The Animation School

South Africa

The Animation School was founded in the year 2000 with the vision of being internationally recognised as the leading provider of higher education in the field of animation by producing award-winning graduates who are employed by top companies worldwide.

We collaborate closely with our industry to develop a pool of creative talent with the knowledge, technological skills, and motivation to be highly competitive in the field of animation worldwide. Our focus on student success is promoted through a culture of respect, integrity, and professionalism within a creative and technologically supported learning

The Animation School has recently been ranked in the world’s top 25 animation training programs by the Animation Career Review, with world-class campuses in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, offering a three-year full-time Diploma in Digital Animation and intensive short courses in animation. Their students consistently win top honors at award ceremonies across the globe and graduates have been employed by leading studios worldwide.

The Animation School have a laser-sharp focus on animation while drawing on local and international knowledge and experience from related sectors such as art, design, and film. This focus gives our students a competitive advantage because they can refine and develop the skills which the animation industry specifically seeks.

The Diploma in Digital Animation prepares students for a successful career in the animation industry by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, technological training, and professionalism required to make a smooth transition into the workplace or the opportunity to further their studies.

The Animation School also offers short courses to allow students to get a head start on their Animation journey. Whether you are in the corporate world wishing to branch out into a more creative field, a traditional artist wishing to digitise your creativity, or you are just intrigued by the the process of digital animation.


Diploma in Digital Animation

Short courses:

Introduction to Digital Drawing
Introduction to 2D Cartoon Animation
Introduction to 3D Animation

  • 12th Best Animation Training Programme in the world (2023) by the Animation Career Review
  • Rookie Certified Art School (2023) by The Rookies
  • 13th Best Animation Training Programme in the world (2022) by the Animation Career Review
  • We offer the 12th best training programme in the world as rated by the Animation Career Review.
  • Our 3-year Diploma in Digital Animation equips students with the knowledge and hands-on experience to require no training after graduating.
  • Our third-year films are privately screened to industry professionals from across the country to grant our students exposure to the animation industry.
  • We host industry workshops and lectures by local and international industry professionals.
  • Our Alumni have gone on to work on films and shows for Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, and Netflix.
Cape Town Campus

42 Searle Street, Woodstock
Cape Town, South Africa, 7925

Johannesburg Campus

110 Conrad Drive, Craighall Park
Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2196

Location South Africa
Founded in 2000
Number of Campuses 2
Joined Honoris United Universities
in 2023

Phone CAT: +27 21 461 0822
Phone JHB: +27 11 886 0624