CG Spectrum – 2D Animation Course

2D Animation Course




From $7,999 USD


9 months





about the course

What will you learn?

Learn 2D animation from top animators and progress faster with expert career training and mentorship. Discover what it takes to become a professional 2D animator! In this comprehensive course, you’ll learn how to use Toon Boom Harmony to create hand-drawn style character animations from scratch and be guided every step of the way by your industry mentor.

CG Spectrum’s 2D animation classes are conducted online, meaning they’re available to you, wherever you are in the world. You’ll be personally mentored by former Disney and DreamWorks artists with decades of experience working on TV shows, and feature films. Your mentor will guide you through exercises, offering insightful feedback to help you progress faster as an artist.

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Graduate with an outstanding portfolio

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Be mentored by a world-class animator

Train on industry software Toon Boom Harmony

Learn hand-drawn style character animation

Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)

course structure

term 1

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.

What will you learn?

  • Make your own 2D animations from scratch
  • Use Toon Boom Harmony software
  • Apply the 12 Principles of Animation
  • Set up efficient workflows

term 2

This term focuses on drawing skills, advanced physical human and quadruped animation, plus animating pantomime and simple dialogue scenes. You’ll study the greats and discover what makes their work so captivating, learn the importance of silhouettes, how to use a variety of timing in your story, and gain speed creating thumbnails and key poses.

What will you learn?

  • Identify what makes or breaks a scene
  • Leverage anatomy principles in your work
  • Create your own compelling pantomime animation
  • Bring creatures to life with believable movement

term 3

By this stage, you’re ready for more advanced aspects of 2D: creating appealing characters, solid drawings, expressive acting, and FX animation. Increase your technical skills while working towards creating a polished dialogue scene. Finish the course by polishing your portfolio and exploring the next steps with your mentor.

What will you learn?

  • Create successful model sheets
  • Develop a 2-person dialogue scene
  • Add compelling FX and details
  • Finalize projects for your portfolio


What do you need to apply?


$ 7,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly installments: $1,185 USD
    (9 x payments)
  • Per term installments: $3,199 USD
    (3 x payments)


$ 9,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly installments: $1,485 USD
    (9 x payments)
  • Per term installments: $3,999 USD
    (3 x payments)

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