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2D Computer Animation at a Glance

6,800
Employed in Alberta
$56,601
Average salary
98
New positions projected every year

2D Computer Animation

Animation is the conceptualization and creation of characters and models used in storytelling.

Studying Animation you teach how to communicate personality, emotions and behaviour with various conceptual, aesthetic and technical approaches. Starting with traditional analogue illustration, you will then take your concepts digitally through the use of popular industry programs. Post-secondary programs will teach you to artistically blend audio, video, animation, graphics and text in a digital environment to create a memorable final product. You will also learn the framework for the creative process and how to execute your ideas with professionalism, preparing you to create a diverse personal portfolio and/or demo reel to land a job in the industry. 

Animation can be applied to a variety of applications such as video games, movie trailers, shorts, instruction, advertising, business, re-enactments or simulations.

Potential Careers

  • Modeler
  • Animator
  • Video Game Designer
  • Film and Video Editor

There’s such an excellent group of competitors you get to meet, people who skills are so beyond what you could expect so close by, that’s the best part.

Dade Goodkey, Team Alberta, 3D Character Animation