With BCIT’s Advanced Diploma in Technical Arts, you will develop the skills to become a creative problem solver, who can visualize and deliver solutions that bridge the technical and content side of visual effects, game, and animation projects.
Technical Artists are in high demand in the digital entertainment and interactive media industry for their ability to integrate and synthesize the artistic vision and technical aspects of projects. They collaborate with artists and programmers to set up and maintain the art production workflow, and identify and develop tools to improve, troubleshoot and streamline the production process.
BCIT’s Advanced Diploma in Technical Arts was developed with extensive industry input to provide you with the applied skills for success in this fast-growing field, including techniques, methodologies and scripting to create production and shading tools, procedural operations and assets for game, film and animation projects.
The Advanced Diploma in Technical Arts program was developed with the support and collaboration of:
About the program
Employers value BCIT’s applied, job-ready approach to education and years of experience training students for success in the digital arts sector.
Learn more about program goals and how this program prepares you for a career in technical arts on the Program Details page.
Who should apply for the Advanced Diploma in Technical Arts?This program is right for you if:
If this sounds like you, apply today on the Program Entry page, where you will also learn more about entrance requirements for this program.
What graduates can do
Technical Artists work in a broad range of positions related to video game production, animation and visual effects for TV and film, and interactive experiences across all digital platforms, in small boutique studios through to large multinational companies.
Learn more about career opportunities awaiting you on the Graduating and Jobs page.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Technical Arts, you will be able to:Design and Creation
The Advanced Diploma in Technical Arts gives you the applied technical skills instrumental for success in this fast-growing field and responsive to the needs of the global marketplace. The demand for technical artists is growing rapidly.There are a wide variety of potential job categories/titles for future students. These include, but are not limited to:
Our instructors are well-connected industry professionals. All instructors bring current, relevant experience and first-hand knowledge to the classroom. The artistic and technical knowledge you gain, mixed with hands-on training, prepares you with the foundation for a successful career as a technical artist.
A program advisory committee (PAC), made up of some of BC’s top technical artists and representing a diverse range of companies and sectors, helps keep the Advanced Diploma in Technical Arts up-to-date with the latest industry trends. The PAC also provides guidance regarding the strategic direction of the program, overall trends affecting the curriculum, and the employability of our graduates.
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