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Animation - 3D


Advanced Diploma


Program Code: AN311

Campus: North

Length: 6 semesters starting in September

Pour your creative ideas and your technical skills into a dynamic career in the fast-evolving field of 3D animation. Rapid advances in computer technology combined with skyrocketing global demand for animated entertainment across multiple platforms has led to a surge in career opportunities. Upon graduation, you will have the expertise to tell effective stories and create compelling digital characters and worlds in 3D and the experience and skills to create special effects and graphics for:

• broadcast television and commercials
• live-action and animated films
• video games and other real-time applications 

You’ll also be set to pursue opportunities in CGI, character animation, lighting, rigging, rendering or technical directing.

Our program will allow you to develop a blend of the most relevant digital and analog 2D and 3D art skills, as well as an understanding of creative and technological processes. Using relevant industry software and tools, you’ll learn to translate traditional art and design into models of characters, objects, scenes and virtual worlds. You'll also develop cinematography and design skills, setting you up for a place in a vibrant industry where innovation rules, new ideas are appreciated and opportunities for advancement are plenty.

Courses

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 5 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

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    Portfolio

    Applicants will submit a portfolio that includes 10 examples of original work. A variety of media is ideal (e.g. drawing, painting, musical, written and photography) to evaluate how you work creatively with different tools.

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    Written Statement

    Select three (3) of the pieces in your portfolio. For each of the three (3) pieces, in 150 words, describe why you chose to include that piece in your portfolio. (max 150 words per description).

    Submission Instructions

    https://mediaarts.humber.ca/support/submission-instructions.html

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $6,724.16
  • international: $19,807.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,843.17 $2,843.17
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,362.08 $3,222.72
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,843.17 $2,843.17
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,362.08 $3,222.72
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,843.17 $2,843.17
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,362.08 $3,222.72
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,843.17 $2,843.17
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,362.08 $3,222.72
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,843.17 $2,843.17
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,362.08 $3,222.72
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,843.17 $2,843.17
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $3,362.08 $3,222.72

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,174.59 $9,174.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,174.59 $9,174.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,174.59 $9,174.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,174.59 $9,174.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,174.59 $9,174.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $9,174.59 $9,174.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,693.50 $9,554.14

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i7 (Quad 4) Intel i7 (Quad 4 or higher)
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Memory 16GB of RAM Expandable to 32 GB (Required for 2nd and 3rd semester NEST students)
Storage 250 GB storage space Solid State Drive (SSD) preferable
Other Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)

Additional Costs

Approximately $1,000 - books and supplies (for two semesters). Students of this program will need to own a high-end computer and peripheral devices (Wacom Tablet, external hard drive (HD), etc.). This expense will be in addition to the costs for books, digital resources and supplies.

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Cory Avery, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4466
cory.avery@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: August 4, 2020