2D Animation & Visual Development Diploma
Fine & Applied Arts, School of Motion Picture Arts
The 2D Animation & Visual Development Diploma is a two-year career program that focuses on drawing, design and classical animation techniques.
Students learn about animation and animation design. Many graduates find successful careers in TV animation or learn fundamental skills that ensure their success in further studies.
- Develop interpersonal and leadership skills through collaborative and applied projects. demonstrate the skills, theoretical knowledge, and professional attitude necessary to function as a 2D production artist in the animation industry
- Develop a plan to continue with lifelong learning, creative achievement, and professional growth
- Work in a creative production in a professional, responsible and confident manner
- Define and apply the concepts and production skills required to develop professional quality animation from initial concept through final production
- Develop interpersonal and leadership skills through collaborative and applied projects. demonstrate the skills, theoretical knowledge, and professional attitude necessary to function as a 2D production artist in the animation in
- Create and maintain a professional portfolio that meets industry expectations and showcases their artistic and technical achievements
- Demonstrate the knowledge, dedication and work ethic required to be a successful member of a production team
- Collaborate on team projects while being responsible for creating and managing time, resources and outcomes
Tuition and Fees Per Year
Program Requirements and Outlines
|ANIM 103||Design Elements I||3.00 credits|
|ANIM 104||Studio: Gesture and Form||2.25 credits|
|ANIM 105||Western Cinema: Animation||3.00 credits|
|ANIM 116||Timing and Principles||3.00 credits|
|ANIM 117||Intro to Character Drawing||3.00 credits|
|ENGL 100||Academic Writing Strategies||3.00 credits|
|First Term Credits Required||17.25|
ENGL or CMNS 100 level or higher
|ANIM 106||Quadrupeds and Effects||3.00 credits|
|ANIM 107||Character Animation I||3.00 credits|
|ANIM 108||Design Elements II||2.25 credits|
|ANIM 109||Adv. Drawing Techniques I||2.25 credits|
|ANIM 110||Production Design||1.50 credits|
|Second Term Credits Required||15.00|
|ANIM 200||Character Animation II||4.50 credits|
|ANIM 201||Visual Storytelling||3.00 credits|
|ANIM 202||Adv. Drawing Techniques II||2.25 credits|
|ANIM 203||Digital Production Tools||2.25 credits|
|ANIM 204||Adv. Production Design||3.00 credits|
|Third Term Credits Required||15.00|
|ANIM 205||Character Animation III||3.00 credits|
|ANIM 206||Studio: Drawing Master Class||3.00 credits|
|ANIM 207||Vis Dev and Concept Design||3.00 credits|
|ANIM 208||Professional Studies||3.00 credits|
|ANIM 209||Emerging Technologies||1.50 credits|
|ANIM 210||Entrepreneurship in Animation||1.50 credits|
|Fourth Term Credits Required||15.00|
Continuation Requirement: Students must successfully complete all courses in one term before continuing to the next term.
Application & Document Deadline
Course Registration & Waitlisting
Fee Payment Deadline
NOTE: Dates are subject to change.
- BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
- Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
- Interview and portfolio.
- Applicants may be required to complete a drawing exercise.
Have questions about this program? Get in touch with an admissions advisor.