2020 Application Process
Thank you for your interest in the animation programs at Capilano University. Please follow the directions on this page carefully in order to avoid delays and disappointment. The portfolio submission process is outlined below.
All successful applicants to the animation programs must have strong artistic skills and a desire to continually improve. This is an essential requirement of the industry and is therefore a prerequisite skill for the animation programs.
Click the bar above to read about the animation programs and portfolio advice.
Send your academic transcripts directly to the Capilano University registrar. You may apply for more than one program in the same term on one application. If applying for the summer program and fall programs separate applications are required. When you receive your student number, complete step 3 below.
Do not send portfolios to us in the mail. Please follow the instructions in the Animation Admissions kit and on this page carefully so you know what to submit.
Online Portfolio Submissions
Portfolios are uploaded to the online portal SlideRoom and should be easy for us to view.
Traditional and hand drawn will need to be scanned and uploaded to SlideRoom. If you don’t have access to a scanner check your local library or school. In a pinch a digital camera will work, however the quality will likely not be as good due to lighting issues (like using a flash). Photographing artwork on an overcast day without a flash will give better results.
Portfolio review and selection will take place during the months of March and April. Make sure that your completed application is submitted prior to submitting your portfolio. The portfolio deadline for summer and fall 2020 is February 28. Candidates may be assigned a simple design exercise or requested to attend an interview to complete the selection process.
By the end of March or early April applicants will be contacted by email and/or phone with the results of their application and portfolio.
You can complete this process any time from now until February 28, 2020. Late applications will only be accepted if there are not enough qualified candidates selected from the portfolio reviews. In the meantime, you can begin to work on your portfolio.
If possible, applicants should attend one of our free open house sessions before they apply, in order to see the facilities, talk to students, observe their work and ask questions.