Capilano University's Animation Fundamentals Citation Program: A Quick Look

Animation blends creativity, technology, and storytelling to bring characters and worlds to life. Behind every mesmerizing animated feature, there's a team of skilled animators who've mastered the fundamentals of their craft.

Do you want to start a career in animation, but don't know where to begin? We have a solution for you!

Animation Fundamentals at CapU

Capilano University (CapU) offers a comprehensive Animation Fundamentals Citation program designed to provide an introductory artistic and animation education, equipping aspiring animators with the essential skills and knowledge needed to thrive in future post-secondary training — while encouraging critical reflection, collaboration, and professionalism, and guiding them through the process of crafting a standout portfolio. In just two months, you'll be ready for further studies in character design and animation.

What will you learn?

  • How to design and prepare a portfolio of artwork suitable for applying to a full-time post-secondary animation program.
  • Introductory-level competencies in the areas of character and location design, life-drawingm and animation.
  • How to create a future career plan of action by continually developing a portfolio through learning and practice.
  • Introduction to animation software, such as TVPaint and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Capilano University's Animation Fundamentals Citation Program: A Quick Look

The CapU advantage

What sets CapU's Animation Fundamentals Citation program apart is its emphasis on practical, hands-on learning.

The program is taught by experienced faculty who work in the animation industry, providing students with valuable insight and mentorship.

Also, one of the best things about the Animation Citation program is how much fun you will have. The program has students who are still in high school, who have just graduated, and people who are looking for a career change to pursue a new passion. You'll enjoy the summer with people who share your passion for games, films, and animation.

Your next steps

If you'd like to know more about the Animation Fundamentals Citation, visit our program website or contact

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