CG Spectrum – Introduction to 2D Animation

Introduction to 2D Animation




From $3,199 USD


3 months





about the course

What will you learn?

A fun, hands-on 2D animation short course for beginners. Learn from professional animators who worked on classics like Klaus, Rick & Morty, Pokemon Sun & Moon, Pocahontas, 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’s online 2D animation course! In just 3 months, this beginner’s course will equip you with a solid foundation in 2D animation. You’ll dive right into the 12 Principals of Animation and the many features of Toon Boom Harmony.

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Graduate with an outstanding portfolio

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Be mentored by a world-class animator

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

Learn to animate even without prior knowledge

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?

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

*This short course is the same as the term one of the 2D Animation Diploma, so you’ll be a third of the way through the diploma course if you choose to continue your journey!


What do you need to apply?


$ 3,199 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,185 USD
    (3 x payments)


$ 3,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,485 USD
    (3 x payments)

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