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Cambrian College Establishes Animation Program

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Cambrian College Establishes Animation Program

McGuinty Government Invests In Animation Studio And Equipment

Northern Ontario's burgeoning animation industry will soon have access to a pool of animators trained in the North.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is providing $1 million to Cambrian College to construct a 13,900 square-foot animation studio and purchase specialized equipment.  Cambrian, in partnership with Sheridan College, will establish a three year advanced 3D animation program in Sudbury.

Quick Facts

  • Cambrian College has developed an agreement with Sheridan College of Oakville to help bring its internationally-renowned animation curriculum to Sudbury. Graduates of the new program will received a joint Cambrian and Sheridan diploma.
  • The animation industry is predicted to grow by up to thirty per cent over the next five years. Enrolment in Cambrian College’s animation program is expected to increase from 25 in the first year to 80 in the fifth year.

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“By investing in exciting projects such as this one, the McGuinty government continues to help increase the career development options of young northerners.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

“Cambrian College has spearheaded a number of innovative initiatives over the past 40 years and is growing again to offer an exciting new program for budding animators.”

Rick Bartolucci

Sudbury MPP



Education and Training Rural and North