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Capilano College
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
V7J 3H5

[P] +1 604.983.7516
[F] +1 604.984.4985
[E] animation@capcollege.bc.ca

Craig Simmons
Programs Coordinator
[P] +1 604.990.7854
[E] csimmons@capcollege.bc.ca

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Capilano College has an internationally recognized animation department, specializing in preparing students for careers in 2D, 3D, and Internet animation. Students have won national and international awards and grads can be found working at studios from Vancouver to England to Thailand.

Graduates are taught creative skills, preparing them for roles as directors and supervisors in animation production.

The animation department has recently been sought out by post-secondary schools in China and Malaysia and has partnered with them to design curriculum for their own animation programs.

The department is designed to resemble a working animation studio. Each student has his/her work station which is accessible 17 hours per day. There are two adjoining classrooms (first and second year) equipped with dvd, vcr, large screen TV, laserdisc player, paper punch, telephone,social/screening area. Digital Pencil Test Systems (4 units for 44 students)using the Perception Video Recorder, Hi-8 video cameras, 21" monitors and VHS tape decks. During Animation classes, the ratio is 4 pencil test systems for 22 students. Computer Lab 1: 22 PC stations with 3D Studio Max, Photoshop and Flash. Digital Animation Program: 22 high end workstations running the latest versions of Softimage XSI, 3D Studio MAX and Maya.

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Schools / Educational Institutions

2D / Traditional, 3D Computer Animation

career-ready graduates