Profiles of Schools/Colleges in Canada (CA) Offering Animation, Design, Gaming, and Media Related Programs

Just north of Vancouver in the shadows of the breathtaking rainforests and ravines of British Columbia’s Lynn Canyon Park sits Capilano University. Enjoying both the expansive wilderness to its north and the lively metropolitan Vancouver area to its south, students at Cap (as it’s affectionately dubbed) have the choice of vibrant two-year diploma programs in 2D Animation, 3D Animation for Film & Games, and Digital Visual Effects.

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An introductory note from the editor:  

We started publishing US based regional and national lists in 2012 in response to myriad emails from aspiring animators seeking advice regarding the "best" schools in the US. The US-centric lists have been well-received, so much so that we now receive frequent requests to publish rankings of international animation schools. ACR staff writer and Social Media Manager Tom Fronczak managed and authored this year's Top 100 International Animation Schools rankings. In preparing this year’s list, we surveyed over one hundred animation schools across the globe. Our end-goal is to give students access to ample information so they can make an informed decision about the school they choose to attend and the program they pursue.  

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Degrees Offered:  2 Year Diplomas in 2D Animation, 3D Animation for Film and Gaming, Digital Visual Effects.

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Rocket Sky 3D Animation School

Tuition Information:  $100 Registration fee to secure your spot after acceptance. $5,400 Tuition fee due a week before commencement date.

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With a few dozen studios right outside their door and an enviable roster of global industry partners, Vancouver Film School has developed a solid reputation as a results-driven school with an industry pipeline where students learn the craft of animation. Boasting three distinctive programs that appeal to aspiring animators- 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Classical Animation, and the new Animation + Concept Art program- students migrate to British Columbia’s gleaming city on the water from around the world to fast-track their careers.

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Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design

Degrees Offered: Concept Art for Animation & Video Games, a 4 year Diploma Program Art & Design, Classical & Computer Animation & Production, a 4 year Diploma Program

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NSCAD

Tucked within the Canadian maritime city of Halifax, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design boasts a long and distinguished tradition as an epicenter for the arts and culture. It has continuously attracted acclaimed faculty members and international visiting artists who have left indelible marks on generations of students and locals alike. Indeed, NSCAD is as much a part of Halifax as icy long winters and warm hospitality are.

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St. Clair College

For our latest spotlight Q&A, we’re heading north to Ontario, Canada’s most populous province and home to a mighty 3-year animation program that’s worth all the attention it gets. Since its inception over a decade ago, St. Clair College’s Tradigital Animation Program has risen to prominence at a break-neck speed, attracting top talent with its highly selective admission process while carefully cultivating the next generation of animators (many of whom can be found in Hollywood).

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Seneca College

Seneca College may be Canada’s largest college (with multiple campuses in the greater Toronto area), but more importantly from our perspective is that it’s home to a powerhouse animation department on everyone’s radar. Seneca’s esteemed animation program boasts a rigorous 3 year curriculum with working faculty members who carefully cultivate the next generation of 2D and 3D artists (many of whom can be found working in little known studios such as Pixar, Disney and Blizzard).

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