The Advanced 3D Animation Program consists of 24 required courses spread evenly over six 15-week terms, for a total study period of two years. Students will utilize additional studio lab time to complete assignments and projects which are geared toward providing students with real-world experience. Most courses have three hours of lecture and two hours of lab every week. Students will generally need to spend two out-of-class hours for every in-class hour. The program follows a pre-set curriculum and students are automatically registered into required courses each term*. Class sizes are limited to twenty-five (25) students.

Learning Outcomes

Within this two-year program, students will:

  • Make effective design choices to support narrative, character, and/or mood
  • Demonstrate the ability to research for inspiration, reference, accuracy, and incorporate findings into design solutions
  • Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology
  • Demonstrate advanced facility and flexibility with animation and technology and software
  • Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles.
  • Assemble a professional demo reel or portfolio demonstrating an understanding of the target market
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the production pipeline through successful participation in the collaborative / pipeline process
  • Clearly express creative thought processes, concepts and strategies using industry-standard vocabulary
  • Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge
  • Learn the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design
  • Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field of art and design

What is an academic year?
An academic year is the full, annual educational cycle of an institution. Langara Centre for Entertainment Arts runs four Advanced programs which last for two-years, and one Foundation program that lasts for one-year.

The two-year Advanced programs are comprised of six semesters. The one-year Foundation program is comprised of three semesters. All programs offer intakes of new cohorts in January, May, and September.

Spring Semester:
January 11 - April 23, 2021 
Semester Break: April 24 - May 9

Summer Semester:
May 10 - August 20, 2021
Semester Break: August 21 - September 6

Fall Semester:
September 7 - December 17, 2021
Semester Break: December 18, 2020 – January 10, 2021