DIGITAL ANIMATION PRODUCTION

The Digital Animation Production Diploma (DAP) program at Edmonton Digital Arts College is designed to meet the growing need for qualified entry-level animators who demonstrate professional skills in storyboarding, 2D & 3D animation, modelling, rigging, and animating all aspects of a digital environment. Additionally, learners will develop a strong understanding of the processes and business aspects of the animation production cycle.

In the DAP program each student develops a unique portfolio that demonstrates a personal style and high-level professional skills. Graduates from this program enter the job market showcasing the skills of animators in two areas of specialization: game design or film & video production.

FACULTY

Cody Schiebelbein, Core instructor
Logan Foster, Sessional instructor
Devon Carlson, Teaching assistant

TERM

40 WEEKS (10 Months)

TUITION

$17,000.00

SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT

$1,000.00

INTAKES

There are two intakes per year, April and September. Apply early as class sizes are limited to 15 students per intake.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Over the ten months of the Digital Animation Production program, you will develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge to be an animator. All of EDAC’s programs are divided into three main phases: Foundations, Implementation and Specialization.

FOUNDATIONS (MONTHS 1-4)

In the first phase the Digital Animation Production program you will begin to develop your knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Tools and basic principles of 3D modelling
  • Materials, rendering and lighting
  • UV mapping, texturing, and baking
  • Digital sculpting and retopologizing
  • Tools and basic principles of animation
  • Body mechanics, balance and force
  • Character performance

IMPLEMENTATION (MONTHS 5-7)

In the Implementation phase you will begin to specialize in production development of one of two areas, 3D character models and environments or character animation including pantomime animation and acting with dialogue.

SPECIALIZATION (MONTHS 8-10)

In the final phase of your program, you will focus on developing your professional practice. Through your self-directed specialization projects, you will develop a professional portfolio as well as skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Professional portfolio development
  • Business communications

Your program will culminate in the presentation of your portfolio to a panel of industry professionals.

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SELECTED STUDENT DEMO REELS

Gerard Milmore

Carson Cross-Danyluk

Dylan Bastable

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