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Okanagan College Launches New Animation Program

Ideas come to life at Okanagan College with their new Animation Program.

The Okanagan is quickly becoming recognized as a high-tech hub in animation, with studios such as Bardel Entertainment, Yeti Farm Creative, Hyper Hippo, and Sad Panda, all growing and becoming key employers in Kelowna.

In response to the skills need of the growing entertainment industry in BC, Okanagan College is proud to announce the launch of it’s new Animation Diploma, starting September 2017. The two-year Animation program focuses on drawing, design, and the principles and techniques of traditional and digital character animation.

Classes will be held in a state-of-the-art classroom in the new Okanagan Centre for Innovation in downtown Kelowna. Animation students will have the opportunity to live and learn in the technological hub of Kelowna, close to local studios and other related industry professionals.

Core courses include 2D, digital 2D and 3D animation, life drawing, character design, storyboard, and layout design. Successful graduates complete a professional quality, industry-focused, demo reel showcasing their design and digital animation skills, preparing them for a career in BC’s booming entertainment industry.

Want to be one of the first graduates from the OC Animation program?  Click here to apply today!

If you have any questions please contact Steph Bodden at SBodden@okanagan.bc.ca.