Animation and Graphics

CampusStart Date
MiramichiSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Animators put imagination in motion. They are creative artists who work in diverse media sectors from entertainment to education. You’ll learn the technical skills to produce quality 2D show reels and story reels that will highlight your talent to future employers, particularly in the areas of animation keys, in-betweens, and clean-up. Our industry-acclaimed program is led by knowledgeable instructors who have work experience with Disney and Nelvana studios. From pop music videos to competitive websites, animators are chosen storytellers who get work fast.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    There are many different career options for animators. Animation and graphics students develop strong technical and creative skills in simulated studio environments, with the same professional standards they can expect to find in the animation industry.

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    NOC Codes

    5241 - Graphic designers and illustrators

    What you will learn

    • Traditional and 2D Digital Animation Tools and Techniques
    • Software Tools (i.e.: Toon Boom Harmony)
    • Life Drawing
    • Character and Prop Design
    • Location and Background Design
    • Animation Layout, In-Betweeens, and Clean-Up
    • Colour Theory, Styles, and Background Painting
    • Acting for Animation
    • Storytelling
    • Script Writing and Storyboarding
    • Special Effects
    • Compositing
    • Story Reel, Show Reel, and Portfolio Development
    • Career Planning

    Specific Considerations

    It is highly recommended that applicants of this program have a strong interest in traditional drawing skills. Still drawing, life drawing, and character design are major components of this program and critical to student success.

    The Animation and Graphics program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. See here for more information: L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).

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