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1 yr (3 semesters)
Trafalgar Road Campus
For details on how this program will be delivered for the Winter 2022 term, please see the delivery modes for all programs.
Working in the Sheridan Centre for Animation and Emerging Technologies (SCAET), you'll advance in your ability to create memorable characters/creatures, from script to storyboard to modelling and advanced rigging, all the way through to post-production.
Sheridan has an arrangement with the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design (IADT) in Ireland. Graduates of Sheridan’s Digital Creature Animation post-grad certificate program from 2009 or later can apply to IADT to earn their master's degree in 15 weeks.
Sheridan's professors, all longtime veterans of the industry, will do more than work with you on your skills. They'll also teach you good work habits as well – the little things that can make the difference between mediocre work and outstanding creature computer animation, modeling and rigging.
Sheridan's Digital Creature Animation program offers you advanced training in a specialized, highly sought-after computer animation skill. Designed in response to industry demand, this post-graduate program offers an exciting opportunity: With just ten months of study and the proper amount of dedication, creature computer animation school graduates and young industry professionals can launch or advance their careers.
Image credit: Perry Lin
Sheridan is a proud partner of SideFX — the company behind the Oscar-winning 3D animation software Houdini.
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Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
|ANIM 54579||Digital Creature Project Pre-Production||3|
|ANIM 50036||Digital Creature Methodology 1||6|
|SYST 56367||Digital Creature Systems 1||6|
|ARTS 53431||Anatomy and Life Drawing 1||3|
|ANIM 53672||Digital Sculpting Tools||3|
|ANIM 56693||Digital Creature Directed Project||3|
|ANIM 58634||Digital Creature Methodology 2||6|
|SYST 55142||Digital Creature Systems 2||6|
|ARTS 50004||Anatomy and Life Drawing 2||3|
|ANIM 54178||Digital Creature Capstone Project||8|
|ANIM 52758||VFX Industry||2|
Credentials earned at less than the equivalent of an Ontario College Diploma will not be considered as having met the academic entrance requirements.
A thorough understanding of 3D CG modelling, rigging, texturing and lighting (Maya or Houdini preferred) as well as basic character animation skills are essential factors to qualify for this program.
Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of:
A portfolio review fee is required with the submission.
Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted to ontariocolleges.ca at the time of application.
Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES. A general (document-by-document) or a comprehensive (course-by-course) assessment is required.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
Graduates of our program have a specialized, highly marketable skill that translates directly to the workplace. They enjoy career opportunities in such industries as: film, television, advertising, video gaming and web animation. Students often find work in character modelling/rigging.
Sample job titles of our graduates include:
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Notes: Fees shown are for three academic terms.
Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:
All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!
Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.
Earning your master's in 3D animation can open up a world of exciting and promising career possibilities.
It demonstrates a high calibre of academic and professional achievement, and will be an asset to finding employment in the industry. A master's degree is also necessary for those who want to pursue an academic career, such as teaching at the post-secondary level.
Sheridan is proud to offer an agreement with the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design (IADT), near Dublin, Ireland—the first of its kind in Ontario.
Sheridan graduates who hold a post-grad certificate in Computer Animation or Digital Creature Animation from 2009 or later can apply to IADT and earn their master's degree in a 15-week study abroad program.
Eligible students who have their post-graduate certificate must also complete a 7-week (42 hour) research methodologies course at Sheridan and successfully complete the application process before they can study at IADT.
Applications for the first cohort will be accepted in August 2019 for a January 2020 start, and in May 2020 for a September 2020 start.
Students wishing to study 3D animation abroad must apply to IADT with:
IADT may call shortlisted candidates for interview via Skype.
Applicants with English as a second language must demonstrate a competency in English.
Students are responsible for securing the appropriate visa for their study period. IADT will produce a letter which confirms the student is registered in order to help secure the necessary visa.
Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.
Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.
Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.
Full-time 1 year Program code: PCDCA
|Sep 2022||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||Available|
The talent of our students and graduates says it all. Check out this sample of work from students in our Digital Creature Animation – Technical Direction program.
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