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3D Animation for Game, Film, & Visual Effects

Langara College
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Program description

3D Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects

The animation, visual effects and gaming industry is one of the fastest growing global job sectors. Our two-year intensive diploma program equips students with the skills they need to thrive in this exciting field.

Over the course of 24 months, our students work with industry-standard software and hardware under the instruction and mentorship of industry professionals and animation experts. Students will gain experience in character design, modelling, drawing, environment design, compositing, texturing, rigging, lighting, rendering, game design, level design, and storyboarding.

This in-depth program prepares graduates for a range of roles in the 3D animation, visual effects and gaming industry. Our program runs for six 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

Year 1

  • Basic Digital Skills for Animation
  • Business Technology
  • 3D Animation & Modelling–Level 1
  • Digital Paint
  • Drawing for Animation Workshop
  • Foundation of Art and Design for Animation
  • Production Techniques
  • Professional Development–Level 1
  • 3D Animation and Modelling–Level 2
  • Introduction to Classical Animation–Level 1
  • Life Drawing for Animation–Level 1
  • Pre-visualization
  • Storyboarding
  • 3D Animation and Modelling–Level 3
  • Character Design
  • Game Design Production
  • Introduction to Classical Animation–Level 2
  • Introduction to Digital Sculpting
  • Life Drawing for Animation–Level 2
  • Professional Development–Level 2
  • 3D Animation–Level 1
  • 3D Modelling–Level 1
  • Employability Skills–Level 1
  • Advanced Lighting,Texturing, and Compositing–Level 1

Year 2

  • Character Design–Level 2 ;
  • 3D Animation–Level 2
  • 3D Modelling–Level 2
  • Advanced Lighting, Texturing, and Compositing–Level 2
  • 3D Animation–Level 3
  • 3D Modelling–Level 3
  • Employability Skills–Level 2
  • Job and Career Development
  • Life Drawing for Animation–Level 3
  • Professional Development–Level 3
  • 3D Animation–Level 4
  • 3D Modelling–Level 4
  • Employability Skills–Level 3
  • Advanced Lighting, Texturing, and Compositing–Level 3
  • 3D Animation–Level 5
  • 3D Modelling–Level 5
  • Life Drawing–Level 4
  • Portfolio Production Workshop
  • Professional Development–Level 4

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

  • The tuition fee for domestic students: $8390 CAD
  • The tuition fee for international students: $9150 CAD


Credential: Diploma

Continuing studies

  • 2D Animation & Digital Art
  • Digital Film Production Program
  • Advanced Animation Program
  • Advanced Game Design Program
  • Advanced Visual Effects

Career opportunities

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. 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 technical skills and techniques preparing you to take on various roles in film, gaming and visual effects.

Our 3D animation program prepares you for a range of careers, including:

  • Character Animator
  • Character Modeler
  • Technical Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Digital Artist
  • Lighting Artist
  • Concept/Storyboard Artist
  • Compositing Artist

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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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