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Learn 2D or 3D Digital Animation

Receive hands-on character animation training from our industry professionals at the Centre for Arts and Technology Kelowna, BC college campus or Langara college in Vancouver.

A career that requires a suit and tie is just not what you have in mind but working with a team of talented colleagues on the next blockbuster tv series or animated feature is where you see yourself in the near future. It’s time to bring your dreams to life. You’ll receive the character animation training to earn your professional diploma and come away with a knock-out portfolio and demo reel showcasing your talents to potential employers. When you join our animation program, will have practical know-how in the following key areas:

  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Character Cleanup and Design
  • Storyboard Revisionist
  • Layout Artist
  • Background Artist
  • Character Animation
  • 3D Layout
  • Creature Animation
  • Animation for Games

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 • EA Sports • WildBrain • Mainframe Studios • Yeti Farm Creative • Sony Imageworks • 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 or 72 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.

The Centre for Arts and Technology has 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.

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Learn from Experienced Industry Leaders

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.

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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