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Duration

30 weeks

Tuition

$6,459

  London

Sep 7-Apr 1

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

no

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.

Fanshawe College’s 3D Animation and Character Design program is an 8-month graduate certificate designed for students to hone previous multi-media skills into a valued and sought-after skill in the job market. Animate your ideas for game engines/development by life drawing and storyboarding, 3D modelling, texture mapping and lighting, character design, video editing and audio effects creation. You will also develop your creative concepts with like-minded and creative classmates, while also learning to plan and manage projects. With every step of the program, you’ll see your ideas and dreams come to life.

Graduates are prepared to work as a 3D animator, character designer, effects artist, storyboard artist and level designer for the film, video, animation and game industries. Your skills will help you land jobs with companies creating television commercials, industrial and commercial videos, and educational material. How about architecture or real estate designs and promotions? These days, your skills will take you to limitless places.

What You’ll Learn

  • Execute creative concepts and ideas through a variety and combination of techniques including hand drawn, computer generated, 2D and 3D storyboards and animatics.
  • Create sophisticated models for the entertainment, medical, and architectural industries.
  • Create 3D characters and creatures ranging from life-like and anatomically correct, to cartoon and anime styles.
  • Combine texture mapping, shaders, lighting environments, animating cameras and ‘rigs’ for 3D models and characters in animation sequences.
  • Synthesize a wide variety of digital effects in the creation of environment and creature materials and textures.
  • Apply 3D techniques that demonstrate characters with realistic motion and a full range of emotion in animated characters.
  • Incorporate 3D animated characters with composited backgrounds utilizing special effects.
  • Utilize a variety of digital applications including video and audio editing software and technologies.
  • Integrate sophisticated technologies into 3D animated films, videos and games.

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Student Reviews (2)

Fanshawe College

Advanced Filmmaking at Fanshawe

Mitchell Brhelle

London • January 25, 2021

Graduated From

Film & Television Production

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

As a university graduate, the Advanced Filmmaking program at Fanshawe was an incredibly welcome change of pace. It’s allowed me to focus on the hands-on aspect of filmmaking that I did not have the chance to learn while in University. The shift from ...

As a university graduate, the Advanced Filmmaking program at Fanshawe was an incredibly welcome change of pace. It’s allowed me to focus on the hands-on aspect of filmmaking that I did not have the chance to learn while in University. The shift from reading theories and essay writing to producing content and connecting with my fellow filmmakers was exactly what I needed.

The environment of AFM is a lot more intimate than the university experience. You are always working in groups to create projects and receiving constant feedback from the professors. If you want to learn the ins and outs making a film, and meet the people who are going to help you do it, there is no better place to go than Fanshawe’s Advanced Filmmaking program.

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe Filmmaking

John Hofman

London • October 28, 2020

Graduated From

Film & Television Production

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

3 stars

Curriculum:

3 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars
I did film at Fanshawe and it delivered what it promised. Some of my instructors were awesome while others were so-so. I grew up in London and stayed close to home but realized after I was in the program that there are other schools in Toronto that have a...

I did film at Fanshawe and it delivered what it promised. Some of my instructors were awesome while others were so-so. I grew up in London and stayed close to home but realized after I was in the program that there are other schools in Toronto that have a better reputation. Also people talk about Fanshawe's "slacker vibe", but you don't have to fall into that trap. You can find slackers at every school. In the end, I have a stable job in my field and I live in Toronto. So no regrets, but make sure you put in the work and start networking from Day One.

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