Animation Theory and Practice, Certificate | Queen's University | Kingston, Canada
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Animation Theory and Practice

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The Certificate in Animation Theory and Practice offered by Queen's University offers students a unique and innovative opportunity to study animation in an interdisciplinary context that embraces hybrid, experimental approaches to the art form and fosters the innovative analysis of animated media from Classical Hollywood and Studio Ghibli to experimental and VR/AR animation.


Program overview

  • Students can take a wide variety of courses in animation history, theory and production. The course in Animation Theory and Practice is offered by Queen's University.
  • These courses teach students skills that can incorporated into animated films, video games, installations and/or new media projects, and that they can carry into careers in film curation, criticism, academia, or in the animation industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animation Festival Programming
  • Advanced Animation Production
  • Video Games and Culture
  • Special Effects and 3D Animation
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality App Development

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15 alternative credits

15 units


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A High School Diploma - A minimum of a 75% average with the following courses:
    • + ENG4U
    • + best five 4U/M courses
  • A 2-year College Diploma - A minimum of 2.9 CGPA
  • A 3-year College Diploma – A minimum of 2.6 CGPA
  • 1 full year of university – A minimum of 2.6 CGPA

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Kingston

1015 - 1615 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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