2D Concept Design & Animation with Photoshop/Storyboard Pro/Harmony

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What is this Course about?

Our full-time 2D Concept Design & Animation course is one year long. Students will be exposed to 2D illustration concepts and animation techniques with the help of Adobe Photoshop, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony.This course aims to improve the students understanding of characters and their environments, the creation of such worlds and the effective communication of them through 2D art and animation.Course content includes:

  • Basic to intermediate Illustration Techniques
  • Colour Theory
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Concept Art
  • Matte Painting
  • Character Development
  • Storyboarding with Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
  • Background & prop design
  • Principles of Animation
  • Animation in Toon Boom Harmony

What will you get?

After finishing this course, you will have a complete understanding of the different pieces of software and the workflow required to use them successfully. You will also get:

  • Internationally recognized Toon Boom Certificate
  • Show-reel stills and animation
  • Interaction and classes with industry professionals

Who should attend?

The course is suited best for artists who want to improve their character design skills and the environments they inhabit, to effectively convey ideas, stories or messages through the medium of 2D animation, following established industry standards. It is also a brilliant starting point for anyone interested in creating games and/or 3D animation as it teaches the basics and strengthens the idea process.

Graduates from Graphics Design or Multimedia courses who would like to add an illustrative quality to their work will also greatly benefit from this course.

Get to know your instructor!

Kim Bussiahn has been in the creative and design industry for almost 10 years.She is an accomplished digital illustrator with a Diploma in Multimedia Design and Technology, and well versed in Photoshop with works appearing in magazines such as Imagine FX. You can see her professional work on Behance.Over the past years she has worked in the production of both local and international series using Toon Boom. She attended Toon Boom workshops in Canada to become the first fully certified South African Toon Boom instructor

Join our family!

The costs for this full-time course is R 65 000.00 excluding VAT. This fee covers all course expenses including books, student licenses and other training material.Because we feel it is important for you to know where we are, and what we are doing, we kindly ask you to come for a personal interview (preferably with a parent or guardian), bringing the following information:

  • Matric certificate/grade 12 or equivalent
  • 1 Passport photograph
  • A one page statement of intent, describing in your own words why you wish to pursue a career in the digital animation industry and why you would find yourself a suitable candidate.
  • A creative portfolio for review

Please download and complete digitally our application form and email it back to us, selecting your preferred day and time for the interview. Once we receive it we will confirm your appointment!

We hope to hear from you soon!

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