Learn how to get two characters interacting in a fun and realistic way. Discover how to analyze dialogue, shoot reference video and set up scenes using professional workflows. Watch your animation come alive as you apply your new knowledge of shot composition, cinematography, layering, acting beats and body mechanics to your scene.
Expand your versatility as an artist with creature animation. From quadruped walks, runs and jumps, to animating winged creatures, you’ll gain a solid understanding of creature animation, and have a great time breathing life into your creatures.
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This final term is dedicated to getting you job-ready! With your mentor’s guidance, you’ll polish your best pieces for your portfolio. As a diploma student, you can access additional career development services to learn how to develop your competitive edge, market yourself, and make the best possible impression in front of employers.
All diploma students receive additional 1-on-1 career support, portfolio reviews, and industry insights from CG Spectrum's Career Development Manager.
Department Head Mark has held lead positions at Rainmaker, Sony and Weta Digital working on films like Avatar, The Adventures of Tintin, and Night at the Museum.Read full bio
Simon has been working in the game industry since 2005, and was credited as the only technical cinematic animator for Batman: Arkham City at Rocksteady Studios.Read full bio
Delano's credits include Ready Player One, The Walking Dead, Deadpool and Independence Day: Resurgence from his time at top studios Zoic, Digital Domain and Mill Film.Read full bio
Justin has brought dozens of games to life in his 2-decade career. Credits include Tony Hawk, Mortal Kombat, and other AAA titles like Singularity and Stranglehold.Read full bio
Roland has worked his way across the globe at major studios like Weta Digital, where he worked on two Planet of The Apes movies, The Hobbit Trilogy, and Avengers: Infinity War.Read full bio
Adrian's worked at Weta, ILM and Animal Logic on films and games like Captain Marvel, The Hobbit Trilogy, Fortnite Battle Royale and League of Legends Worlds Championship.Read full bio
The Willoughbys co-Director brings 17 years of industry experience from Nerdcorps, Bardel, Rainmaker and Lucasfilm where he worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.Read full bio
Nick's held lead positions at major game studios Relic Entertainment and Phoenix Labs. Credits include Dauntless, Dawn of War 3 and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.Read full bio
Lukas worked his way through the biggest VFX studios (ILM, Weta Digital, Animal Logic, MPC) on films like Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, and War for the Planet of the Apes.Read full bio
Ambre has worked as an animator in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Canada on projects like LEGO Avengers, Happy Feet Two, Avatar and Where the Wild Things Are.Read full bio
The most affordable way to learn from top industry mentors in a fun, collaborative environment, while still getting plenty of personalized feedback.
Progress faster and enjoy more flexiblity with private mentorship. Ideal for busy schedules, career-changers, or artists upgrading skills or changing specialties.
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We've built our courses based on industry input and focus on teaching the skills that studios are hiring for. The 3D Animation course pathway is designed to fast track your education so you can land your first job sooner.
The three courses below form a complete study pathway to help you go from a beginner to industry-ready artist, however, each course can be taken separately depending on your skill level and career goals.
The Introduction to 3D Animation Certificate teaches you solid foundations, giving you an idea of what it takes to pursue a career in 3D animation. This introduction course serves as the first term of the 3D Animation Diploma, so you’ll be one-third of the way through the diploma course if you choose to continue your journey.
The 3D Animation Diploma develops your skill level further with a focus on producing the quality of animation expected in video game and television production.
The Advanced 3D Animation Diploma takes your skills to a feature film and AAA video game level and focuses on building your professional portfolio.