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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Digital Creature Animation – Technical Direction

Develop an in-demand computer animation skill.

Launch or advance your career in creature computer animation.

Create characters and creatures audiences will remember

Working in the Sheridan Centre for Animation and Emerging Technologies (SCAET), you'll advance in your ability to create memorable characters/creatures, from script to storyboard to modelling and advanced rigging, all the way through to post-production.

Develop career-ready skills

  • Study advanced computer animation techniques
  • Study and apply physically accurate and technical animation
  • Study advanced rigging and modelling
  • Expand your portfolio
  • Showcase your technical skills and creativity

Earn your master's in 3D animation studying abroad

Sheridan has an arrangement with the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design (IADT) in Ireland. Graduates of Sheridan’s Digital Creature Animation post-grad certificate program from 2009 or later can apply to IADT to earn their master's degree in 15 weeks.

Industry professionals as your professors

Sheridan's professors, all longtime veterans of the industry, will do more than work with you on your skills. They'll also teach you good work habits as well – the little things that can make the difference between mediocre work and outstanding creature computer animation, modeling and rigging.

Additional information

Sheridan's Digital Creature Animation program offers you advanced training in a specialized, highly sought-after computer animation skill. Designed in response to industry demand, this post-graduate program offers an exciting opportunity: With just ten months of study and the proper amount of dedication, creature computer animation school graduates and young industry professionals can launch or advance their careers.

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Sheridan is a proud partner of SideFX — the company behind the Oscar-winning 3D animation software Houdini.

  • Ontario College Graduate Certificate

    • Full-time
    • 1 yr (3 semesters)
    • Program code: PCDCA