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Animation and Game Development

Available as a three-year program

Animators make movies, bring video games to life and help build apps. In this program, students can specialize in character animation, 2D/3D animation, gaming, visual effects, computer graphics, web design or mobile applications.

This program allows students to connect with their passion of playing video games and watching computer-generated media and animation by challenging students with cutting-edge development for a variety of mediums. Specialize in character animation, 2D/3D animation, game design and development, visual effects, motion graphics, Virtual Reality development, web design or mobile applications. Under the guidance of faculty with industry experience, students learn production-proven tactics for generating AAA level content for Games, Film, Animation, and Visual Effects.

Please note: The program name on the Ontario College application portals is Interactive Media Development – Animation & Game Development. Upon successful program completion, students will receive an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Interactive Media Development – Animation & Game Development.


This program will be delivered in-person for the Winter semester. For more information, please visit our Winter 2022 Program Delivery page.

  • Credential
    • Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma

  • Start Date

    September entry

Find your career

You could work in 2D and 3D computer animation, game design, game content creation, visual effects or web design and development.

  • Positions include computer animators, CGI artists in the entertainment or game industry, media content providers, and web designers and developers.
  • There is increasing demand for 3D artists in the architectural and industrial fields.
  • Entry-level salaries in these industries vary from $35,000 to $39,999.* Senior animators and supervisors can earn $100,000 and higher.
  • Entrepreneurship and communications training also prepare students for freelance work.

*Source: Employment Profile Provincial Report, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Our grads get great jobs

  • Technical Director, Nelvana
  • 3D Artist, Jellyfish Pictures
  • Compositor, Prime Focus Productions
  • Game Development, Funcom
  • 3D Artist, Arc Productions
  • Mobile App Developer, BlackBerry Ltd.

Is it for you?

Students come to this program from artistic or technical backgrounds. What they have in common are:

  • Artistic ability
  • A vivid imagination
  • Computer literacy
  • A strong work ethic

Experiential learning

Gain a competitive edge in the job market with instruction in the entire range of the production process. Develop hands-on skills in our cutting-edge facilities featuring:

  • The latest workstations and editing systems.
  • A motion capture system.
  • Leading industry software including Maya, Unreal 4 and the Adobe Master Suite.
  • Tailor your studies in third year with independent production courses and a choice of streams in animation, visual effects or gaming.
  • Get valuable on-the-job experience during a real world placement.
  • You will finish the program with professional practices and job search skills, as well as an impressive portfolio of work.

 

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