Certificate in Foundation in Entertainment Arts

The Foundation in Entertainment Arts program is a full-time, one-year, cohort program to prepare you for advanced studies in animation, visual effects, or game design. Students who are interested in a career in entertainment arts will be taught how to observe, represent, and ultimately development fundamental visual decision-making skills in a variety of formats.

With classes such as figure drawing, colour and design, sculpting, and more, the students will be able to create increasingly expressive, dynamic, and consistent artistic works, while establishing a well-rounded technical base. Graduates of this program will be well-positioned to pursue intermediate or advanced programs of study in line with their specific professional goals in the industry.

You will receive foundational, hands-on training in the industry software and workflows. Students will also work to develop a strong personal portfolio which will help prepare graduates for the advanced diploma programs in entertainment arts.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/arts

Department's website: kpu.ca/arts/entertainment-arts

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • Portfolio review. Faculty will review the eligibility of candidates based on the contents of their portfolio and suitability for the program.

Portfolio Review

Faculty members will review and select candidates based on the contents of their portfolio. For detailed information about portfolio requirements, visit the department website at kpu.ca/arts/entertainment-arts/portfolio-requirements

Continuance Requirements

Seat availability is based on priority for students who continue in all courses as per the prescribed program plan. Students must achieve a minimum grade of D in all required courses. Non-adherence to these requirements will result in removal from the program. Re-admission into the program will be based on seat availability and approval by the program.

Curricular Requirements

Students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all required courses.

Students must complete all of the following requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Term 1Credits
ENTA 1100 Sketching for Communication in Entertainment Arts 4
ENTA 1101 Digital Photography in Entertainment Arts 4
ENTA 1102 Figure Drawing in Entertainment Arts 4
ENTA 1103 Figure Sculpting in Entertainment Arts 4
Term 2
ENTA 1200 Introduction to Advanced Programs in Entertainment Arts 4
ENTA 1201 Colour and Design in Entertainment Arts 4
ENTA 1202 Head Drawing in Entertainment Arts 4
ENTA 1203 Head Sculpting in Entertainment Arts 4
Term 3
ENTA 1300 Introduction to Digital Content Creation in Entertainment Arts 4
ENTA 1301 Traditional Painting in Entertainment Arts 4
ENTA 1302 Digital Painting for Visual Development 4
ENTA 1303 Creature Sculpting in Entertainment Arts 4
 Total Credits48

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Foundation in Entertainment Arts.

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