3D Digital Design

In 3D Digital Design, you will:

  • Create 3D models, animations and virtual reality environments for use in games, media, training and simulations.
  • Utilize state-of-the-art technology and industry-standard software.
  • Specialize in your choice of Environment or Character Design in your second year.
  • Learn constructive drawing and design skills to enhance the quality of your models.
  • Gain related skills including 3D printing, videography and audio editing.
  • Demonstrate your career-readiness by creating a professional 3D Design portfolio.


2 Years | 6 Semesters | September-June

Interested in finding out more?
Contact: The Registrar’s Office, toll free, 1-877-400-1107 or email nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca

Areas of Study
  • 3D Modeling and Animation
  • 3D Printing
  • Drawing
  • Post Production
  • Virtual Environment Design
  • Promotion and Marketing
Tech Requirements


Students will be required to purchase:

  • A good USB 3 external hard drive to back-up their work (at least 4 TB recommended)
  • Several USB 3 memory sticks (16G or larger) for copying and moving files
  • Earphones (over-ear recommended)


Software is provided in the computer labs, but students may wish to purchase their own software to work at home.

Career Possibilities
  • 3D Generalist/Modeller
  • Illustrator/Concept Artist
  • Freelance Designer and Consultant
  • Entrepreneur/Business Owner
Admission Requirements
  • $50 Application Fee (1)
  • An official Transcript of Marks indicating 1 of the following:
    • Certificate in Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) from NBCCD (Good Standing)
    • 1-year of post-secondary education*
    • Equivalent experience will be considered*(2)

*A portfolio is required and after reviewed, may lead to a personal interview (3)

(1) The $50 application fee is in Canadian dollars, applies to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents and is non-refundable and subject to change without notice. International applicants pay a $100 Canadian application fee. See International Students for more information.

(2) Equivalencies to all academic admission requirements are evaluated through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). If you are 21 years of age, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant.

(3) Most students begin their studies at the College by taking our Foundation Visual Arts Program. If you already have a certificate in visual arts, have previous post-secondary experience or in the visual arts, you might be eligible for direct entry into this diploma program. Once you have submitted the requirements for direct entry, the College may contact you for an interview to have an opportunity to discuss your educational goals.

Portfolio Requirements

Direct Entry Portfolio Requirements

To ensure that you are well-prepared to bypass the Foundation Visual Arts Program (FVA) and enter directly into an NBCCD Diploma Program, we need to assess your abilities and knowledge of the foundations of visual art. Please read Direct Entry Requirements for full instructions.

All exercises must be original and created within the last 6 months. Your examples must be presented digitally and saved in either JPEG or PDF format at 150 dpi on a USB memory stick. Please be sure to carefully label your jump drive with your name and contact information. If you would like your memory stick to be returned, please provide a self-addressed envelope.

You may instead choose to submit your portfolio digitally by attaching your files to an email. Please do not send your files through Google Drive or any other file sharing program. If your submission size exceeds 9mb, please split your portfolio into multiple emails, all containing your name and contact information.

Please mail or drop off your jump drive or submit files electronically to:

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1



  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three Observational Drawings
  • Three 2D Design Exercises
  • Two 3D Design Exercises
  • Three Colour Theory Exercises
  • Compare & Contrast Essay
  • Image List


Apply Now

Apply Here: Canadian Students

Apply Here: International Students

Go to the Admission Requirements to learn more. This page will also provide more details and info on where to mail your transcript of marks, cash, cheques and/or money order.


Andrea Pavlovic, Diploma in Integrated Media, 2013, Graduate Studies, 2014

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