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:*
Provincial: $8,344
National: $8,344
International: $17,330

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation(C), University Preparation(U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older). Applicants must have completed Grade 12 English at either the (C) or (U) level. If applicant is a mature student, he/she must have completed the required prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or have obtained appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits. Grade 12 Mathematics and basic computer skills including Windows or Macintosh operating systems, word processing software, and spreadsheet software are also desirable.

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]

International students whose first language is not English must fulfill an English Proficiency requirement in order to qualify for application. English Proficiency requirements are as follows for consideration: A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based with no test below 20) - TOEFL code 9212, OR Academic IELTS with an overall minimum score of 6.0 (with no single test score below 5.5), OR CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 50.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
As this is an oversubscribed program, applicants will be required to attend a standardized orientation where they will complete a mandatory $55 pre-admissions screening test in English. Applicants must also submit an art portfolio showcasing their understanding of perspective and figure–drawing fundamentals as well as personal works, and may also be required to do a short on–hand drawing test while attending orientation. More information can be found on the school website.

* 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 June 04, 2014

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