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Higher Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects

Overview

Course Overview

In this course students acquire comprehensive skills in computer-generated 3D 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 also gain expertise in business management, marketing and communications, and knowledge 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.


QUALIFICATION
Higher Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects

SAQA ID: 86986; Duration 1 year; NQF Level 5; Exit Level Credits 140

  • Cape Town

Skills

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Storytelling
  • Drawing
  • 3D animation
  • Post production
  • Industry knowledge
  • Principles of animation
  • Animation tools
  • Project management

Careers

Career Options

Graduates will be able to apply for the following types of positions:

  • Character Animator
  • Character Designer
  • Environment Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Storyboard Artist

Modules

Higher Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects
VIEW MODULE DESCRIPTIONS
Semester 1
Fundamentals of DrawingScripting & StoryboardingMotion GraphicsPrinciples of 3D Modelling
Principles of 2D Animation
Semester 2
Modelling Digital Environments3D AnimationVisual Effects (VFx)Advanced Character Animation
Creative Project

Modules & Module Content Subject to Change.

Semester 1
Fundamentals of Drawing
Scripting & Storyboarding
Motion Graphics
Principles of 3D Modelling
Principles of 2D Animation
Semester 2
Modelling Digital Environments
3D Animation
Visual Effects (VFx)
Advanced Character Animation
Creative Project

Modules & Module Content Subject to Change.

Key facts

  • DURATION(S):

    1 Year Full Time

  • INTAKES:

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    Start Date: N/A

    End Date: N/A

  • COURSE TYPE:

    Certificate

Entry requirements

Basic Entry Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or equivalent academic learning of an NQF 4 qualification or higher, with university exemption/endorsement.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Adequate hearing abilities & adequately sighted.
English Language Proficiency

Successful applicants for all courses must be proficient in written and spoken English.

In case of TOEFL or IELTS testing, students must score:

  • 6.0 on IELTS
  • 550 on TOEFL (paper-based)
  • 213 on TOEFL (computer-based)
  • 79 (Internet based)

If an applicant is a native English speaker or has studied in the medium of English on a secondary or post-secondary level, then the English language test requirement may be waived.

Fees and Payments

Fees: view our current Fee Schedule for information on our course fees. (Page 20)

Payment options: Full Payment Upfront, Quarterly Instalments, Monthly Instalments 

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