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CapU’s School of Animation and Visual Effects offers career-oriented programs that are dedicated to inspiring and training a new generation of talent in the animation and visual effects industries.

Why study animation or visual effects at Capilano University?

CapU's School of Animation and Visual Effects offers three separate 2-year diplomas: 2D Animation and Visual Development, 3D Animation for Film and Games, Visual Effects for Film, Streaming & Immersive Media, plus, a citation in Animation Fundamentals.

The curriculum is rigorous and industry-focused; it is designed to feel like and prepare you for work in the field. You'll expand your skills, build an impressive portfolio and begin to build your network through our well attended grad show.

Our computer labs are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment for digital production, and you’ll learn the skills needed to produce original, high quality work that is in demand. Faculty are all industry professionals who take great pride in running one of the best schools in Canada.

Depending on which program you choose, you will improve your abilities in drawing, design for animation, lighting, composition, 2D layout and backgrounds, art direction, character design, storyboard art, environmental design, effects simulations, live action-CG integration, augmented reality-virtual reality and more.

CapU animation and visual effects graduates are working in a wide range of fields at many top digital production studios in Vancouver and around the world. Others have gone on to form their own companies or successful freelance careers.

While Vancouver is known for its work on features and series, our programs can also lead to careers in game cinematics, commercials, advertising firms, educational content, not-for-profits and other content creation services. For a look at our recent graduates, please visit CapU Gradshow.

Bursaries

WarnerMedia bursary for Indigenous students

WarnerMedia bursary for Indigenous students Indigenous students registered in CapU film programs — including Documentary, Animation, Costuming, Indigenous Digital Filmmaking, Motion Picture Arts and VFX — are encouraged to apply for a WarnerMedia award.

Hit the Apply Now button to start the application process into any of our film programs. Once accepted, you can apply for the bursary through a direct email to Doreen Manuel, director of the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation.

The WarnerMedia bursary is here to help Indigenous School of Motion Picture Arts or School of Animation and Visual Effects students uplift Indigenous voices in film, animation and Visual Effects.

School of Animation & Visual Effects programs

Programs in Capilano University's School of Animation and Visual Effects are career-oriented and will prepare you to work in the field: 

Resources for CapU students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out Learning Support – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and gain new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world. 

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

Adam Garland
Instructor, Animation & VFX
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

604 983 7516 ext. 7516
Bosa Building, room BC233
agarland@capilanou.ca
Adam Sale
Coordinator, VFX/ Instr, Animation & VFX
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

604 986 1911 ext. 7146
Bosa Building, room BC231
asale@capilanou.ca
Andy Bartlett
Instructor, Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

604 983 7516 ext. 7516
Bosa Building, room BC226
andrewbartlett@capilanou.ca
Arron Robinson
Instructor, 3D Animation
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

arobins1@capilanou.ca
Byron Leboe
Instructor, 2D Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

bleboe@capilanou.ca
Charlie McKenna
Instructor, 3D Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7204
Bosa Building, room BC233
cmckenna@capilanou.ca
Craig Simmons
Coord., 3D Animation/ Instr, Anim. & VFX
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

604 990 7854 ext. 7854
Bosa Building, room BC229
csimmons@capilanou.ca
David Lee
Lab Supervisor, 3D Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

davidlee16@capilanou.ca
Denny Lu
Lab Supervisor, 2D Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

dennylu@capilanou.ca
Don Perro
Coord., 2D Animation/ Instr., Animation
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

604 990 7821 ext. 7821
Bosa Building, room BC227
dperro@capilanou.ca
Florian Wagner
Instructor, 2D Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

fwagner@capilanou.ca
Genice Chan
Lab Supervisor, 2D Animation
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

genicechan@capilanou.ca
Gil Nam Choi
Instructor, VFX
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

gilnamchoi@capilanou.ca
Glenn Sylvester
Coord., 2D Animation/Instr., Animation
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

604 986 1911 ext. 7154
Bosa Building, room BC226
glennsylvester@capilanou.ca
Greg Klein
Instructor 3D Animation, Program Coordinator
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

Bosa Building, room BC231
gregoryklein@capilanou.ca
Hilary Moses BFA (Hons), MA Candidate
Convenor, Anim.Fund. / Instr, Anim & VFX
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

604 983 7516 ext. 7516
Bosa Building, room BC226
hilarymoses@capilanou.ca
Iuliia Bocharova
Lab Supervisor, 3D Animation
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

iuliiabocharova@capilanou.ca
James Hebb
Instructor, VFX
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

604 983 7516 ext. 7516
Bosa Building, room BC233
jameshebb@capilanou.ca
Joanna Tatterton
Administrative Assistant
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

604 983 7516 ext. 7516
Bosa Building, room BC237
joannatatterton@capilanou.ca
Johnny Tesoro
Lab Supervisor, 2D Animation
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

jonathantesoro@capilanou.ca
Johnson Chuang B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc.
Instructor, VFX
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

johnsonchuang@capilanou.ca
Juan Lopez de la Torre
Instructor, 2D Animation
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

juanlopezdelatorre@capilanou.ca
Kelvin Arend
Dept Asst, Animation & Dig Vis Efffects
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

604 983 7516 ext. 7516
Bosa Building, room BC220
kelvinmilostarend@capilanou.ca
Kent Sunde
3D Animation Coordinator, Instructor 3D and VFX
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

Bosa Building, room BC223
kentsunde@capilanou.ca
Lee Beer
Lab Supervisor, 2D Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

leebeer@capilanou.ca
Mike de Kraker
Coord., 2D Animation/Instr., Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

604 986 1911 ext. 7132
Bosa Building, room BC226
michieldekraker@capilanou.ca
Mitch Deeming
Lab Supervisor, VFX
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

mitchelldeeming@capilanou.ca
Mohammad Ghoreishi
Instructor, Animation
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

604 983 7516 ext. 7516
Bosa Building, room BC226
mghoreis@capilanou.ca
Nicole Almeida
Instructor, 3D Animation
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

nicolealmeida@capilanou.ca
Raf de Leoz
Lab Supervisor, 2D Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

dellydeleoz@capilanou.ca
Samriddhi Joshi
Lab Supervisor, 3D Animation
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

samjoshi@capilanou.ca
Sarah Roberts
Lab Supervisor, 3D Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

sarahroberts3@capilanou.ca
Tom Zuber
Instructor, 3D Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

tzuber@capilanou.ca
Tony Glukhovsky
Lab Supervisor, 3D Animation
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

tonyglukhovsky@capilanou.ca
Weverton Alves
Instructor, VFX
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Animation & Visual Effects

wevertonalves@capilanou.ca
William Morrison
Instructor, 3D Animation
School of Animation & Visual Effects
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts

williammorrison2@capilanou.ca

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About this program

School of Animation & Visual Effects
604 983 7516
Bosa Centre for Film and Animation
animation@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Birch Building, room BR230

604-984-4900
604-984-1798 (fax)
registration@capilanou.ca