CG Spectrum – Advanced 2D Animation Course

Advanced 2D Animation COURSE




From $7,999 USD


9 months





about the course

What will you learn?

The Advanced 2D Animation Diploma prepares you for an exciting career in 2D animation. You’ll learn from industry experts who have worked at top studios, gain valuable industry insights, build critical job skills, and develop a polished portfolio to show employers.

Focusing on cut-out style character animation, your mentor will guide you through fun and challenging exercises, offering insightful feedback to help you progress faster as an artist. Mentors actively work in the industry, so you know you’re receiving the most up-to-date training.

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Graduate with an outstanding portfolio

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Learn advanced skills studios are hiring for

Become proficient in industry software Toon Boom Harmony

Get additional career support and guidance

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

course structure

term 1

Building on principles gained in the 2D Animation Diploma, you’ll add cutout animation to your skillset, learning techniques using Toon Boom Harmony’s peg and node animation system, then moving onto complex physical animations, rigging, and animating bipeds and quadrupeds. With your mentor’s guidance, you’ll analyze strong cutout scenes and apply lessons to your own work.

By the end of this term, you will have a strong understanding of advanced cutout style animation techniques, and confidence in rigging and animating characters and creatures.

What will you learn?

  • Create cutout style animation
  • Rig and animate bipeds & quadrupeds
  • Use advanced Toon Boom tools
  • Master poses, timing & spacing 

term 2

You’ll jump into a variety of projects including single and two-character dialogue acting scenes using the cutout animation technique. You’ll be introduced to Harmony’s FX and compositing tools, and use them to add these elements to your dialogue scenes.

By the end of this term, you will have a better understanding of how, when, and why you should add FX to your animations, and have hands-on practice using Harmony’s compositing and FX tools.

What will you learn?

  • Apply advanced movement techniques
  • Maximize Harmony compositing and FX tools
  • Use acting for feature/episodic animation
  • Add FX to enhance your animations

term 3

Using the technique of your choice (tradigital, cutout, or both), you will be mentored in the planning and production of a short animation demo reel, which includes design and animation of multiple characters, creation of background elements, and addition of camera movement, FX, and compositing.

All diploma students receive additional 1-on-1 career support, portfolio reviews, and industry insights from CG Spectrum’s Career Development Manager.

What will you learn?

  • Polish your portfolio to impress employers
  • Be more confident with negotiation
  • Network & self-promote effectively
  • Tap into the hidden job market


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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