Centennial College

Animation - 3D

Program Information

School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
Field of Study:Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects
Description:The Animation - 3D program at Centennial College, in 16 consecutive months, prepares you to successfully launch a career in digital animation.

Facilitated since 1996 by the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design, the Animation - 3D program's intensive approach has become internationally recognized and has kick-started the careers of hundreds of talented digital artists.
URL:Animation - 3D at Centennial College
Length:16 Month(s)
Cost per year:*

This cost estimate is based on 4 semesters, and includes incidental fees.
Careers:AnimatorsVideo Game Level DesignerVideo Game Designers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older), and English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
After applying at ontariocolleges.ca, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to book the mandatory Animation - 3D program admission session, where you will submit a portfolio of work consisting of: 8.5x11 photocopies only (no originals please). Work can be done in any media, traditional or digital; 4-5 full figure life drawings in variety of poses (not drawn from photos); 2 drawings of hands (not drawn from photos); 1 portrait drawing (not drawn from photo); 1 still life using variety of household objects (not drawn from photo); 1 perspective drawing of a room in your house (not drawn from photo); 1 digitally created image using 2D software such as Photoshop or 3D software (Maya or similar software); your choice of subject; 1 page of original character design (not copies of existing work), with minimum of two full body poses and two facial expressions; and 1-3 pages of additional work; can be any of the following: 3D work, photography, sculptures, animations, paintings, extra life drawings, character/environment designs or a sketchbook. Note: Work should show your curiosity about the way things look and move around them. Animation is a means of creative expression, so a portfolio should demonstrate your ability to generate ideas.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 27, 2017

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