Program Details

3D Animation for Television and Cinema

Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
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About the Program

With LaSalle College Montréal's 3D Animation for Television and Cinema program (ACS), learn how to create visual effects for film, television, video games, and many other audiovisual and multimedia fields.

Practise on cutting-edge software and be ready to join the industry to put the skills and know-how acquired during your training to full use in 3D animation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Create functional storyboards and narrative frames for 3D animation.
  • Master computer animation and visual effects.
  • Organize and manage your crazy and creative ideas.
  • Understand and analyze the different aspects of the animation industry.

Profile

Successful 3D Animators for Television and Cinema have a unique combination of skills, including:

  • Animation Techniques

    Bring characters to life by conveying realistic movement, emotions, and actions.
  • Storytelling Understanding

    Create animations that enhance the story and contribute to character development and plot progression.
  • Technical Problem Solving

    Find creative solutions to ensure animations work smoothly within the technical constraints of the production pipeline.
  • Continual Learning

    Adapt to stay current with industry advancements and improve their skills.

Career Prospects

According to I Choose Montréal, Greater Montréal is one of the global capitals for visual effects, playing a significant role in the success of numerous films and television series.

Additionally, the globally acclaimed MELS studios, featuring soundstages and a team of seasoned experts, excel as a leading provider of film and television services in Canada.

Career Fields

  • Generalist 3D Artist for TV and Film,
  • 3D Animator,
  • Modeller,
  • Character or Environment Designer,
  • Composer,
  • Visual Effects Artist.

Diploma & Accreditation

This Attestation of College Studies (ACS) is accredited by the ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur of Québec and is internationally recognized.

ACS programs are part of continuing education and destined primarily for adults seeking to add value to their skill set or reorient their career.

Required Materials

A laptop computer is mandatory for study in this program.

Mentors may request other standard or student-licensed software mandatory for their courses to be installed.

Software Used: Maya, V-Ray, Premiere, Photoshop, Nuke, Z-Brush, 3DS Max, Unreal4, and Unity.

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Admissions Criteria

Exceptions to these admission criteria may be applied.

Every application is reviewed by the College.

To be eligible for acceptance into an ACS program, applicants are generally required to meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have computer skills that are deemed sufficient; and

  • Have interrupted their full-time studies for at least two (2) consecutive semesters or one (1) full school year; or

  • Have followed post-secondary studies for a period of at least one (1) year; or

  • Have a Secondary School Diploma (DES) or a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS), and the program allows them to receive a technical training that is not available in a DCS program; or

  • Have an equivalent education or an instruction deemed sufficient and meet the admission criteria set for college studies.

Academic Dates

LaSalle College has three annual start dates: fall, winter, and summer.

We accept applications at any time. Registration is open year-round.

Processing time:

  • Canadian applicants: up to two weeks,
  • International applicants: up to six months.

Submit your application as soon as possible to ensure a spot in your desired semester.

Note that applications are not processed until all required, validated documents and admission fees are received.

List of Courses

ACS programs are based on DCS program curricula, but do not have general education courses like French, English, or Philosophy.

Concentration Courses

  • Cinematographic Language (45 h)
  • Modeling (135 h)
  • Texture (75 h)
  • Animation (60 h)
  • Drawing (60 h)
  • Art Direction (45 h)
  • Professionnal Practice (105 h)
  • Special Effects (45 h)
  • Composition (45 h)
  • Synthesis Project (150 h)
  • Digital Drawing (60 h)
  • Environment Design (60 h)
  • Character Design (90 h)
  • Animation II (60 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute certain courses.

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