Advanced Diploma On Campus

Animation - Digital Production

36 months
13852 CAD/year
2722 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Animation - Digital Production programme offered by the Durham College focuses on character performance and storytelling, supported by modelling and rigging, cinematics, lighting, surfacing, and design. 


Put your imagination to work in the exciting world of animation. You could be working on the latest TV series or animated feature, animating a triple-A game or doing visual effects for a Hollywood blockbuster. 

The production pipeline and career paths are studied in depth. The Animation - Digital Production programme offered by the Durham College will ensure you can handle any professional challenge in the animation, visual effects or games industries.

The Animation – Digital Production program was developed with input from veterans in the animation, games and visual effects industries and continues to garner enthusiastic support from studios and professional artists across the country. All of our professors come from industry, ready to share their knowledge and experience with students.


What you could be:

  • 3D artist (animator-modeller-rigger)
  • Animator
  • Compositor
  • Modeller and rigger
  • Layout artist
  • Production assistant
  • Visual effects artist

Where you could work:

  • Animation studios
  • Games studios
  • Entrepreneur
  • Post-production and visual effects studios
  • Pre-visualization studios
  • Web studios

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Animating 
  • Cinematic Arts For Animation
  • Creative Writing Techniques For Animation 
  • Drawing Anatomy 
  • General Education Elective 
  • Digital Image Editing For Animation
  • Modelling & Rigging 
  • Pre-Production Design

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.

Student insurance

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Portfolio of work


  • Experience with drawing and/or art production

Additional Requirements

In addition to the academic requirements, admission to this program requires the submission of a personal profile and a portfolio of artwork. The purpose of the portfolio is to allow students to demonstrate their drawing and creative ability. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13852 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6926 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    2722 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1361 CAD per semester during 36 months.

Tuition fee for international students - $6,820.03 for semester 3 and 4 and $6,819.89 for semester 5 and 6.

Living costs for Oshawa

1100 - 1700 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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