36 months
5524 CAD/year
5524 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma Animation program at Algonquin College provides students with training in traditional, 3D, 2D tradigital and video game animation techniques. 


The Animation program of study at Algonquin College includes animation, life drawing and design courses focusing on all facets of animation including performance-based character animation, location design, character design, gestures and anatomy studies.

Graduates gain the knowledge, skills and techniques required to work effectively as animators using a variety of tools within a professional animation or game studio.

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are creative and think visually.
  • Enjoy a hands-on approach to learning about the animation and game industries.
  • Have strong observational and analytical skills.
  • Have an aptitude for acting and storytelling.
  • Are eager to learn new drawing and animation techniques using new technologies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Life Drawing for Animation 
  • Animation Design 
  • Animation Practices and Principles 
  • Animation Drawing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).
  • Submit a portfolio of 10-15 samples illustrating artistic ability. The portfolio must include samples of formal life drawing, perspective drawing, and fantasy or cartoon drawing. Details of an additional home drawing test will be sent upon receipt of your application. Samples of work to be submitted for assessment must be 8-1/2 x 11. 
  • Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 80, with the minimum of 20 in each component.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5524 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2762 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    5524 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2762 CAD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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