3D animation and computer generated imagery
- Passionate about the animation industry, drawing and photography
- Able to visualize final product
- Perfectionist: concern for detail
step 1 : Choose your school
step 2 : Apply
To start your application, click on the purple button below. You will be redirected to the SRAM (Service régional d'admission du Montréal métropolitain) website. This organization manages all the admission applications for the institutions that are part of the CESTM (campus of higher technical studies of Montreal). Once your application has been reviewed, if you meet the requirements, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the school offering the program of your choice. This letter will be helpful to you for the next steps of your application process.
Approximate cost of studies (per year)
- Citizens of France (France-Québec agreement) : From $300 to $365
- Citizens of other countries: 17 594 $
- High School Diploma
- Submit a letter of intent which should provide the Program with information regarding the applicant’s aptitudes, skills and experience and the reason for seeking admission to the program. The student must also demonstrate an understanding of the profession by expressing his or her expectations upon graduating from the Program.
- Quantity: 15 copies of original artworks, 9” x 12” maximum size. Portfolio and artworks cannot be larger than 9″ x 12″. Portfolio should include: two separate pages of drawings from observation, each including the entire body (head, hands and feet) of the subject in various poses.
- Two separate drawings (each on a separate page) that demonstrate a two-point perspective of a room in your house. Each of the drawings should be from the same room, but from opposite corners.
- Two separate pages of character expressions and poses: characters should be original and done solely from the imagination, no copying of existing characters.
- A photograph of a 6” x 6” clay or Sculpey sculpture of one of your character designs. (Note: Super Sculpey® is a unique polymer clay, loved by artists, doll makers and animation studios around the world.)
- A flip book of a short animation, 60 frames minimum.
- The other eight pieces may be modeling or animation projects, drawings of people/animals/characters, photographs of original artworks, technical drawings, paintings or any other artwork. DO NOT include copies of existing cartoon characters, referenced art from existing artists, comic strips, comic books, manga or abstract works.
- Your artworks should be placed neatly inside a binder or folder with pockets, or a portfolio case.
- Must be eligible to take College English 603-101 (testing may be required)
- Must be eligible to take Basic French 602-100 (testing may be required)
- Be at least 18 years old once in Canada
Duration of studies
3 years or 6 semesters (full time)
Fall : March 14th
- Analyze characteristics and requirements of a project
- Produce a prototype or layout of the animation
- Able to model characters, props and setting
- Apply textures and colours to models
- Add lighting to scene; animate characters and incorporate other graphic elements to render final versions of scenes and characters
- Produce digital visual effects and compositing; work with motion capture data
- Modeler: translating concept art into 3D models of creatures, humans and other physical objects such as vehicles, furniture, trees and buildings, using 3D application software
- Animator: applying movement to human and animal models; infusing them with personalities and animating their subtle gestures. Animators can also animate other objects such as vehicles and spacecraft.
- Texture artist: adding final touches to grayscale models. Also: design visible surfaces that cover the architecture, environments, creatures and objects.
- Lighting and visual effects specialist: creating the ambiance in an animated film. Also: create effects of light and shade that make sets look real. Special effects animators produce special effects, such as tornadoes or asteroids, simulating the actions of air, fire, water and wind.
Obtaining a Quebec Acceptance Certificate
It is the first document to obtain when starting your immigration process. By clicking on the button below you will be redirected to a website describing all the relevant information about it.
Obtaining a Study Permit
There is a second immigration document that you will need to obtain. After receiving your CAQ, you must apply for a Student Permit, which you can do online. This application will be forwarded to a visa office that processes all applications from your country of citizenship or the country into which you have been lawfully admitted. If you click on the button below, you will be redirected to the website where you will find all the details. By clicking on the button below you will be redirected to a website describing all the relevant information about it.
Obtaining health and hospitalization insurance
All international students must hold a valid Canadian health and hospitalization insurance plan for themselves and their accompanying dependents, or they must be covered under a valid reciprocal social security agreement. Citizens of the countries listed below benefit from a reciprocal social security agreement made with Quebec and, as such, may be covered by the Quebec health insurance board (Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec – RAMQ) in the same way as Canadians or permanent residents of Canada. The countries are: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. For more information, please consult the reciprocal agreement. All other international students must hold a health and hospitalization insurance plan. The college you will be attending will provide you with information on how to obtain this insurance and the related fees.
Confirming your acceptance and paying the tuition fees
Your letter of acceptance will explain how to complete this final step.
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