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National Certificate in 2D Animation

Let’s get things moving! Animation is an ever-growing profession with more and more opportunities opening up across countless markets.

This accredited creative programme in animation will give you the skills needed to produce engaging animations in a host of fields giving you the edge in the design and animation industry. With the help of our knowledge experts you will be equipped with the technical know-how to ideate, develop, and publish animations that delight people and tell meaningful stories.

In this programme, you will be taken through the fundamentals of motion, best practices for developing visuals to use in your animations, the design process used in animation, and a range of possible applications for your animations.

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Kickstart your career in animated storytelling.

Anyone who has engaged in persuasive communication knows that storytelling is a great way to reach people – and animation is a great way to tell a story. A qualification in 2D animation allows you to create better advertising, better user interfaces, and stronger information design. People with traditional industry training need to enhance their skills to enter an expanding set of opportunities in the digital design industry.

Build incredible skills

Gear up with all the practical tools and theoretical know-how to build your career in 2D Animation from the word go.

Learn from top talent

This National Certificate is built and taught by animation experts who have spent decades in the industry and know what it demands.

Think outside the box

This National Certificate is ideal for anyone looking to thrive in the industry using persuasive communication and bringing ideas to life.

Elevate your career

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow qualification, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

Red & Yellow qualifications are made to future-proof your career

Our qualifications are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. Top businesses across industries recognise Red & Yellow graduates as having the practical skills and the theoretical background to hit the ground running with confidence and creative flair.

What you’ll learn:

  • A thorough introduction to motion and the design conventions associated with animation
  • To create visual elements for 2D animation for a variety of purposes
  • To build on fundamentals and develop characters for animation
  • How to use relevant software to create convincing and accurate figures in a variety of motion-specific posts
  • How to create composite layers that interact with one another through movement
  • To gain the necessary tools and knowledge to break down animation into workable segments on the timeline
  • To present visual and timing structures for animation
  • How to create graphic elements for apps, render their animation files, and present an impressive portfolio of work

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Course curriculum:

Module 01

Motion Fundamentals

Module 02

Develop Visuals

Module 03

Design Process and Animation

Module 04

Animation Application

Meet your team:

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Di Charton

Senior Lecturer

Di embodies purpose over profit, having stepped aside from a successful career in the advertising industry to fulfil her passion of shaping the minds of tomorrow.

Di strives to empower and educate the SA marketing communications industry through a myriad of traditional and digital platforms.

“Thank you Team Red & Yellow for the knowledge. It’s only been a few months and I can see a difference in the way I think regarding advertising and marketing in the digital realm.”

Nadine Botes

Ogilvy – Senior Creative Specialist in Retail Marketing and Advertising