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2D Animation & Digital Art

Langara College
1.5 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

About this program

2D Animation & Digital Art

The animation industry is one of the fastest growing global job sectors. Our 16-month intensive diploma program equips students with the skills they need to thrive in this exciting field.

Combine your artistic abilities with technical skills through our 2D animation and digital art program. Draw and design your own characters and bring them to life through animation, sound, and storytelling. You’ll learn how to capture movement and form through life drawing and how to move a project from storyboard to final product under the guidance of expert instructors. Students receive their own laptop (loaded with all the required licensed software) as well as a drawing tablet and external hard drive, all of which they keep after graduation.

This in-depth program prepares graduates for a range of roles in the animation industry. Our program runs for four consecutive terms to fast-track you into launching your career, simulating the intensity of working in a real-world production studio. Graduates will exit the program with a diploma from one of BC’s most respected public colleges and a professional portfolio and demo reel.

Admission requirements

  • Successful completion of B.C. Grade 12 English or Communications or equivalent
  • Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the College website.

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Program content

Term 1

  • Basic Digital Skills for Animation
  • Business Technology
  • Character Animation - Level 1
  • Introduction to Animation Industry
  • Life Drawing for Animation – Level 1
  • Professional Development – Level 1

Term 2

  • Character Animation – Level 2
  • Drawing for Animation Workshop
  • Digital Paint
  • Life Drawing for Animation – Level 2
  • Professional Development – Level 2
  • Character Design ;

Term 3

  • Layout and Production
  • Storyboarding
  • Life Drawing for Animation – Level 3
  • Professional Development – Level 3
  • Drawing for Animation
  • Digital Character Animation – Level 1
  • Final Project Workshop – Level 1

Term 4

  • Life Drawing for Animation – Level 4
  • Portfolio Production Workshop
  • Animation Production and Sound
  • Digital Character Animation – Level 2
  • Final Project Workshop –Level 2
  • Professional Development – Level 4

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information


  • The tuition fee for domestic students: $7390 CAD
  • The tuition fee for international students: $8275 CAD


Credential: Diploma

Continuing studies

  • 3D Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects
  • Digital Film Production Program
  • Advanced Animaiton Program
  • Advanced Game Design Program
  • Advanced Visual Effects Program

Career paths

Animation is a major industry in Vancouver, BC. Our city boasts over 60 VFX and Animation studios, which is the world’s largest cluster of domestic and foreign-owned studios. As well, BC’s post production and visual effects facilities work on commercials, music videos, interactive game content, animation, films and TV series. BC’s animation companies are some of the most prolific production developers of computer animation for TV and long-form CGI for feature films, commercials and interactive entertainment.

You will learn about the creative and practical processes behind animation as you develop artistic skills and digital techniques, which will prepare you to take on various roles in the animation and digital art field.

Our 2D animation program prepares you for a range of careers, including:

  • Digital Animator
  • Character Designer
  • Concept/Storyboard Artist
  • Concept Clean-up Artist
  • Level Designer
  • Layout Artist
  • Illustrator

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Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of...

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Langara College

100 West 49th Avenue
V5Y 2Z6 Vancouver British Columbia

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