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Diploma in 3D Modeling for Animation and Games




What will I learn?

This program consists of 105 credits over 7 quarters.


Each three-month quarter of the program is comprised of tightly integrated, cohesive courses which are designed to provide the opportunity for students to accomplish specific, industry driven competencies and outcomes. Each course builds on the lessons of the ones before it and each quarter is a prerequisite for the following.

Graduates Learn

  • Concepts from foundation level design courses: design principles and terminology, research, critical analysis, prototyping, art design and animation.
  • Technical knowledge of design tools and software in accordance with current industry standards.
  • Practical understanding and application of the principles of animation and platform-specific design.
  • Professionalism through the process of conceptualizing, planning, executing, and delivering quality animation projects.
  • Ability to work on team-based animation development projects.



This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Career Opportunities

The 3D Modeling for Animation & Games diploma program is focused upon providing students with the opportunity to learn the fundamental artistic skills necessary to seek entry-level employment in Media Arts industries.

Entry-level employment opportunities for graduating students may include 3D Modeller, Character Modeller, Environment Modeller, Texture Artist, Lighting Artist, Technical Artist, Junior Production Designer, Render Wrangler, and a host of related entry level production positions.

Who Should Apply?

Students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready for a career change or to build on the skills they have.

  • Creatives with a strong focus in programming, math, physics and design
  • Interested in video games, technology
  • Eager to learn new skills related to programming and design
  • Computer savvy and familiar with various programs
  • Those who value merging creative endeavors with practical applications for an exciting career

Which department am I in?

School of Game Design & VFX

Study options

Full Time (105 credit hours)

Tuition fees
CAD$28,875.00 (US$ 21,536) per year
CAN $57,750 for the entire course

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

Start date

3 April 2023, 2 October 2023


School of Game Design & VFX

2665 Renfrew St.,


British Columbia (BC),

V5M 0A7, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Prospective students who wish to attend LaSalle College Vancouver and do not qualify as a mature student must have successfully completed the requirements for secondary school graduation or equivalent, as set by the recognized legal authority in the jurisdiction where secondary school was completed.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

IELTS (Academic): 5.5

TOEFL (Internet based): 75

Cambridge: B1 Preliminary for Schools (PET) 150+

CEFR: B1 (formerly known as B1+, i.e., @51 - 58 on GSE)


About LaSalle College Vancouver

Graduates leave industry-ready from LaSalle College Vancouver, which teaches creative programs that prepare students for meaningful careers.

  • Based in Vancouver, Canada
  • Creative degree, diploma and certificate programs
  • Up to 20 per cent tuition fee reduction scholarships
  • 7 creative schools covering game design to fashion

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