Masterclass II

  • ANI1633 Gesture Drawing for Animation II

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates may find employment in the booming animation industry in local (Ottawa) studios, or Canadian animation centres like Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Vancouver or with studios around the world. Animation grads are sought after with a hiring rate in the +90% range with 100% employer satisfaction according to post graduate surveys. Third year students might also have the opportunity to work in a studio during part of the school year. There are also opportunities for advanced learning to earn a degree through our articulation partners.

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