Illustration and Animation






Communications et documentation

Nombre d'unités

91 2/3

Durée de la formation

1365 Heures


Program approuved in 2015

The Illustration and Animation Program aims to train people who could work as illustrators or animation artists.

Specialization A: Illustration

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.

Specialization B : Animation

Animation artists are involved in the production of commercial animated films, intended primarily for cinema, broadcast television (television series, commercials, documentaries) and video games as well as multimedia (Internet sites, recreational or didactic CD-ROMs, for example). Depending on the nature of the project and the type of work for which they are employed, the animators perform tasks related to the design of places, props and characters. They can also draw linear decors of animation sequences and do character animation related to their dialogues. The development of the storyboard, the design and animation of visual effects are also tasks that can be assigned to them. Finally, animation artists may be asked to process and assemble animation drawings on the computer, animate a three-dimensional character and create a cartoon.

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



OptionSpécifique (heures)Total (heures)
A: Illustration20702730
B: Animation20702730

Professions visées (IMT En ligne d'Emploi Québec)

Appellation(s) d'emploi

Contenu du programme

Numéro ou codeNom du cours / Compétence
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
Voie de spécialisation A - Illustration
Numéro ou codeNom du cours / Compétence
069QExplore different types of visual communication design and their underlying principles
069RCreate 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
Voie de spécialisation B - Dessin animé
Numéro ou codeNom du cours / Compétence
014KRepresent movements
014QDraw characters
014RRepresent the anatomy of a living creature in action
014TAnimate a character
014UAnalyze the cinematographic techniques used in an animated film
014VCreate backgrounds and props
014WRepresent a subject’s emotions and feelings
014XCreate characters
014YDetermine the colours for a project
014ZDraw key poses and background outlines for a sequence
0150Animate characters based on dialogue
0152Create and animate visual effects
0153Digitally process and assemble animation drawings
0154Animate a 3D character
0155Produce an animation
0156Manage their career