The Curriculum

At The Animation School we have concentrated on structuring a curriculum that produces animators versus just software operators. Think of it like this: knowing how to use Word Perfect on a computer doesn’t automatically make you a novelist!

Our curriculum works and it works hard. This viewpoint is supported by the consistent prizes and accolades that our students win. We concentrate on giving students a solid foundation of 3D artistic development – both on a creative and technical level. So that when it comes time for international and local employers to assess potential job candidates, The Animation School’s students stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Furthermore, our curriculum is supported by industry authorities to make sure that the education we provide meets the ever-changing requirements of the animation industry. And as a successful graduate who has finished our 3-year full time course, you will have developed and refined your artistic talent to an entry-level skills level for acceptance in the highly competitive animation industry.

Animation Dimplma | Curriculum

Animation Diploma | Our Instructors


Our Instructors

We are exceptionally selective when it comes to hiring our instructors.

Our instructors have to be both highly qualified and have a diverse range of production experience. In our opinion, simply teaching from a textbook is simply not good enough.

Our core staff faculty includes award-winning professionals who have excelled in both digital 3D and classical animation techniques. While visiting instructors and regular presentations from local and international studies, ensure that we are always up to date with industry trends and requirements of a constantly changing industry.


As an internationally accredited animation and visual effects training centre, The Animation School is the leading institution in South Africa certified to issue its graduates with internationally recognised certificates for Hollywood-industry standard software.

To maintain the accreditations given to us, we undergo annual assessment by representatives of our principals. We are proud to add that The Animation School is the only learning institute in Africa that specialises in animation and visual effects.
The nitty-gritty details if you’re interested:

  • The Animation School (Pty) Ltd is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2020 as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997.  Registration certificate no. 2009/HE07/013.
  • The Diploma offered by The Animation School is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the NQF as: Diploma: Digital Animation (NQF Level 6; Qualification ID 71756 with 360 credits)
  • The Diploma in Digital Animation is Accredited by The Council on Higher Education
  • Member of MICT SETA
  • Internationally recognised as an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre
Animation Dimplma | Accreditation