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3D Modelling and Visual Effects Production

Credential: Certificate of AchievementProgram Code: 11671Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • 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

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • Portfolio

  • 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

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2019-2020 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $9,338.28
  • international: $9,758.28

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$4,669.14$4,669.14
Tuition$4,200.34$4,200.34
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$4,669.14$4,669.14
Tuition$4,200.34$4,200.34
Mandatory Non-Tuition$468.80$468.80
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

Additional fees for personal computer or laptop capable of producing 3D Graphics, and for Wacom Graphic Tablet.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Full-time

Cory Avery, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4466
cory.avery@humber.ca

Continuing Education

Susan Roberton, Director of Professional and Continuing Education
416.675.6622 ext. 4535
susan.roberton@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. 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 ontariocolleges.ca.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Apply through the International Centre >

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Humber's 3D Modelling and Visual Effects Production certificate program focuses on both the conceptual and the technical, as you learn to master visual techniques to bring ideas to life. You will develop skills in modelling, texturing and lighting, as well as in visual effects, compositing and digital cinematography. We employ a teaching process and course structure that requires content created in one course to be used to complete assignments in other courses. This “pipeline” process mirrors that of industry, allowing students to make a seamless transition into a real production environment.

The 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. The faculty take their years of industry experience into the classroom, straight from the studio. Their collective experience and passion in the gaming, television and film industries is the driving force that ensures the program meets the current and future needs of the industry.

January intake scheduling: students will benefit from our streamlined flexible schedule, allowing them to work their day jobs while they study for their dream jobs. Our schedule will have students on campus and in classes on evenings and weekends. Students will study in our state-of-the-art labs equipped with Cintiq tablets and the latest tools and software.

This program is not eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). It is eligible for Second Career Funding.  Further details and how to apply are found at ontario.ca/page/second-career.

Courses

Your Career

The 3D film industry has become a global multibillion-dollar business using the talents of modelers, animators and visual effects specialists. This dynamic program will prepare you to work for large or small production houses in the film, broadcast design, visual effects and gaming sectors. Besides the obvious need in the entertainment industry, the need for 3D content creators in other industries is growing every day. The fundamental skills learned in this course could be applied to any field that would require a 3D artist.

Humber 3D grads have found jobs at Ubisoft, ARC Animation, Intelligent Creatures, The Astound Group, LucasArts, Soho VFX, Sinking Ship Entertainment, KeyFrame Digital, Mr. X, Frantic Films, Jam Filled Animation among others.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
January 2019NorthOpenClosed
September 2019NorthOpenOpen
January 2020NorthOpenOpen

benefits

Program Benefits

  • Flexibility for industry professionals looking to develop new skills
  • Approved for second career candidates
  • Course curriculum taught and designed by industry professionals 
  • Teaching process and course structure follows a “pipelines process,” mirroring the realities of a real-world production environment

Our program allows you to:

  • Manage work, family and study in a flexible schedule
  • Work your day job as you learn during evenings and Saturdays 
  • Expand your career possibilities by learning new skills
  • Finance your education as you study
  • Bring your ideas to life

skills

Skills You'll Develop

  • Modelling
  • Texturing 
  • Lighting 
  • Visual effects
  • Compositing
  • Digital cinematography

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.