Animation Courses Taught By Award-Winning Industry Experts

Learn animation for film and games and graduate with the job skills needed to become an animator. Our online animation school offers industry-approved animation courses taught by professional animators from studios like Disney, Ubisoft, ILM, Sony, EA and Weta.

Why Study Animation at CG Spectrum

  • Learn animation techniques used by major studios
  • Get direct access & guidance from industry veterans
  • Career-focused animation training to get you job-ready
  • Grow your industry network as you learn

Progress faster with your career goals with an industry mentor as your guide, and graduate with the confidence, skills and portfolio to land your first job in the industry!

Kick-start your animation career at CG Spectrum online animation school.

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Career Outcomes

Study with CG Spectrum and open up a world full of exciting possibilities! With the rise of streaming services, the demand for fresh 2D and 3D content is high. So too is the demand for skilled artists. Our animation classes prepare you for a successful career in the entertainment industry.

Animators are constantly pushing the boundaries, experimenting with new styles and effects, leaving audiences hungry for more. Being such a diverse industry, as an animator, you can choose to work on feature films, TV shows, video games, or for production companies and agencies who produce content for ads, mobile apps and websites.

Our career training equips you with the job skills for many types of jobs such as a 2D or 3D Animator, Layout Artist, Storyboard Artist or Pre-vis Animator, to name just a few. And with technology evolving so quickly, new jobs are being created all the time.

If you’re creative and love storytelling, a career in animation can be a very fulfilling career choice. With CG Spectrum’s online animation program, you’ll get your skills up to studio-standard in no time with guidance from industry veterans who have worked at Disney, DreamWorks, Sony and ILM. Besides studying the technical skills, you’ll learn invaluable industry lessons and practical job skills that can’t be found in a book. Get ready to turn your creative passion into a career!

 

Explore Our Animation Courses

Get your career off to the best start! From beginner courses to full industry diplomas, we’ve got a range of study options to suit all skill levels and career goals.

Introduction to 3D Animation

Beginner ⋅ 6 Months

Learn 3D animation for film and games with this hands-on beginners course! Master the essentials including the 12 Principals of Animation, body mechanics, and combat animation. Gain speed and confidence in Maya as you have fun building your own animations from scratch.

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Advanced 3D Animation Diploma

Intermediate to Advanced ⋅ 10 Months

If you’re serious about becoming a 3D Animator, this course is for you! Learn how to create believable animations that keep viewers in suspense and wanting more. Discover pro tips and techniques from award-winning artists, as you develop a range of human and creature animations for your portfolio.

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Introduction to 2D Animation

Beginner ⋅ 3 Months

Learn the basics of 2D animation from Disney and Dreamworks animators! Join our online animation classes and build essential foundation skills including the 12 principals of animation, the bouncing ball, walk cycles and a character take using the industry-standard software Toon Boom Harmony.

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Advanced 2D Animation Diploma

Intermediate to Advanced ⋅ 10 Months

Become a professional 2D Animator! Learn hand-drawn or “cut-out” style character animation, and build scenes that captivate and delight your audience. Train on Toon Boom Harmony (the industry standard software used by top studios) and hit the ground running at your first job!

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Get Direct Access to Industry Mentors

To be the best, it helps to learn from the best. All animation classes are taught by industry mentors with years of experience working on blockbuster films and best-selling games.
Scott Claus

Scott Claus

Mentor of 2D Animation

Known for

Hercules

Nick Unden

Nick Unden

Mentor of 3D Animation

Known for

Dauntless

Mike Wiesmeier

Mike Wiesmeier

Dept. Head of 2D Animation

Known for

Tarzan

Mark Pullyblank

Mark Pullyblank

Dept. Head of 3D Animation

Known for

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Here’s How It Works

Get a more personalized education experience and unrivaled support through live weekly calls with your industry mentor. Learn more about our unique online learning model in the video.

🎓 Animation Courses Led by Industry Pros

Get support and feedback from an industry mentor who is invested in your success.

📆 Flexible Learning and Study Options

 Access industry experts and enjoy a world-class education from the comfort of home.

🖥️ High Graduation and Employment Rate

Graduate job-ready with the help of our dedicated Career Development Manager.

🎖️ Career Training That Puts You In Demand 

Gain hands-on experience and practical job skills that major studios are hiring for.

"My experience at CG Spectrum was amazing. I started the program knowing almost nothing about animation and ended it with a reel that got me an internship at Sony Pictures Imageworks. Could never have dreamed of how far CG Spectrum would take me!"

Vanessa Rossi

Advanced 3D Animation Diploma

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