As a parent, you always want what’s best for your children.
You want to allow them to take opportunities that may not have been granted to you. You want them to have the best education and a successful career.
But how do you know what’s right for your artistic and creative child?
The stigma on artists is no longer valid! The demand for artists and animators in the industry is evident as we now live in an age of video-on-demand; thanks to corporations like Netflix and ShowMax.
And with the animation industry being 40 years old in South Africa, we are seeing some extraordinary milestones accomplished in the country. The Animation School student film was recently selected as Top 3 finalists for the BAFTAs; South African animation studio, Triggerfish won an Emmy for a feature-film and a South African animated series shown on Netflix – there is so much to expect in this growing industry!
We are also proud to mention that with celebrating our 21st anniversary, we have continually witnessed over 80% of our graduates employed within the first year of graduation.
With our international academic partnership with one of the best arts schools in the world, we’ve helped our graduates further their studies into a Master’s program in France.
If you want to learn more, about how your child can enjoy a successful and thriving career in animation, then hit the button below, and let’s have a chat.
Thinking about animation as a career is quite new to some South Africans, so this is actually a good question to ask.
But South Africa has a growing animation industry with a number of award-winning productions and highly skilled professional animators. It is important to have a good animation education background and qualification to work at the best animation studios.
South African Animation studios are well known globally for their high-quality work and guess what, the artists that produce that work are mostly The Animation School graduates and in 3 years that could be you.
Our animation technology and software taught at The Animation School is competent and in line with what the biggest animation studios in the world use.
We also rank in the Top 20 International Animation Schools by the Animation Career Review so our Digital Animation Diploma program allows our graduates to continue their post-graduate studies in animation but many of our graduates have been employed both locally and internationally just after completing their studies.
The Animation School offers a 3-year Diploma program in Digital Animation that weighs 360 credits – that is the same amount of credits as a 3-year Degree program offered at any public university.
But why is it only a Diploma course and not a Degree?
Well, because of the practical nature of animation studies. We train our students at The Animation School to have the technical skills necessary to be well equipped and ready to enter the marketplace.
Therefore, it is crucial to include more components of practical assignments and projects in the academic curriculum.
A Diploma program allows us to deliver more practical modules as opposed to bulking up the curriculum with theory, which is more suitable for a Degree program.
This has earned The Animation School compliments from the professional industry who love working with our graduates because “graduates from The Animation School are productive from day one!”
Firstly, as the highest-ranking animation school in Africa to be listed at number 13 in the Top 20 International Animation Schools by the Animation Career Review – why wouldn’t you want to study with Africa’s best animation school really?
Achieving a world ranking as the best in the continent tells us that our quality of education is recognised by the rest of the world and proves how competent we are internationally.
And not only do you kick-start your career in animation with a reputable animation school and an accredited qualification– but you also get the opportunity to further your studies with one of the best animation schools in the world such as our international partners, Gobelins in France.
Read some reviews about what our graduates have to say about studying at The Animation School and how many of them are now working their dream jobs.
Our state-of-the-art campuses are fully equipped with workstations and 24hr access for students to work around the clock.
The Animation School ensures that we have everything in place to help our students succeed not only in the classroom, but also in industry.
“We finished TOP 3 for our Sugarcane Man Short Film at the BAFTA awards”
“Our students have won 95% of local South African animation competitions “
“New York Festivals 2019 Gold World Medal For Best Student Film Category”
Best Animation School IN THE WORLD!
As you can imagine, getting into one of the best animation schools in the world may be tricky.
We want to assist you with submitting a successful application.
We also want to answer any of the questions you may have so that you know for certain that animation is the career choice for you.
There are 3 different phases to your application process, and we want to enlighten you about what happens at every stage so that you know exactly what to expect.
And if you need some student funding, let’s talk about the different options available and we’ll also guide you on how to go about it.
There’s absolutely nothing to lose in this Free Animation Consultation but you best believe there’s so much valuable information to gain!
So go ahead and let us know when you’re free for a chat with The Animation School.
If you still had questions about that, would you really have read this far?
But, maybe you think your child could get the same type of education at a different school.
The skills your child is going to learn over the next 3 years at The Animation School are pretty amazing.
But more than that, they’ll be getting an education that could have them working anywhere in the world.
And we’re 100% sure you want what’s best for your children.
That’s why on the Free Animation Career consultation, we’ll explain to you why it’s best for their future to join us.
And that’s not us doing you a favor.
That’s us telling the truth.
Once you’re more comfortable, you can finally focus on getting your child to start the next phase of their lives!
Applications for 2022 will close at the end of 2021.
But we don’t suggest you wait.
Once applications are closed, they won’t be open again until 2022 for the 2023 academic year.