The AACA 2D Animation online course, enables students to generate independent work and critically apply the principles of 2D animation. Students are able to implement a process of drawing, analysing motion, breaking down motion, enhancing motion, creating expressiveness, and animating objects and figures.

The course is designed with the same intensity and quality of our on-campus learning with the added flexibility studying from anywhere in the world. Making use of the latest technologies in virtual learning, we able to deliver to you the experience that make AACA the best. The lessons are delivered though our App and live online class lectures.

AACA understands the importance of practicals in the discpline of 2D animation, that’s why the lessons are integrated with guided-practicals, projects, quarterly masterclasses, and production camps where the students all get together to produce 2D animation films. In addition, they connect, network and grow, under the supervision of industry professionals.

This course is perfect for anyone, young or old, student or employed who is passionate about becoming a 2D animator.

Course Start Date: 25/01/2021
Duration: One Year
Number of Lessons: +/- 80


The course is delivered in 4 cycles. Each cycle offers a unique approach and is designed to take the student through an exciting experience of drawing from references, generating products, working on flat surfaces (e.g. cartoon/frame-by-frame drawn, cut-out, modified base, or rotoscoping animation) or in three-dimensional space to create clay, object, puppet, pixilation, or direct animation, using frame replacement, modified surface, or three-dimensional space forms, or hybrids of these forms.

On completion of this course, students can also work independently as business owners.
By studying this course at AACA, students are offered the opportunity to reach their full potential of advancement within formal education.
This qualification provides learners with access to qualifications in animation and other related disciplines at NQF level 6.


a) Minimum Qualification Requirements
• ID or Valid Passport
• Proof of residence
• Grade 12 or Matric or Equivalent
• Curriculum Vitae
• Communication, Computer and Maths literacy.

b) Course Requirements
• Laptop
• Smartphone
• Internet connection
• Software used in this course: Adobe Animate cc, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Effects, Cinema 4D, Toon Boom Harmony software

• History of Animation + VFX
• Character Animation
• Toon Boom Animation
• Comic Book Creation
• Moho Anime Studio
• Character Design Animation
• VFX Visual Effects
• Penetration Testing
• Fundamentals of 2D Animation
• Acting and Creature Animation
• Animation walk cycle
• Rigging, compositing, texturing


NQF Level 5 – National Certificate: 2D Animation NQF Level 5: 136 Credits
AACA certificate of completion
All your quarterly 2DAnimation production camp projects, as your showreel.


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