Courses are academic classes taught by qualified instructors that are intended to enhance participant’s knowledge of a given area or training in a particular discipline. Courses vary broadly in terms of length, size, content and duration.
From indigenous civilizations to modern day empires, North America has plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to offer scholars. Filled with a range of distinct cultures, students can educate themselves in well-rounded way.
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The Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design Program at Think Tank Training Centre in Toronto Canada is an intensive one-year program that specializes in the latest software, techniques and technologies to cater to the needs of the current film, television and gaming industries. The program consists of respected industry professionals as instructors teaching current curriculum, a mentorship program, and small class sizes offering extensive hands-on training. The program is divided into three 15 week semesters, with course integration to allow assignments to overlap and support one another. Upon successful completion of the program and demo reel the students will be awarded a diploma in Computer Animation, Visual Effects and Game Design. [+]
This intense but fun 4-week course meets in two back-to-back classes once per week. Students will learn the fundamentals of art design in the fashion industry. They will learn the importance of shape, light & shadow, color theory, garment illustration, [+]
The two-year Film Production program is an intensive, hands-on introduction to the art and craft of filmmaking, shaped by the practical needs of the film industry. [+]
LIMITED NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR UPTO $3000 ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. APPLY TODAY. Truly passionate about creating art through imagery? Our one year Digital Photography diploma program in Kelowna, BC, will transform you from an amateur or hobby photographer who takes ‘good’ photos, to a business savvy professional. [+]
Truly passionate about creating art through imagery? Our one year Digital Photography diploma program in Kelowna, BC, will transform you from an amateur or hobby photographer who takes ‘good’ photos, to a business-savvy creative ready for a thrilling career as a professional photographer.
The expression on a bride’s face as she notices tears in her father’s eyes, the beautiful yet devastating eye of a storm, the beauty and perfection of a newborn sleeping contentedly in her mother’s arms - truly great photographs are those that perfectly capture these frozen moments in time. It may take endurance through rain, shine, snow, sleet, blood, tears, malfunctioning equipment, uncooperative subjects, fatigue, and abrupt changes of plans - but professional photographers know their equipment inside and out and are ready to capture a fleeting image at a moment's notice, knowing their perseverance and determination will pay off in the end, with the perfect capture that can never be reproduced in any given situation or by any other artist. This is the photographer’s calling.... [-]
Do you like to draw, create characters and dream up imaginary worlds? If so, take your talent to the next level with the 2D/ 3D Animation Program! [+]
Do you like to draw, create characters and dream up imaginary worlds? If so, take your talent to the next level with the 2D/ 3D Animation Program! By sharpening your drawing skills, designing characters and exploring studio production, learn how to create your very own animated series. This program is designed to provide you with the skills to develop game environmentscomplete with a storyline, villains, heroes, special effects, animated graphics and sound. With the use of various computer applications, learn how to integrate multimedia functions and produce classical and digital animation. From model building to environment modeling to object development, graduates of this one year program can enter the job market with the skills needed to meet the demands of the continuously evolving industry of computer animation.... [-]
The Video Games program at Inter-Dec College develop the skills needed to follow every step required to produce a fully functional video game. From story conception to character design and controller [+]
Video Games Course
Learn to create your own video games with cutting edge animation technology!
The Video Games program at Inter-Dec College develop the skills needed to follow every step required to produce a fully functional video game. From story conception to character design and controller functions, students will master the latest software such as 3ds Max, Combustion, Zbrush, Photoshop, UDK and Nuke.
