Red Deer Polytechnic

Applied Arts, Animation and Visual Effects

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Program Information

School:Red Deer Polytechnic
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects
Description:Students who complete the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Animation and Visual Effects will be well prepared for entry level jobs in mid to large sized animation studios, and they will also possess the skills and attributes to collaborate with others in the creative arts to develop independent projects that serve the animation and visual effects needs of local industry.

The program is built on a foundation of communication, storytelling, and traditional art skills, such as sculpting in clay and life drawing. Students are introduced early in the program to concepts of storyboarding, layout, coluor and light that will be applied to character animation in 3D software, digital sculpting, digital texture painting, compositing, and visual effects. In the 4th year of the program, students will be guided and supported in the creation of their own demo reels. Business and entrepreneurial skills will also be taught in the program.
URL:Applied Arts, Animation and Visual Effects at Red Deer Polytechnic
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $26,582
Careers:AnimatorsVideo Game Level DesignerVideo Game Designers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Minimum 60% in ELA 30-1 and a minimum 50% in a Group A, B, or C course or a 5-credit Advanced CTS course. Visit the Admissions page for detailed group descriptions.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)

* 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 October 26, 2021

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