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International Study Programs

3D Computer Graphics

3D Computer Graphics

Red River College, Canada

About This Program

Consider this program if you are an industry professional or graduate of our Digital Media Design program (or equivalent program) looking to upgrade your skills relating to current CG techniques in the visual effects and game industries.

Course Delivery

This program is being offered at the Exchange District Campus, Winnipeg. 

Please note that students are responsible for their own transportation in order to complete co-op, externship, internship or practical lab requirements when these are included in a program. Red River College cannot guarantee locations that are readily accessible by public transportation. Students are responsible for all costs connected with such transportation.


When you graduate from this program, you may seek career opportunities in the following fields:

  • Visual effects
  • Motion graphics
  • Video game development
  • 3D simulation and prototyping
  • Medical imaging
  • 3D simulation industries

You may also choose self employment as a freelance artist.

Video Game Artist earning potential may range from 40,000 up to 130,000 annually, depending on the level of your skills and the company that employs you.  3D Animators on the other hand, may earn between  53,000 to 140,000 annually.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this program, you should have learned new skills  in areas such as advanced 3D graphics and animation and production management

Course Outline

Term 1 Course Name Credit Hours
COMP-1979 Computer Graphics Techniques 1 5
GRAD-1593 Digital Production Techniques 1 4
GRAD-1594 Animation/Motion Design 1 6
GRAD-3084 Advanced Visual Exploration 4
Term 2
GRAD-3081 Advanced Animation/Motion Design 6
GRAD-3082 Advanced CG Techniques 5
GRAD-3083 Advanced Digital Production Techniques 4
MGMT-1873 Project Planning & Management 4

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which document and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses or programs. So if you think your grades are good enough, apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for some of the courses of this program to decrease the number of subjects you have to take.  Talk to your assigned IVC Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer for advice. 

Course Info

College : Creative Arts

Duration : One year

Qualifications Level : Advanced Diploma

Fees :
Tuition Fee 13,000
Student Association 105
Health Insurance Coverage 456
Tech Fees 166
Materials and Lab Fees 1,122
Student Services 176
Rec. Fee 20
Application Fee (Non-refundable) 100
Tuition Fee Deposit (Non-refundable) 400
Confirmation of Enrolment Fee 10.5

Please note that all fees listed above are in Canadian Dollars.  However, other fees may not have been included (e.g. airport pick-up).  The above expenses represent only an estimate of what is to be invested in your education and may be changed at any time without notice by Red River College.  Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.

Intake Dates :

There is one intake date per year and this is in September.  The annual application date is May 30.

 Make sure you check with us first though since the Start Date and Term Breaks may vary.  Beginning an application 6 months in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the visa application.

Entry Criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.  It is recommended that you have at least two years of work experience in an appropriate technical environment prior to admission.

You must comply with the following requirements

  • Relevant Diploma, Degree or work experience in visual/fine arts, architecture, graphic design or multimedia OR
  • Three years of demonstrated competence through relevant work experience
  • As an international student, you must be able to demonstrate a level of English competency. You must therefore meet the minimum scores in ANY of the following tests:
    • IELTS (Academic Test) 6.5 overall band score. Listening, Speaking and Reading components must be at least 6.5 while the Writing component must be at least 6.0
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT): 79 - 80 minimum, with a minimum of 19 per section
  • A portfolio or eight to 10 examples of your best artwork, such as
    • Figure drawings
    • Perspective drawings
    • Character designs
    • Still life drawings or paintings
    • Story boards
    • 3D models
    • Graphic design work
    • Digital or traditional photography

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