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Creative Arts & Design

3D Animation and Character Design

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year 16,826 CAD
  • Duration 1 year
  • Program type Postgraduate certificate
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date September

Program Overview

What Fanshawe College says about their program:
"Characters are the heart of every game, video, or marketing campaign. They're at the heart of your interest in 3D Animation, too. Bring your characters to life. Make them breathe. Give them a personality.
With the 3D Animation and Character Design program, you'll hone your previous multi-media skills into a valued and sought-after skill in the job market. You'll animate your ideas for game engines/development by life drawing and storyboarding, 3D modeling, texture mapping and lighting, character design, video editing and audio effects creation."

Admissions requirements

Applicants who are neither Canadian Citizens nor Permanent Resident smust have a valid study permit to register in any College course or program as verified by the Registrar

Diploma programs (two years): TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.0 / CAEL 60 / PTE 53 / CAE 169 Bachelor programs (four years): TOEFL 85 / IELTS 6.5 Postgraduate certificates (one year): TOEFL 88 / IELTS 6.0

Post-secondary programs (certificates, diplomas,

advanced diplomas) The standard academic admission requirement for undergraduate post-secondary programs is an Ontario secondary school diploma with courses at the General Level, or equivalent.

Unless otherwise indicated, the standard academic admission requirement for Graduate post-Secondary programs is a two or three year College Diploma, or a Degree.

In addition to the Standard Academic Admission Requirement, program eligibility criteria may include one or more of the following:

  • An Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED), with a minimum score of 450 in each band, or the equivalent, or other preparation as may be prescribed for mature students
  • A specified competence or skill level required for the program
  • The completion of any designated preparatory program

Fall Semester (September): application deadline 6-8 months before start of program. Spring Semester (January): application deadline 6-8 months before start of program.

For Aviation programs: application deadline at least one year before start of program.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees are established following the guidelines of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and includes a $500.00 non-refundable deposit.

Fees include the tuition fee, the incidental fee, the student activity fee, the student building fee, two health insurance fees, the technology fee and the athletics fee.

Scholarship opportunities may be available for international students who are currently enrolled and attending Fanshawe College with a valid study permit and international visa.

International Entrance Scholarship

This scholarship is for Latin American students, and has three requirements:

  • Good high school performance (75/100)
  • English proficiency 1 point above the minimum requirement
  • Community service

Visa requirements for Fanshawe College

Many international students will require a visa to study in Canada, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Canada student visa requirements