Diploma in Advanced 3D Animation

Animation brings characters to life. Our Advanced 3D Animation Diploma program provides you with a comprehensive 3D animation skillset. It will allow you to confidently enter production-ready roles in the fast-growing film and television industries, encompassing live action and full CG Animation productions.

Shaped for students with an established background in art, this program prepares students for a rewarding career through expert-taught courses, interactions with and feedback from industry representatives, and a program curriculum crafted to develop artists into skilled and specialized professionals ready to launch their own journey into digital production.

Leveraging the strength of the curriculum from Academy of Art and our new facilities in the heart of Vancouver’s animation district, this diploma supports students through a two-year, full-time program that offers comprehensive coverage of core practical and artistic skills. In addition to training students for a career after graduation, the program enables students to hone their strengths and shape a specialized professional focus.


3D ANIMATION DIPLOMA Graduates will be prepared for many rewarding positions in the film and animation industry including:

  • 3D Animator
  • Character Animator
  • Rigger
  • Modeler
  • Surfacing Artist
  • Lighting Artist
  • Colour Key Artist
  • Environment Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
  • And more…

Graduates who earn their Diploma in Advanced 3D Animation will have the opportunity to continue their studies at the Academy of Art in San Francisco with advanced standing.

Software/Hardware Highlights

  • Maya
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • Houdini
  • Arnold
  • Substance
  • Premier
  • ZBrush
  • Shotgun
  • Greenscreens
  • On Premises and Cloud Render Technology
  • Access to Motion Capture