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2D Animation & Digital Art
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15-month 2D Animation & Digital Art Program

In only 15 months, you will learn all about the 2D Animation World! Animated Characters are no longer only seen on the big screen – they’ve worked their way into online games, apps, TV commercials…though media is ever-changing, our connection with animated characters will always remain! You will break into the job market with a professional portfolio and demo reel, showcasing your talent and your style to potential employers!

You will have practical know-how in the following key areas:

  • Digital Animator
  • Character Cleanup and Design
  • Storyboard Revisionist
  • Layout Artist
  • Background Artist

Hone your skills on the leading software programs, such as Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Autodesk Sketchbook, Adobe Photoshop, Animate, AfterEffects, Premiere Unreal Development Kit, Substance Painter, Pixologic ZBrush, Harmony ToonBoom.

Real-World Experience

Alumni of this program are now employed at top studios like Bardel Entertainment • WildBrain • Titmouse • Yeti Farm Creative • Atomic Cartoons. Rainmaker Entertainment Graduates of this program have worked on: Independence Day • Resurgence • FIFA • UFC • Need for Speed • NHL • Storks • Fantastic Beasts • Where To Find Them • TMNT • Emmy Award-Winning – King Julien • Dinotrux.

Key Information:

  • Delivery: In-class
  • Duration: 60 weeks
  • Starts: October
  • Credential: Diploma
  • Wages: Average base salary is $77,829/year
  • Credit Transfer (Articulation): Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have partnered to create the CAT-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling CAT graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business.

A solid grasp of 2D Animation remains one of the key foundational skills many studios look for in hiring animators!

Similar Options: 3D Animation

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Centre for Arts & Technology courses are taught by respected industry professionals, dedicated to helping others get their start. Instructors all have years of experience working in the field and know what it takes to make it in today’s workplace. Centre for Arts & Technology schools are more than hallways and classrooms, instructors and students. We’re a community that will nurture you along your educational journey, provide challenges and opportunities, mentorship and motivation, and will foster a collaborative environment where you can reach your full potential.

The Centre for Arts and Technology has now partnered with Langara College, Continuing Studies to offer our 2D Animation & Digital Art and 3D Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects programs at Langara’s downtown Vancouver campus!

Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have also partnered to create the CAT-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling CAT graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business.

The heart of the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, BC is known for its unique climate offering students a virtual four-season playground. Our campus facilities include:

  • Contemporary audio recording studios
  • Photography and film studio outfitted with wall and lighting grid
  • State-of-the-art interior design, veterinary, animation, and technical labs
  • Numerous edit suites and computer labs with industry-standard software and hardware
  • Students lounges where we host numerous events throughout the year
  • Over 10,000 square feet of learning space

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