Higher Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects | Full time

Your Dream Career in Animation is Only Limited by Your Imagination
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Cape Town, Johannesburg
Admission Requirement
National Senior Certificate with Higher Certificate entry, or equivalent. Communication in English at NQF 4. Maths/ Maths Literacy NQF 4. Computer Literacy NQF 3. Art experience is recommended.
Higher Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects (SAQA ID: 86986, NQF Level 5)
1 Year
Higher Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects | Full time
Course Duration
1 Year
Type of Study
Full Time
Intakes per year
March & July
Tuition Fee

Your Career in Animation and Visual Effects Begins Now

Course Overview

In the Higher Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects programme students acquire comprehensive skills in free-hand drawing, 2D and 3D computer-generated graphics and animation using the industry’s most widely used software.

The curriculum provides an understanding of the systems and equipment used for creating animation and the practical experience required for production techniques and design concepts. Students gain comprehensive expertise of the contemporary ‘infotainment’ industry.

Course Aims

The Animation curriculum is vast in its scope and does not focus solely on the world of cartoons that is so synonymous with the term animation, in order to inform, educate and ultimately facilitate authentic employment opportunities for graduates.

Animation and visual effects (VFX) have become inseparable from motion picture in all of its shapes and forms and has consequently cemented itself as a critical element of the new media landscape commercially and creatively. This course addresses the intricacies of both the art and science of animation in its numerous guises.

Skills You Will Learn

Foundational principles of Animation Drawing for animation Storyboarding: composing animated stories Tradigital hand-drawn animation Digital 2D & 3D Animation Concept art: character, asset and environment design Visual Effects and Motions Graphics Business fundamentals of animation
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Career Opportunities

  • Character Animator
  • Character Designer
  • Environment Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Storyboard Artist to applyHigher Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects | Full time | SAE Institute South Africa
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