Animation - 3D

Animation - 3D (2016-2017)

How to Apply
Formerly 3D Animation, Art and Design

Program Code



Program Length

Six semesters, beginning in September



Contact Information

Cory Avery, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4466


The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $6,995.69
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Approximately $1,000 per year for books and supplies.

Note: Students of this program will need to own a high-end computer and peripheral devices (Wacom Tablet, external hard drive (HD), etc.). This expense will be in addition to the costs for books, digital resources and supplies.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
• Mature student status
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program.

Our Program

With Humber’s Animation – 3D diploma program, you can develop well-rounded knowledge and skills that include strong art and animation abilities and a solid understanding of the latest computer animation technologies. Our program is developed in response to the input of our industry advisors. Learn the way the pros work – use the same software and tools used by professionals to transform creative thoughts into compelling images and design.

Develop a blend of the most relevant digital and analog art skills and an understanding of the creative and technical processes involved. Become familiar with the theories of art and put them into practice as you learn to draw, visualize and effectively apply colour principles. Translate your traditional art and design skills into models of characters, objects, scenes and virtual worlds. Build skills in cinematography so that story continuity and believability become the hallmarks of your productions.

Go beyond the surface impression of moving objects to get to the heart of 3D animation – telling an engaging story that captures the hearts and minds of your audience.

List of Courses

Semester 2

Semester 3

Select 1 from the following courses

Semester 4

Select 1 from the following courses

Semester 5

Semester 6

How to Apply

Your Career

Pour your creative ideas and your technical skills into a dynamic career in the fast evolving field of 3D animation, where your chances to progress are only as limited as your imagination. The rapid advancement in computer technology, combined with skyrocketing global demand for animated entertainment, cable and satellite TV, and the Internet, has led to a surge in career opportunities for those who have the expertise to tell effective stories and create compelling digital characters and worlds in 3D.

You can steer your 3D animation career into the film animation industry. According to box office statistics for 2014, four of the top 10 grossing movies were strictly animated films – and that does not take into account that all top 10 movies contain computer-generated imagery (CGI).

Another significant source of employment for animators is the video game industry. In Canada alone, in 2011, this industry employed nearly 27,000 people and contributed approximately $1.7 billion in economic activity. With a projected growth rate of 17 per cent over the next two years, the hiring of new graduates is expected to increase markedly.

Enjoy the excitement of a vibrant industry where innovation rules, new ideas are appreciated and opportunities for advancement are plenty. Apply your talent, skills and ingenuity to creating everything from special effects for live-action and animated films to broadcast graphics for games, television and commercials. Or, pursue roles in CGI, character animation, lighting, rigging, rendering or technical directing.


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