Objectifs du programme

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.

Durée de la formation

Option Spécifique (heures) Totale (heures)
A: Illustration 2070 2730
B: Animation 2070 2730

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Contenu du programme

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
014L Represent the anatomy of a living creature
014M Represent a subject in perspective
014N Simplify the representation of a subject
014P Represent a subject’s character traits
014S Generate and use innovative ideas
0151 Produce a storyboard
069P Analyze the occupation of illustrator or animation artist

Specialization A - Illustration

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
069Q Explore different types of visual communication design and their underlying principles
069R Create colour schemes for illustrations
069S Critique illustrations and visual art productions
069T Acquire reference images
069U Use traditional illustration techniques
069V Create raster images
069W Create vector images
069X Produce technical illustrations
069Y Use assemblage techniques to create illustrations
069Z Develop illustration techniques
06A0 Produce advertising illustrations
06A1 Create illustrations for literary works
06A2 Create editorial portraits and illustrations
06A3 Create documentary and scientific illustrations
06A4 Create specialized illustrations and motifs
06A5 Manage their own business
Number of hours alloted to specific training: 2 070

Specialization B - Animation

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
014K Represent movements
014Q Draw characters
014R Represent the anatomy of a living creature in action
014T Animate a character
014U Analyze the cinematographic techniques used in an animated film
014V Create backgrounds and props
014W Represent a subject’s emotions and feelings
014X Create characters
014Y Determine the colours for a project
014Z Draw key poses and background outlines for a sequence
0150 Animate characters based on dialogue
0152 Create and animate visual effects
0153 Digitally process and assemble animation drawings
0154 Animate a 3D character
0155 Produce an animation
0156 Manage their career
Number of hours alloted to specific training: 2 070

Conditions d'admission et préalables

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

Organismes scolaires offrant le programme

Collège J/S
Collège Dawson J Plus d'info 


Les illustratrices et les illustrateurs réalisent des illustrations pour les livres, les magazines, la publicité, le dessin animé, les jeux vidéo, les murales urbaines, etc. Ils élaborent des concepts d’illustration, réalisent des esquisses en utilisant des médiums traditionnels (graphite, fusain, crayon, pinceau, encre, par exemple) et des médiums numériques (logiciels de dessin, tablettes graphiques, appareils photographiques, par exemple). C’est un emploi créatif qui convient aux personnes qui possèdent de bonnes habiletés en dessin. Une carrière comme illustrateur demande également de la curiosité, de la polyvalence et de la minutie.

Formation(s) connexe(s)


Salaire moyen

Illustrateur — 28,99 $

Appellation(s) d'emploi

Animateur 2D/animatrice 2D
Animateur 3D/animatrice 3D

IMT en ligne - Emploi Québec

Professions visées

Graphic arts technicians (5223)
Graphic designers and illustrators (5241)

Relation avec le marché du travail

Information provenant du MES et du MEQ

Insertion au marché du travail   (Information provenant du MES et du MEQ)

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