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Emily Carr University is BC’s premier learning institution for media arts.

Our Film + Screen Arts Major is dedicated to the hands-on exploration of contemporary digital media, and historic analogue and mechanical processes and practices. Our 2D and 3D Animation Majors offer in-depth training in analogue, digital, and experimental animation principles, and expose you to every aspect of animation production.

With our New Media + Sound Major, you’ll learn everything you need to know to produce visuals and sound for interactive environments, new media performance, instrument design, computer music, web projects, robotics and wearable electronics.

ECU students are connected with communities of in-demand professionals, working researchers and cutting-edge companies. We prepare you for professional practice in film, animation and media, and for graduate work at the university level.


Projects that Emily Carr grads have worked on:

• Da Vinci’s Inquest (CBC)

• Aquaman

• Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

• Transformers: The Last Knight

• Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2

• Power Rangers

• Paddington 2

Awards earned by projects ECU grads have created or worked on:

• One daytime Emmy

• Three Clio Awards

• Five Vimeo Staff Picks

• Six Comm Art Awards

• Cannes Grand Prize Winner, Best Short Film (Amanda Forbis, animator/animation director, for When the Day Breaks)

• Canadian Screen Award for Best Animated Short (for When the Day Breaks, Amanda Forbis, animator/animation director)

• Grand Prix Zagreb (for When the Day Breaks, Amanda Forbis, animator/animation director)

• Two Oscar nominations (When the Day Breaks, Wild Life)

Some of what you'll learn:


• 2D and 3D character animation

• 3D modeling and texturing

• Concept art + storyboards

• Character design + layout

• Set design

• Experimental and documentary filmmaking

• Sustainable practices

• Critical Analysis

• Film Theor

Facts + Figures:

  • 92% of graduates are working and directly supporting growth in British Columbia’s creative sector

  • 29% of those are creative entrepreneurs who own their business, are self-employed or are themselves employers

  • 76% of ECU grads who maintain a creative practice outside of a full-time job earn an additional income of up to $25,000 a year

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