Vancouver-based Emily Carr University of Art and Design is developing a 'Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) Centre of Excellence'.
"3D is not only the future," said Emily Carr President Ron Burnett, "it's going to be the base of a transformation in how we view images, in how we relate to entertainment, and in how we live our lives..."
S3D will open September 2010, with workshops for industry professionals, then offered as part of a regular curriculum at the university, September, 2011.
On Thursday, university officials unveiled a new $300,000 3D camera system, purchased with funding from the federal government.
"I'm ... told that I'm the first Canadian politician to be filmed in 3D," said Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, after pledging $530,000 in federal funding for the centre.
Emily Carr will team up with San Rafael, California-based VFX company Kerner Optical to create the new centre.
"3D is shifting the economic landscape" said Lynn Leboe, Kerner's Head of International Research and Development.