Who doesn't love a great story? From humankind's earliest carvings on stone walls to today's multimedia experiences, storytelling is one of our most engaging forms of expression. Animators and graphics professionals are creative artists that bring ideas and images to life in media sectors from entertainment to education. We work far beyond just the world of cartoons, putting our skills to work in video game studios, web design, marketing and advertising agencies, publishing, and more. Do you love to draw or sketch? Do you dream up wonderful stories or characters in your head? Turn your creativity into a dream career in animation and graphics.
In our Animation and Graphics program, you'll learn the technical skills to produce quality 2D showreels and story reels that will highlight your talent to future employers, particularly in animation keys, in-betweens, and clean-up. You'll receive training in industry-standard computer animation software in a professional studio environment, and you'll be taught and mentored by knowledgeable instructors who have work experience with iconic industry leaders, including Disney and Nelvana. Enroll today in our Animation and Graphics program and put your imagination in motion.
The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.
Animation and Graphics is a multi-billion-dollar industry with related career opportunities ranging from graphic arts technicians who design page make-up, layout and lettering, and prepare production materials for press, electronic, or multimedia publishing to 2 and 3D animators and visual effects specialists and supervisors who work on content for the web, TV, movies and video games.
Part of the reward of working in our industry is developing your own signature style and working on projects that suit that style best. From pop music videos to killer websites and games, if you're good at what you do, you'll be able to find opportunities to make your creative mark in the industry.
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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.
NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.
Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.
52111 - Graphic arts technicians
52120 - Graphic designers and illustrators
53111 - Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators
Institution: University of New Brunswick Saint John - Faculty of Business
Information: Bachelor of Applied Management Degree
NBCC graduates of any 2 year diploma program with a GPA of 70% or greater receive 2 years full credit toward this degree and will be eligible to enter year 3 of the 4 year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) program.
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