Seneca College


Program Information

School:Seneca College
Field of Study:Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects
Description:This six-semester diploma program is designed to give the student the skills necessary to succeed in both the traditional and computer animation production industry. Emphasis will be on the artistic application of the theories of motion, timing, storytelling, entertainment, and the use of the most current technology required to function successfully in the competitive world of 2D and 3D animation. Major components include pre-production, character and location design, writing, storyboarding, production, acting, timing, animation, post-production, lighting, compositing, editing and rendering.

Upon graduation, you’ll be proficient in the use of traditional animation theories, equipment and facilities, and will understand the many technical requirements of producing animation using the latest computer software. You’ll also be able to draw storyboards, design characters and sets, lay out scenes, light the environment and characters, and animate the character in a convincing and believable way. You’ll be able to produce believable characters in entertaining situations for broadcast on the web, television, film, or theatre.
URL:Animation at Seneca College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,734
International: $17,338

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U) or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 50] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to take up Pre-Admissions English test - Cost $55 (view Practice Test) and Drawing Test. Portfolio requirements: 8 1/2 x 11 photocopies done in pencil, conté, ink, pastel or charcoal that include 2 life drawings: must show entire body, including head, hands and feet of subject in various poses. 2 drawings of your own hand: drawn from observation; 2 object drawings: everyday items from around your home, such as: can opener, TV remote, stapler, etc. Choose items that clearly show perspective; 2 environment drawings: draw a twopoint perspective view of a room in your house from opposite corners - the horizon line should be at five (5) feet; and 2 original works of your choice: pick 2 pieces of art that you feel reflect the quality and scope of your skills.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 14, 2016