VICTORIA COLLEGE OF ART
Art college equips students for animation careers
posted Jan 15, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Wannabe animators aiming for a career in film, television, advertising or gaming can now get professional certification through a new program at Victoria College of Art.
The first crop of nine students started the two-year applied arts diploma program at the beginning of January. Along with a diploma, students will also become certified in Toon Boom, a leading Canadian supplier of animation software.
Michiel Matil working on a class assignment at Victoria College of Art. Matil is one of nine students in the new Applied Arts Diploma in Animation. — image credit: Andrea Peacock photo
Celebrating 40 years as Vancouver Island’s innovative creative centre for traditional and new media. Over 5,000 Alumni. Designated “The Centre of Excellence “ for BC by ToonBoom Animation Software Inc. The only independent art college on Vancouver Island offering both Fine and Applied Arts Diplomas with BC Ministry’s Education Quality Assurance designation.
As a modern “social enterprise” the college aspires to promote sustainable innovation in all sectors, to stress openness and transparency, to practice total inclusiveness, and to generate an awareness of how great minds and talents of the past can point us to the future.
The college’s interdisciplinary curriculum undergoes constant review and evaluation by students, faculty, administration, industry professionals and an ongoing advisory committee. Each syllabus is designed to develop students’ innate talents in a variety of traditional and contemporary media. Along their route to a Fine and Applied Arts degree students will acquire recognition of their accomplishments through certificate stepping stones.
Each of our programs braids into others, enlarging students’ awareness of what is possible.
Our capstone courses, projects and events ensure their readiness, preparing them to launch into the real professional world of art.
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