Seneca College

Seneca College

If you want to learn how to animate go to Seneca, hands down! Our three-year program puts students through a rigorous drawing intensive program that produces results. The first year of Seneca is all pencil and paper drawing focusing on anatomy in life drawing, construction in character design, and animation principles. Once through, they are let loose on computers with digital painting and 2D animation software featuring Toon Boom Animate Pro. Students work on state-of-the-art computer labs featuring Cintiq monitors where they learn the art of classical inbetweening with Toon Boom in a drawing centered environment. Next they focus on building industry-ready character designs and proper rigging, so they can build stunning walk cycles. Finally, with Toon Boom we focus on acting, acting, acting. We do many assignments focusing on full body acting, right down to subtle facial acting, and beautiful secondary actions. In fact, they focus on every part of cartoon production with each class writing, directing, and animating their own cartoons.

Animation graduates of the Seneca College animation program like Baran Mong are working at Nelvana, Graham Finley is off at Pixar, and most recently last year’s graduates Aaron Lecours and Corey Kwan are working at 9 Story on the third season of Wild Kratts with Toon Boom Harmony.

After the 2D second year, students learn Maya and focus on 3D character rigging, lighting, texturing and of course, acting. Students can either choose the acting stream or the popular gaming stream, but both are ready to hit the ground running on graduation. Every major studio in Toronto has at least a few Seneca College graduates working there, and whether you’re looking to hire or attend college for animation, look no further than the halls of Seneca College.

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