Victoria's Oldest and Largest Animation College!

"The 2D Character Animation program at Edison gives an overview of the entire scope of the animation process. It will allow students to become familiar with most of the common roles in a studio. A graduate of this program, who has achieved its stated goals and who has a passion for the art of animation should have an excellent chance of finding placement in any modern studio."

- Stephen Sloan, Head of studio, Look Mom! Productions.

Become Job Ready in Just One Year!

The Animation industry is Booming!


Vancouver Jobs in Digital Entertainment & Interactive

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The only Toon Boom COE in Britsh Columbia


Victoria’s Oldest and Largest Animation College.

Animation Studios in Vancouver that use Toon Boom

Be employed in one of the fastest-growing industries. From commercials to phone apps, advanced simulation, video games, and immersive entertainment on multiple platforms, all require dedicated animation skills.

Titmouse – Known for: Star Trek: Lower Decks, Beavis and Butthead, Legend of Vox Machina, Big Mouth

Bardel – Known for: Dragon Prince, Rick and Morty, Teen Titans Go!

Atomic Cartoons – Known for: Pinecone and Pony, Oddballs, Hilda

Wildbrain – Known for: The Snoopy Show, Carmen Sandiego

Yeti Farm – Known for: Summer Memories, Hotel Transylvania, Dorg Van Dango, Angry Birds

Become Job Ready in just 1 Year!

Program Details

Learn more about the 2D Character Animation Program here at Edison College Canada

Program Details


As a Toon Boom Harmony Centre of Excellence since 2015, Edison College Canada (ECC) is constantly training and inspiring artists to participate in the country’s booming digital arts and entertainment economy. The 2D Character Animation program is a one-year intensive Diploma program designed to get students ready for a career as a 2D Character Animator. Students will learn through live practical demonstrations and theory followed by guided in class assignments.
All courses are designed to flow one into the other with the culmination of 2 personal projects. All of which will be brought together into a Demo Reel and Portfolio website, giving the students the resources to start a career as an animator while fostering their individual passion and drive through the variability of personal projects.


  • High School Graduate or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years or older prior to starting the program)
  • Meet one of the following English Language Proficiency requirements:
    • Minimum Grade 10 English (Domestic Students)
    • Overall IELTS 5.0, CLB Level 5, Duolingo score of 75-80, or ECC test score of 55/100


  • Digital Tools
  • Art Theory and Design
  • Animation – Practical Skills and Theory 1
  • Animation – Practical Skills and Theory 2
  • Draftsmanship – Life Drawing
  • Draftsmanship – Perspective/Backgrounds Design
  • Draftsmanship – Character Design
  • Character Rigging
  • Intro to Storyboarding
  • Business Practices for Animation
  • Portfolio Prep/Demo – Personal Project 1
  • Portfolio Prep/Demo – Personal Project 2
  • Portfolio Prep – Demo Reel/Website

Accreditation & Designation

Edison College Canada is approved by StudentAid British Columbia (SABC), which enables our students to apply for student loans and grants for all our programs. Our student loan repayment rate is at an enviable 93.2 %.

Edison College Canada is a proud recipient of the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) from the government of British Columbia. This prestigious designation is conferred by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training to colleges that “meet or exceed institutional quality assurance standards set by the province of British Columbia”.  Our DLI designation also allows for international students to enroll in our programs.

Edison College Canada is an accredited post-secondary institution under the governance of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training of BC, as designated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the ministry.