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3D Modelling and Visual Effects Production

Credential: Certificate of Achievement Program Code: 11671 Length: 2 semesters

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Applicants must have a strong design and/or artistic background
  • Knowledge of either digital design software or a 3D computer animation program would be advantageous
  • Interested in learning and applying today’s newest technologies, computer literate, and solid knowledge of Windows graphical interface
  • Applicants will be required to submit a resumé and an art portfolio

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber's English Language Proficiency Policy.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements:

Admission selection is based on the criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $8,694.86
  • international $9,069.86.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the 30 weeks of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

  • Personal computer or laptop capable of producing 3D Graphics
  • Wacom Graphic Tablet
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Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Future Study Options

Continue to build on your strong foundation. We can help you find your passion at Humber through the many diploma and degree programs available to successful certificate graduates. 

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Cory Avery
Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4466



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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In order to continue with your application for 3D Modelling and Visual Effects Production, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on academic criteria and results of these secondary requirements. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Secondary Requirements

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio in order to assess their artistic ability and previous experience. The portfolio will include 8 – 10 pieces of their best artwork. 

Submission Instructions

Applicants must submit the portfolio through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where secondary requirements are collected, scored and stored. Log-in to and create your free account. There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.

Applicants must meet secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.

All secondary requirements will be evaluated by the academic school.

Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $4,347.43 $4,347.43
Tuition $3,843.92 $3,843.92
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00


Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $4,347.43 $4,347.43
Tuition $3,843.92 $3,843.92
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

Humber’s 3D Modelling and Visual Effects Production certificate program is designed by artists for experienced traditional artists and animators who want to either develop or transition their skill sets for employment in the 3D and visual effects industries. You will learn relevant industry workflow, so you can make a seamless transition into a real production environment.

Courses focus on both the conceptual and the technical, as you learn to master visual techniques to bring ideas to life. You’ll develop skills in modelling, texturing and lighting, as well as in visual effects, compositing and digital cinematography. At the same time, you’ll learn the technical skills required in today’s competitive 3D and visual effects industries. Our graduates possess a good balance of technical skills and esthetic development – able to create, as well as produce stunning 3D productions.

This program is not Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) eligible. Class size is limited to 20 students.


Your Career

The 3D film industry has become a global multibillion dollar business, using the talents of modellers, animators and visual effects specialists. Prepare yourself to work for large or small production houses in the film, broadcast design, visual effects and gaming sectors. Employers may include Ubisoft, ARC Animation, Intelligent Creatures, Red Rover, The Astound Group, LucasArts, Soho VFX, Sinking Ship Entertainment, KeyFrame Animation, Mr. X, Frantic Films and CBC.

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