As a graduate, you will find work with organizations that specialize in creating, managing and producing high-tech projects. From feasibility studies to visual and audio elements of a project, the video games graduate can even use interactive script-writing techniques to enhance his work.... [-]
This course is ideal for a student who is interested in gaining/furthering their plastic experience in either Painting or Sculpture. This program, has allowed students to build their portfolio, in order to apply to other programs. [+]
The ESE Professional Programme in Music Management was designed as a means of providing students with a real working structure to guide them in this innately formless and rapidly evolving field. [+]
The Graphic Design Technology Specialist program at Vancouver Career College will teach you to master a wide range of digital imaging software and prepare you to become a digital media software specialist rather than a graphic ... [+]
Graphic Design Technology Specialist Program
The Graphic Design Technology Specialist program at Vancouver Career College will teach you to master a wide range of digital imaging software and prepare you to become a digital media software specialist rather than a graphic designer. You will build a unique skillset encompassing industry standard software, including Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks and more. You'll also learn about essential web design software, XHTML, CSS, Premier Pro and After Effects. Upon graduation, you'll be ready to compete for a wide range of design software specialist positions.[-]
Created specifically for beginners with a strong desire to take their first steps in front of an audience. Acting Essentials is a four month course that introduces the discipline [+]
This program is designed for the English student who has a passion for dance and also wants to experience all that New York City has to offer. [+]
Training the acting instrument is the first goal in year one. The Meisner technique, voice and text, movement and improvisation introduce you to the road of... [+]
The Platform Year
Training the acting instrument is the first goal in year one. The Meisner technique, voice and text, movement and improvisation introduce you to the road of discovery of one’s self as an artist. Next, you begin to explore the technical aspects of working in front of a camera and have the opportunity to learn the information necessary for an actor to function with professionalism on a set.You also begin to work on your craft. You start to explore the given circumstances of a scene and how to own them in an authentic way, taking what the writer has given you and learning how to make those circumstances your truth.While there are many facets to a successful acting career, it all starts with the pure artistry of acting. So your first year at NYCDA is dedicated to developing your acting instrument. It’s an exciting year where you’ll find yourself as an actor and grow, building essential skills and techniques to craft authentic, believable performances. Our program is grounded in the Meisner technique, pioneered by American master Sanford Meisner. You will also study the Stanislavski System of acting, from which all modern acting techniques derive. Of course, you will also receive extensive training in voice, movement, improvisation and more.As the year progresses you’ll really develop your craft, exploring each scene’s unique circumstances so the truths the writer has given you fuel every movement, every impulse, every expression and inflection. At the end of this year comes the fork in the road where you declare whether you’ll be continuing in our Film and Television Performance Program or the Theater, Film and Television Performance Program with its added emphasis on theater. Advancement to the Film and Television Year or the Theater Year at NYCDA is by invitation only and is based on teacher evaluations, academic standing and final performances reviewed by the Academic Leadership Team.... [-]
A recent survey of the "Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design" by Animation Career Review ranked VanArts as #1 in Western Canada [+]
Course - 2D/3D Character Animation
A recent survey of the "Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design" by Animation Career Review ranked VanArts as #1 in Western Canada and #11 worldwide.Awesome assignments, inspiring instructors and the opportunity to produce really cool films, knowing it’s your skill that makes the action come alive; that’s what awaits you at VanArts.Everyone knows Vancouver is an incubator for animation talents. You’ll be in the heart of animation country. 2D and 3D animators at VanArts animation school learn their craft while developing meaningful industry relationships. You’ll focus exclusively on the skills you need to break into the animation sector you desire, either 2D or 3D. Either way, character animation is paramount in your studies and you will graduate as a specialist in character animation. Students choose VanArts because, in their own words, the animation school just feels right. Small classes, personalized attention and cross collaboration on special projects – VanArts animation school positions you for immediate success.You’ll be mentored by animators who’ve worked with top studios like Disney, Industrial Light & Magic and Dreamworks. You’ll live and breathe industry concepts like animated character performance, story and visual language, with a working knowledge of Maya in the 3D stream. And your animation school diploma is backed by your professional demo reel and portfolio, so you’re ready to get the job you want.Next Start Dates... [-]
Learn the ins and outs of filmmaking, on-the-job and on the set! With locations across the country, the Film Connection Film School can place you as an apprentice (extern) in an established film production company near where you live. You'll be paired with a seasoned film professional who will mentor you one-on-one on all the aspects of directing, producing, editing, cinematography and more. By learning on-the-job, you'll not only get the hands-on experience you need, but you'll also have the chance to make connections and form important working industry relationships you'd never be able to achieve in a classroom. We are the school that gives you the training, the job experience and the insider access you need in order to break into the business. [+]
The One Year Digital Filmmaking Conservatory Program combines practical, hands-on training with the critical theory and foundation that enables beginning level film students to develop into professional filmmakers. Students not only learn the technical elements of film and media production, but as with any conservatory program, a strong emphasis is placed on artistic representation and delivery. Specifically the development of disciplines such as emotional clarity, physical representation and storytelling. Experience level: no filmmaking experience necessary. [+]