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Diploma in Animation - 3D Centennial College




Course info


The Animation - 3D program at Centennial College, in 16 consecutive months, prepares you to successfully launch a career in digital animation.

Facilitated since 1996 by the School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design, the Animation - 3D program's intensive approach has become internationally recognized and has kick-started the careers of hundreds of talented digital artists.

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College.

This program focuses on production-style training and offers a unique project-based learning experience that is applauded within the animation, visual effects and game industries. You develop skills for careers in:

  • Animation
  • Film
  • Television
  • Broadcast design
  • Games

Companies Offering Jobs

The Animation - 3D program boasts outstanding graduate hiring rates. Successful graduates have worked on films, TV shows and video games that include: Fantastic 4, Fight Club, Final Fantasy, Full Auto (Xbox 360), Happily N'Ever After, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Monster by Mistake, Monster Federation (PC), Over the Hedge, Panic Room, Pariah (PS2), Pryzm: Legend of the Dark Unicorn (PS2), Robots, Shark Tale, Strike Fighters: Project 1 (PC), Stuart Little, The Matrix, The Warriors (PS2), V for Vendetta, Wings over Vietnam (PC).

Program Highlights

  • The Animation - 3D program gives you 24-hour access to labs and workstations.
  • Subjects covered also include life drawing, acting for animation and storyboard training.
  • Class sizes are small, at a maximum of 21 students per class, giving you the opportunity to work closely alongside industry professionals who collectively have amassed more than 1,000 hours of instruction.
  • Training is enhanced by industry-leading guest speakers, participatory workshops and company studio tours.
  • You are assisted in producing demo reels that showcase your abilities to potential employers.
  • This School of Communication, Media, Arts and Design program boasts an industry field placement. While this opportunity is unpaid, it lasts eight weeks and offers valuable on-the-job training and industry contacts. You will be provided with a list of Toronto studios accepting interns. When seeking industry field placement opportunities you will be required to make direct contact with animation studios.
  • An active alumni network allows you to build your own list of industry contacts.

Educational Partners

Qualified graduates of Animation - 3D may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Our partners include:

  • Algoma University, Ontario
  • Seneca College, Ontario
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario
  • University of Wilfred Laurier, Ontario

Career Outlook

  • 3D character animator
  • Lighter
  • Modeler
  • Rigger
  • Texture artist
  • Technical director
  • Compositor
  • Level designer for games
  • Visual effects supervisor

Areas of Employment

Grads are fully prepared to launch careers in animating and creating visual effects for:

  • Feature films
  • Television shows
  • Interactive games

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Diploma in Animation - 3D.

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees

CAD$16,532.00 (9,41,492) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Centennial College

Ashtonbee Campus,

75 Ashtonbee Road,


Ontario (ON),

M1L 4C9, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)

English Language Requirements::

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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