• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Humber College's 3D Modelling and Visual Effects Production certificate program focuses on both the conceptual and the technical, as you learn to master visual techniques to bring ideas to life. You will develop skills in modelling, texturing and lighting, as well as in visual effects, compositing and digital cinematography. 
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We employ a teaching process and course structure that requires content created in one course to be used to complete assignments in other courses. This “pipeline” process mirrors that of industry, allowing students to make a seamless transition into a real production environment.

The Humber College 's 3D Modelling and Visual Effects Production certificate program is designed by artists for experienced traditional artists and animators who want to either develop or transition their skill sets for employment in the 3D and visual effects industries. The faculty take their years of industry experience into the classroom, straight from the studio. Their collective experience and passion in the gaming, television and film industries is the driving force that ensures the program meets the current and future needs of the industry.

Program Benefits

  • Flexibility for industry professionals looking to develop new skills
  • Approved for second career candidates
  • Course curriculum taught and designed by industry professionals
  • Teaching process and course structure follows a “pipelines process,” mirroring the realities of a real-world production environment

Our program allows you to:

  • Manage work, family and study in a flexible schedule
  • Work your day job as you learn during evenings and Saturdays
  • Expand your career possibilities by learning new skills
  • Finance your education as you study
  • Bring your ideas to life


The 3D film industry has become a global multibillion-dollar business using the talents of modelers, animators and visual effects specialists. This dynamic program will prepare you to work for large or small production houses in the film, broadcast design, visual effects and gaming sectors. Besides the obvious need in the entertainment industry, the need for 3D content creators in other industries is growing every day. The fundamental skills learned in this course could be applied to any field that would require a 3D artist.

Humber 3D grads have found jobs at Ubisoft, ARC Animation, Intelligent Creatures, LucasArts, Soho VFX, Sinking Ship Entertainment, KeyFrame Digital, Mr. X, Frantic Films, and Snowball Studios, among others.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadline for equal consideration in the admission process: February 1. Post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Digital Painting
  • 3D Lighting and Rendering
  • Inorganic Modelling
  • CG Foundations and Technology
  • 3D Sculpting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A strong design and/or artistic background
  • Knowledge of either digital design software or a 3D computer animation program would be advantageous
  • Interested in learning and applying today’s newest technologies, computer literate, and solid knowledge of Windows graphical interface
  • Applicants will be required to submit a resumé and an art portfolio

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5337 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10266 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5133 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 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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