Capilano University

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2D Animation and Visual Development

Capilano University

Faculty:Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts - School of Motion Picture Arts
Field of Study:Animation, Interactive Tech., Video Graphics and Special Effects
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $15,287
International: $31,417

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.

Careers:AnimatorsVideo Game Level DesignerVideo Game Designers


The 2D Animation & Visual Development Diploma is a full-time two-year career program that focuses on drawing, design and classical animation skills.

In the program, you'll study historical and current techniques of the animation industry to boost your skills in design elements, form, timing, character design and industry principles.

Taught by industry professionals, the animation courses at CapU will help you develop an impressive portfolio of your work to show to future employers.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    High school graduation required.
    Application Notes : English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you've received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      Portfolio and interview are required. Applicants may be required to complete a drawing exercise.

      Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

      Note: All B.C. applicants must release their grades to CapU via the BC Ministry of Education at Student Transcripts Services (STS). Please do this as soon as possible.

      * 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.

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