Animation Major

  • Intro

    Animation brings art to life.

    If animation is your art and passion, Emily Carr is the ideal place to develop the conceptual and practical skills to create dynamic animated stories that captivate audiences around the world.

    The Animation Major is open and flexible, exploring diverse animation media while developing your skills as a creative animation designer. Your studies cover two-dimensional animation and three-dimensional computer animation, as well as a range of direct and digital approaches. With exposure to additional techniques and methods, you’ll expand your potential in this extensive and exciting field.


  • Pathways

    You will become part of a community of highly skilled practitioners, visionaries, and creative problem-solvers, with the knowledge to enter the professional field of animation.

    Inspiring job titles of our recent graduates

    Layout Artist, Compositor, Colour Stylist, Character Animator, 2D Animator, 3D Animator, Flash Animator, Stop-motion Animator

    Dynamic employers that have recruited our recent graduates

    Atomic Cartoons, Image Engine, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Bardel Entertainment, DHX Media, Corus Entertainment, Halifax Film, National Film Board of Canada, Jester Coyote Animation Inc..

  • Program

    After first year Foundation studies at Emily Carr, you will apply to enter the Animation Major in your second year.

    Your studies will focus steadily in this field over the last three years of your four year degree. Upon completion you will achieve the undergraduate degree and designation, Bachelor of Media Arts in Animation (BMA, Animation). See the Admissions section about application information for undergraduate, international, transfer, and aboriginal students.

    Most courses you will take are worth three credits. 129 credits are required to complete your degree.


  • Aims

    The Bachelor of Media Arts, Animation program develops you to become a creative citizen of the visual arts and culture community through conceptual, critical, cultural, practice-oriented, and career-focused education.

    The Bachelor of Media Arts, Animation Major aims to:

    • equip you with critical, theoretical, research, and studio practices to become engaged citizens through the art of animation;
    • impart advanced knowledge within the field of animation as related to media arts culture and practice;
    • foster your conceptual and technical knowledge through a studio-based education reflecting the diversity and complexity of animation;
    • prepare you with a contextual understanding of animation as an art and a skill within the creative and commercial sectors so you may enter these competitive knowledge-based economies;
    • foster a dynamic animation and media arts culture and community within Vancouver, British Columbia, and Canada, as well as globally.

    experimental animation, preproduction, storyboards, character designs, concept art, layout, 2D and 3D character animation, 3D modeling and texturing, Motion graphics Visual effects, interdisciplinary practice, visual literacy, studio culture, foundation studies, real world context, sustainable practices, community engagement, minors, concept + ideation, media arts research + methods


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Animation Screening 2014 (Teaser)

Animation Screening 2014 (Teaser)