Be an Animator.
Work on the cutting edge of 3D modern animation.
Work on the cutting edge of 3D modern animation.
The 3D Digital Animation program combines the core drawing skills required for work in animation with the enhanced tools and software savvy needed to work in today’s digital universe.
This program gives students the tools to excel in areas such as modeling, lighting, rigging, composition, design, texturing, sculpting, surfacing and visual effects.
Our students will showcase these enhanced skills throughout the year to professional production companies. This early opportunity to build relationships with those you will be applying to for work after graduation is invaluable.
The 3D Animation program at SchoolCreative focuses on the creation of digital art and animation. All students will also receive training in core drawing fundamentals. Digital design – modelling, rigging, lighting, composition and animation will be taught throughout the one year program. Experienced industry professionals, currently working in their fields will mentor students on the 3D concept; providing students the tools needed to create, polish and fully animate their creations. Students will work with current animation software, techniques and tools used throughout industry today, ensuring that upon completion of the program students will find themselves with a highly employable skill-set. Throughout the program, students will also meet with industry experts and guest speakers – giving them an opportunity to gain valuable insight, showcase their work and begin the professional networking process.
Foundry Nuke and Mari
Adobe After Effects
Graduates can gain employment as 3D designers, 3D animators, Riggers, Lighters and other creative positions essential to the gaming, tv broadcast, and feature film pipeline. This program was designed to deliver “all killer, and no filler” industry standard training; ensuring that all of our graduates are highly employable and equipped with tools that will allow them to move efficiently out of school and into the studio.
Students will leave this program with an industry demanding grasp of all the essential tools needed to be successful in the world of CG Animation and Design. Upon graduation, students will have learned skills, techniques and business know-how that will put them on track for employment and success in the 3D animation industry. With an added emphasis on business skills, students in this program will graduate as highly employable artists.
Over a period of 12 months, students in the 3D Animation program will be instructed in the fundamentals of modelling, rigging and other design skills. They will also be taught core drawing fundamentals over a dynamic 952 hour program of classroom instruction.
To qualify for full-time training in SchoolCreative’s 3D Animation Diploma Program:
Applicants with mature students status, and/or students whose first language is not English, below are the minimum scores required from any one of the following tests in English proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge. If necessary, we may also require a telephone or in-person interview.
Our animation programs have one intake per year occurring in September. Classes in this 47 week program typically run Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:30 pm with open lab time from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm Monday to Friday plus weekends. We are always accepting applications for upcoming terms, please find start dates below.
SchoolCreative also adheres to all provincial and federal holidays, for more information as well as a full list of British Columbian statutory holidays, please see our Statutory Holidays page.
School Creative will help you learn the skills you need in order to apply your craft on a professional basis. Why not get paid to do what you love?
For many people, tuition fees—and the costs associated with going back to school—can be an intimidating proposition. As artists, it’s easy to get blindsided by the reality of tuition.
Never forget what that dollar figure actually represents: an investment in your future.
And when it comes to the future, animation techniques will continue to influence popular culture for years to come.
In the ‘90s, Vancouver was home to breakthrough innovations in animation, most notably with the pioneering CG series Reboot. When it comes to the latest in computer animation technology, Vancouver also just happens to be the here and now.
Your talent is in demand. The question is, do you speak the language and possess the mandated skills to go forth in your journey.
If animation is what you love, SchoolCreative is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
Over 14,000 new jobs in video gaming, animation and visual effects will become available in the next few years
Over 800 animation, digital film, VFX, video game, mobile content companies in Vancouver alone ($3 billion industry)
The video gaming, animation and visual effects industry brings in over $1.2 billion in revenues a year
Vancouver has the largest hub of arts & tech companies in the world
97% of entertainment-tech job hires are from within Canada
Writers, Actors, Animators, Photographers and Game Designers; SchoolCreative’s instructors come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our talented faculty are more than just instructors, they’re working artists who are all currently excelling in their respective fields in Vancouver and beyond. Whatever discipline you may find yourself interested in pursuing, our mentors are keen to share with you their first hand experiences as working as artists in today’s creative arts industries. Check out our Faculty page to see what our instructors have accomplished.Meet The Faculty
One of the many great things that differentiates SchoolCreative from other educational options is our direct connection to the industry that you want to work in. We work every day with people from various facets of the animation, video game, writing and film, television & voice over industries and we want you to be able to work with them too. So, throughout your program we bring in a variety of industry experts who will help you up your game to a whole other level. Guest speakers vary by semester depending upon their availability, but check out who our students have worked with in the past!Guest Speakers