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3D Modelling and Visual Effects Production

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Program Code: 11671 Credential: Certificate of Achievement Program Length: 2 semesters Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Details

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 skillsets 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.

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

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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The Humber Advantage

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

Expert Faculty

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Our professors have substantial industry and freelance experience in the 3D field. Their passion for the industry, and for your success as a student, is an important driving force.

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 can be applied to any field that would require a 3D artist.

Humber 3D grads have found jobs at Ubisoft, ARC Animation, Intelligent Creatures, LucasArts, Soho VFX, Sinking Ship Entertainment, KeyFrame Digital, Mr. X, Frantic Films, and Snowball Studios, among others.

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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Open
January 2022 North Open
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2021 North Open
January 2022 North Opening Soon

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

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 4 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.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • 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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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Processor Intel i5 9400 (or equivalent) Processor Intel i9 9900 9th gen or Intel i7 10900 10th gen
OS Windows 10
Memory 16gb Ram 64gb Ram (32gb minimum)
Storage 1TB - 2TB portable hard drive 1TB - 2TB portable hard drive
Other Dell G-Series or Alienware, 3D Desktop Recommended Configuration Dell G-Series or Alienware, 3D Desktop Recommended Configuration
Hard Drive 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage) 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
Graphics Card Nvidia Gefore 2060 Nvidia Gefore 2070 or 2080
Graphics Tablet Huion or Kamvas Series Display Tablet Cintiq Series or Wacom One High end display tablet Huion or Kamvas Pro Series Cintiq Pro Series

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Full-time

Michelle Ryan, program co-ordinator
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts
michelle.ryan@humber.ca
mediaarts.humber.ca

Professional & Continuing Education

Susan Roberton, director
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts
416.675.6622 ext. 4535
susan.roberton@humber.ca
mediaarts.humber.ca

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $10,267.96
  • international: $10,687.96

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

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

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Pathways

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

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

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

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Program Specific Questions

Full-time

Michelle Ryan, program co-ordinator
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts
michelle.ryan@humber.ca
mediaarts.humber.ca

Professional & Continuing Education

Susan Roberton, director
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts
416.675.6622 ext. 4535
susan.roberton@humber.ca
mediaarts.humber.ca

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.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

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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