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2D Character Animation Diploma Program

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1 Year


CAD $10,200

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    Program Description

    We are Victoria’s oldest and largest animation college! As a Toon Boom Harmony Centre of Excellence since 2015, Edison College Canada (ECC) is constantly training and inspiring artists to participate in the country’s booming digital arts and entertainment economy. The 2D Character Animation program is a one-year intensive Diploma program designed to get students ready for a career as a 2D Character Animator. Students will learn through live practical demonstrations and theory followed by guided in class assignments.

    All courses are designed to flow one into the other with the culmination of 2 personal projects. All of which will be brought together into a Demo Reel and Portfolio website, giving the students the resources to start a career as an animator while fostering their individual passion and drive through the variability of personal projects.

    Tuition Includes:

    • Emmy Winning 2D Animation Software – Harmony 22
    • Storyboard Pro 22 to seamlessly integrate with Harmony 22
    • Toon Boom Certification
    • Free Computer configured for 2D Character Animation


    Digital Tools

    Animation - Practical Skills & Theory 2

    Draftsmanship - Character Design

    Business Practices for Animation

    Portfolio Prep - Demo Reel/Website

    Art Theory & Design

    Draftsmanship - Life Drawing

    Character Rigging

    Portfolio Prep/Demo - Personal Project 1

    Animation - Practical Skills & Theory 1

    Draftsmanship - Perspective / Backgrounds Design

    Intro to Storyboarding

    Portfolio Prep/Demo - Personal Project 2

    Admission Requirements

    High School Graduate or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years or older prior to starting the program

    Meet one of the following English Language Proficiency requirements: Minimum Grade 12 English (Domestic Students) Overall IELTS 6.0, CLB Level 7, Duolingo score of 95-100, or VCA test score of 67/100

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