Illustration and Animation (Illustration)






Communications et documentation

Number of credits

91 2/3

Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1365 Hours


Program approuved in 2015

The Illustration and Animation Program (Specialization A - Illustration) aims to train people who could work as illustrators or animation artists. Illustrators are visual artists who work in the Communications industry. They develop concepts, design sketches, produce drafts and illustrations. To do this, they choose the materials, mediums and processing techniques according to the desired effect, the nature of the work and the specific needs of the client. They work with computer equipment (computers, printers, scanners, cameras) and specialized software in drawing, image processing, editing, texture creation, modeling, etc.

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements



OptionSpecific (hours)Total (hours)
A: Illustration20702730

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
014LRepresent the anatomy of a living creature
014MRepresent a subject in perspective
014NSimplify the representation of a subject
014PRepresent a subject’s character traits
014SGenerate and use innovative ideas
0151Produce a storyboard
069PAnalyze the occupation of illustrator or animation artist
Specialization A - Illustration
Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
069QExplore different types of visual communication design and their underlying principles
069R Create colour schemes for illustrations
069SCritique illustrations and visual art productions
069TAcquire reference images
069UUse traditional illustration techniques
069VCreate raster images
069WCreate vector images
069XProduce technical illustrations
069YUse assemblage techniques to create illustrations
069ZDevelop illustration techniques
06A0Produce advertising illustrations
06A1Create illustrations for literary works
06A2Create editorial portraits and illustrations
06A3Create documentary and scientific illustrations
06A4Create specialized illustrations and motifs
06A5Manage their own business