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Animation and VFX Career Training in North Vancouver


Capilano University has a long history of successful training in the film and animation industries. We have intensive programs in classical 2D and 3D animation as well as digital visual effects that lead to careers as animation designers, storyboard artists, layout artists, 3D modelers, texture artists, effects artists, compositors and animators. Browse our graduate galleries and see what you could be creating if you were in one of our programs!

3D Animation for Film and Games

Curriculum information, portfolio requirements, advice and deadlines are all available on the website.

Games, TV and feature films – you love them all. Using the latest software we’ll teach you what you need to know to create amazing 3D characters, environments and animation. Get ready for a fantastic artistic journey and onwards to a rewarding creative career.

2D Animation & Visual Development

Curriculum information, portfolio requirements, advice and deadlines are available on the website.

We love to draw and haven’t forgotten it’s the most important skill set for designers and animators! Learn the core foundation skills in drawing, design and classical animation.  Then start your career in 2D animation or continue in our 3D  Animation program.

Animation Fundamentals

July & August Portfolio Development

It all starts here –> Our summer program is geared towards developing your drawing, design and 2D computer animation skills. Ideal for those looking to start creating or refining a portfolio for entry into a full-time program.

Digital Visual Effects

2-year Diploma Program

Learn the latest techniques for creating amazing effects for  television and film projects and create an amazing demo reel. From working on set shooting film to creating amazing effects shots using particle and fluid simulation systems and much more.

Bosa Centre for Film and Animation Open House date –
February 8, 2020 11:00am-3:00pm

This is your opportunity to see our animation programs first hand. Join us in the Nat and Flora Bosa Center for Film and Animation building to learn all about 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Digital Visual Effects and Animation Fundamentals Summer Intensive.

Tour our state-of-the-art facilities, enjoy live demonstrations and hands-on workshops, attend an information session and have your portfolio reviewed by working alumni, senior students and faculty. You’ll also be able to meet the students and instructors who make our programs so great!

Don’t forget to bring your portfolio if you would like feedback before applying to the programs.

For details, click here.