Don't miss this chance to learn from Disney and DreamWorks artists who worked on classics like Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Road to El Dorado. Discover industry secrets used to create the whimsical characters you grew up watching, and create your own animations from scratch!
Bring your stories to life with CG Spectrum online 2D animation school!
In just 3 months, this beginners course will equip you with a solid foundation in 2D animation. You'll dive right into the 12 Principals of Animation and the many tools and features of Toon Boom Harmony (used to create Rick & Morty, The Simpsons and Klaus).
This short course is the perfect way to get started in the world of 2D, and it forms term one of the 2D Animation Diploma, so if you decide to continue, you'll be one-third of the way through the diploma course!
Starting with the 12 Principles of Animation, you'll learn 2D animation fundamentals and begin putting them into practice with your first 2D pieces: the bouncing ball, flour sack jump and a walk cycle.
You'll discover how to add personality and emotion to your work while creating the illusion of three-dimensional space; learn key features of Toon Boom; and get familiar with drawing tools, posing, timing, spacing, the timeline and X-sheet.
This short course is also the first term of the 2D Animation Diploma, so you'll be one-third of the way through the diploma course and can choose to continue your journey!
While at Disney and DreamWorks Scott animated classics like Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame and Road to El Dorado. He later won an Oscar for best special effects for Life of Pi.Read full bio
Montréal-based Hubert Lapointe has worked as an animator and animation supervisor on hit shows like Rick & Morty and The Ollie and Moon Show, and as a software instructor for ToonBoom.Read full bio
Marcel has animated for film, TV and video games since 2003 at studios across Canada and France including Bardel and Gameloft. He was also a Toon Boom instructor at studios and schools around the world.Read full bio
Mike's been animating films and games for 28 years at Disney, Netflix and Eidos Interactive. Credits include Pocahontas, Hercules, Tarzan, Fantasia 2000, and F is For Family.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 animation courses based on industry input and focus on teaching skills studios are hiring for.
The three courses below form a complete study pathway designed to fast track your education so you can land your first job sooner. Each course can also be taken separately depending on your skill level and career goals.
The Introduction to 2D Animation Certificate teaches you solid foundations, giving you an idea of what it takes to pursue a career in this field.
This course serves as the first term of the 2D Animation Diploma, so you’ll already be one-third of the way through the diploma course if you choose to continue your journey.
The 2D Animation Diploma develops your skill level further with a focus on producing the quality of animation expected in film and television production.
The Advanced 2D Animation Diploma takes your skills to a feature film level and focuses on building your professional portfolio.