“Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” – Walt Disney.

Program Description:

This course will allow students to enter the creative world of animation. The main goal of the course is to develop the student’s creative skills while exploring the principles of animation, stop-motion, character design, rigging, walk cycles, cell animation, lip syncing, and compositing.  This stand-alone ICT course is made up of the following 2 half credit ICT framework courses: 2D Animation (ANHR35S) and 3D Modelling (MOHR35S).
Sisler IDM & Animation has been recognized as a hub excellence by Adobe, New Media Manitoba, Manitoba Film & Music, Toon Boom, & Vancouver Film School.

Sisler High School currently have articulation agreements with several post-secondary institutions, including the University of Winnipeg, Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts, and Vancouver Film School.  We are working hard to setup similar partnerships with other post-secondary institutions like:  Red River College, School Creative and more.   We are also working with New Media Manitoba & the Province of Manitoba to establish summer internships for the students with the top grades in the Sisler IDM frameworks. Here is the proposed criteria for internships:
           •  Students must apply for Intern positions,
           •  Grade 12s (but grade 11s may apply)
           •  Students must finish with an 90%+ average in IDM Framework classes to be considered,
           •  Students must be willing to adjust schedules to participate in Intern positions,
           •  Students must be applying to post-secondary institutions to be considered.
For our articulation with VFS,  Animation students qualify for up to $300 in scholarship money, priority to participate in every animation/concept art workshop and a chance to meet VFS faculty members at Sisler or in Vancouver.

Student Laptop Portfolio Requirements: 

Local Computer Digital Portfolio, cloud back-up and USB Drive:
1.  Create a new First Last name_Animation subfolder in your thawed drive,
2.  Create Unit 1 sub-folder, Unit 2 sub-folder, Media sub-folder, and Summative sub-folder
Remember that the Data on the thawed drive may be deleted at any time, so back up your work daily!