Canada – The Animation Connection

Canada is known for many things – it is one of the top ten most beautiful countries in the world, has some of the most spectacular ski resorts in the world, and the home to Niagara Falls! With all its natural beauty to inspire you, it is no wonder that some of the best works of animation and teaching schools for animation lie in this country.

Says Shireen Ardeshir, Sr. Consultant at Study Networks, “Animation is now becoming a popular degree choice as it can lead to a large number of careers, such as: advertising, web designing, video making, editing, games development, film industry, etc. and Canada has some of the best animation programs for students”. Vancouver Film School in Canada is amongst the top five best schools in the world for courses in animation. Other institutions for animation include the University of Victoria and Vancouver Institute of Media Arts.

Studies have shown that students who study animation in Canada have a higher level of imagination, creativity and sharpness Courses studied usually include the basics of designing and teaches students how to use industry standard software. Through the process students become more creative, skilled and better prepared for their future in this industry.

Aside from producing their own animated movies, a large part of all animations used in Hollywood are developed in Canada. Additionally, there are around 116 famous animators in Canada including, Jim Cliffe and Gary Mooney.

Shireen says, “Canada has a lot to offer Indian students, from providing a safe and nurturing environment to offering cutting edge technology when selecting a course like animation” . It is no wonder that Canada ranks among the top 5 education destinations for Indian students and is home to around 3 lakh international students.