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Put your imagination to work in the exciting world of animation. You could be working on the latest animated TV series or feature film, animating a triple-A game or doing visual effects for a Hollywood blockbuster.
Animation – Digital Production is a program in 3D and 2D digital animation, which focuses on character performance and storytelling, supported by modelling and rigging, cinematics, lighting, surfacing, and design. The production pipeline and career paths are studied in depth.
This challenging and diverse program of study will ensure you can handle any professional challenge in the animation, visual effects or gaming industries.
Check out a video here of work created by students in this program.
Note: this program has additional and recommended requirements. Please visit the Admission Requirements tab for further information.
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Year one domestic: $2,722 (CAD) Year one international: $13,852 (CAD)
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The Animation – Digital Production program was developed with input from veterans in the animation, games and visual effects industries and continues to garner enthusiastic support from studios and professional artists across the country. All of our professors come from industry, ready to share their knowledge and experience with students.
Each year,* the School of Media, Art & Design (MAD) looks forward to hosting our annual MAD
48–hour Film Challenge where four participating programs (Broadcasting – Radio and Contemporary Media, Media Fundamentals, Photography and Video Production) suspend most classes for a four-day week of filming. Hundreds of students participate under guidance from MAD staff, faculty, and admin. Students are mixed into interdisciplinary groups and given 48-hours to produce, shoot, and edit their very own short film. Each group, typically comprising seven or eight students, is also given a line of dialogue, a genre, a prop and a character type, all of which must appear in their short film. MAD also runs a 48-hour Stop-motion Animation Challenge at the same time for students in the Animation – Digital Production program.
The finished films from both Challenges are juried by industry professionals at the Oshawa Cineplex Odeon (yes, there are prizes). The screening is free and open to the public.
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*Due to COVID-19 restrictions and public safety regulations, the 2020 event that would normally run in the first week of September has been postponed; MAD will make every effort to run the Challenge in spring 2021.
Submission of a portfolio of artwork. The purpose of the portfolio is to allow students to demonstrate their drawing and creative abilities.
The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyCampus.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2020-21 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes. Students should refer to their timetable for the most up-to-date course information.
Durham College offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include:
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.
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