Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

3D Animation and Character Design

8 months
16478 CAD/year
7441 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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With every step of the 3D Animation and Character Design program of Fanshawe College, you’ll see your ideas and dreams come to life as you develop your creative concepts with like-minded creative classmates. 


Take your passion for 3D animation and design into the dynamic media technology sector

The 3D Animation and Character Design program of Fanshawe College is an 8-month graduate certificate designed for students to hone previous multimedia 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 design modelling, texture mapping and lighting, character design, video editing and audio effects creation. You will also develop your creative concepts while learning to plan and manage projects.

Graduates are prepared to work as a 3D animator, character designer, effects artist, storyboard artist and level designers for the film, video, computer animation and game industries. Graduates are also employed with companies creating television commercials, industrial and commercial videos and educational material, in addition to architecture and real estate design and promotion.

Study in the heart of London's digital media sector, at Fanshawe's London Downtown Campus. Your ability to create characters while nurturing your love of arts and design is the first step. Taking these passions into the dynamic media technology sector will be your destiny.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Life Drawing & Character Studies
  • Modeling Foundation
  • Animation for Characters-Intro
  • Pre-Production
  • Texture, Lighting & Rendering 
  • Anatomy & Character Study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • If you are an international student, contact our International department to learn about timelines for international applicants.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A College Diploma, or College Advanced Diploma, or College Graduate Certificate in:

  • Multi Media Design and Production
  • Interactive Media Design and Production
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Visual Arts
  • Broadcasting - Television
  • Interactive Media Specialist
  • Advanced Multimedia 
  • Broadcast Television - Digital Post-Production
  • Advanced Filmmaking
  • Visual Effects and Editing for Contemporary Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Game - Design


  • A Degree in Fine Arts, Media or Design 
  • An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
  • A combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above and completion of a portfolio*
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16478 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16478 CAD per year during 8 months.
  • National

    7441 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7441 CAD per year during 8 months.

Living costs for London

1037 - 1625 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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