Learn to take an idea for a space and create it virtually to ensure it’s up to code and beyond client expectation before construction begins. In the Architectural Animation Technology program, you’ll learn to communicate spatial ideas and basic construction visualization techniques to a variety of industries, including architecture, interior design and digital environments.
Our unique, two-year diploma program is offered through both fully online and in-person delivery formats and will give you specialized production knowledge and visual communication skills in digital rendering and animation to succeed in the world of architecture. You’ll work on projects that simulate real world design problems and gain professional experience in both commercial and residential architectural design communication.
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Students who have graduated from the two-year Interior Design Technology program will only require one additional year to complete the Architectural Animation Technology program. Graduates of the Architectural Animation Technology program will only require one additional year to complete the Interior Design Technology program.Apply Now Grab and Go Information
Our diploma program will prepare you to work with design teams in a wide variety of fields:
- Architectural Animation Communications Specialist
- Architectural Illustrator
- BIM Draftsperson
- CAD Designer
- Digital Environmental Artist
- Immersive Artist
- Three-dimensional Designer
- Three-dimensional Modelling and Texture Artist
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hands-on training using 3D modeling
industry integration experience
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This program is available for International Students.
New applicants are accepted into the Architectural Animation Technology program for the Fall (September) term.
General Admissions Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.
In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of this calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):
- Grade 12 Math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2 or a higher level Math)
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded an Architectural Animation Technology diploma.
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Hyflex – AAT, IDT, VR Programs
All lectures for this program occur in a digital environment while labs are divided into face-to-face and online learning cohorts. Face-to-face labs are delivered through video conference to online learning cohorts.
|Design History I
|Introduction to Immersive Technology
|Writing for the Workplace
|Design History II
|Residential Design Studio
|Art and Design for Extended Reality
|Building Systems and Code
|Bldg Information Modeling
|Global Design Trends
Practicum Experience Requirements
There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.
Tuition and Fees
Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
Students in this program are required to purchase a mobile learning device from the college. Computer cost is approximately $1,450.00 plus a $100.00 access fee. In the second year of the program, only the access is charged. These costs are subject to change. Check your admissions letter for more details or contact your program and check the Mobile Learning page.
Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.fees, books and supplies is the same for all students.
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