This program offers two specialized streams: 2D or 3D Animation, providing students with focused instruction depending on their interests.

Work towards a final capstone project of creating either a professional-level portfolio/demo reel or a short animation project that meets industry requirements for employment and entrepreneurial activity, in Canada and internationally. 


Career Pathways

The Animation Certificate Program will prepare you to explore many roles in the creative technology industry, including animator, animation director, animation producer, character design, and animation production design.

Program Goals

  • Comprehension of artistic and technical animation principles and standards of practice. 
  • Understand cinema vocabulary as it relates to a visual narrative for effective visual storytelling 
  • Personal creative content development for animation and motion graphics. 
  • Understanding of 2D and 3D software applications. 
  • Professional development and industry awareness. 
  • Completion of a capstone project of either a professional-level portfolio/demo reel or a short animation project.

View our Animation Certificate Program Guide for course descriptions and supplies list. 

Use this guide to envision your journey from beginner animator to your entry into the industry, where you’ll create impressive animation for a global audience. Follow this program block by block to see how the skills you build prepare you for a career in animation.

Courses begin: August 2021

WHEN: Evenings from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Online / Alberta University of the Arts