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Diploma of Computer Animation - Digital Character Animation

Duration: 1 Year

Program information

Digital Character Animation Program offers you advanced  training in a specialized, highly sought-after computer animation skill. Designed in response to industry demand, this post-graduate program offers an exciting opportunity: With just eight months of study and the proper amount of dedication, character computer animation school graduates and young industry professionals can launch or advance their careers.

You’ll advance in your ability to create memorable characters/creatures, from script to storyboard to modelling and advanced rigging, all the way through to post-production. You will also:

  • Learn advanced computer animation techniques
  • Study and apply principles of acting and performance
  • Work on nuances of timing, dialogue and expression
  • Build up your portfolio
  • Showcase your creativity

instructors, all longtime veterans of the industry, will do more than work with you on your skills. They’ll also teach you good work habits as well --- the little things that can make the difference between mediocre work and outstanding character computer animation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Digital Character Animation program have a specialized, highly marketable skill that translates directly to the workplace. They enjoy a wide range of career opportunities in such industries as:

  • Film
  • Television
  • Advertising
  • Video gaming
  • Web design

Students often find work as computer and digital character animators, and in character modelling and rigging.

Admission Requirements


  • Computer Animation Program or equivalent


  • A postsecondary diploma or degree in the visual or fine arts


  • Four years of demonstrated competence through relevant work experience

Credentials earned at less than the equivalent of an Ontario College Diploma will not be considered as having met the academic entrance requirements. Weekend workshops and certificates of a one-year duration are not deemed equivalent.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of:

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience


  • Response to a questionnaire
  • Portfolio

A portfolio review fee is required with the submission.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.


ANIM 53650 Digital Character Methodology 1 6
SYST 59212 Digital Character Systems 1 6
THET 51930 Performance Analysis and Storytelling 3
ARTS 57280 Anatomy and Life Drawing 1 3
ANIM 54290 Digital Character Project Pre-Production 3
Total: 21
ANIM 55468 Digital Character Methodology 2 6
SYST 54941 Digital Character Systems 2 6
ARTS 53563 Anatomy and Life Drawing 2 3
ANIM 51132 Digital Character Directed Project 3
Total: 18

Note: Courses subject to change.



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