2D Character Animation Diploma Program

1-Year Diploma Program

Online Classes

Program Description

We are Victoria’s oldest and largest animation college! 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.

This program has been reviewed and approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Tuition Includes:

  • Emmy Winning 2D Animation Software – Harmony 22
  • Storyboard Pro 22 to seamlessly integrate with Harmony 22
  • Toon Boom Certification
  • Free Computer configured for 2D Character Animation



Admission Requirements

  • 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 12 English (Domestic Students)
    • Overall IELTS 6.0, CLB Level 7, Duolingo score of 95-100, or ECC test score of 67/100


Digital Tools
Art Theory & Design
Animation - Practical Skills & Theory 1
Animation - Practical Skills & 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


2D Animator
Character Design
Concept Artist
Animation Editor & Compositor
Storyboard Artist

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