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3D Animation

3D Animation

Program Code:DAN
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

Specialize in 3D computer-based modeling and animation. As a student in this program, you’ll use the latest in high-end computer workstations and learn the tools to problem-solve, and to create industry ready demo reels using Maya, Nuke, Mental Ray and the Arnold Renderer. This two-semester program allows you to focus your career on 3D animation.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • A recognized degree or postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution in fine art, 2D/3D animation, photography, film/video, architecture or graphic design; OR
  • Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of related work experience may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
  • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.

Additional Requirements:

  • Portfolio 8 1/2 x 11 photocopies done in pencil, conté, ink, pastel or charcoal that include:
    • 6 life drawings: must show entire body including head, hands and feet of subject in various poses
    • 2 drawings of your own hand: drawn from observation.
    • 2 object drawings: everyday items from around your house such as a kitchen appliance, coffee maker, can opener, TV remote, stapler, etc.
    • 2 environment drawings: draw a twopoint perspective view of a room in your house from opposite corners; the horizon line should be at five (5) feet
    • 2 drawings of your choice: choose your best two drawings

Applicant Selection:

  • Applicants will receive notification of how and when to submit a portfolio.
  • Applicants are ranked based on the strength of their portfolio.
  • Admission to this program is competitive. Only the top ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program.

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
    • A background in one of more of the following: visual arts, classical animation, fine art, graphic design, or architecture/engineering or computer graphics
    • Experience with Windows operating systems
    • Additional experience with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere or any 3D program.

Fees

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Your Career

Our graduates are in high demand in this rapidly expanding field of film entertainment, television, gaming, forensics, interior design and industrial design. With your graduate certificate in 3D Animation, you'll find exciting career opportunities as a digital animator, modeler, character rigger, and 3D painting/texturing and lighting specialist.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI)
  • ACM SIGGRAPH
  • Computer Animation Studios Ontario (CASO)

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACT351 Acting for Animators
ANI101 Animation Principles
MAY721 Modeling 1 - Concepts
MAY724 Animation Tools
MAY730 Basic Rigging
MAY740 Lighting, Texturing and Rendering
MGL102 Life Drawing I
STR121 Storyboarding - Film Principles
 
Semester 2
DGT471 Advanced Digital Tools
MAY681 Project Development
MAY821 Advanced Modeling
MAY823 Lighting and Rendering
MAY824 Advanced Character Animation
MAY825 Dynamics/MEL
MAY830 Advanced Rigging
MGL202 Life Drawing II

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACT351 Acting for Animators
ANI101 Animation Principles
MAY721 Modeling 1 - Concepts
MAY724 Animation Tools
MAY730 Basic Rigging
MAY740 Lighting, Texturing and Rendering
MGL102 Life Drawing I
STR121 Storyboarding - Film Principles
 
Semester 2
DGT471 Advanced Digital Tools
MAY681 Project Development
MAY821 Advanced Modeling
MAY823 Lighting and Rendering
MAY824 Advanced Character Animation
MAY825 Dynamics/MEL
MAY830 Advanced Rigging
MGL202 Life Drawing II

Contact Us

For general inquiries and to arrange a tour:
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33850.
aac@senecacollege.ca
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Sharon Wong
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22807
Sharon.Wong@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Sharina Khan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33008
Sharina.Khan@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Sean Craig
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33615
Sean.Craig@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mark Jones
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33488
Mark.Jones@senecacollege.ca
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