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Herzing's Entire 2D Animation Class Hired By Big Jump Entertainment

May 25, 2020 11:27:23 AM

Top animation studio, Big Jump Entertainment, has partnered with Herzing College to train and recruit talented 2D animation students.

A lot of people dream of a career in 2D animation, working on major TV shows and movies at a top animation studio. But they figure the industry is too hard to break into. There’s too much competition for great studio jobs and they’ll never get hired after investing in training. 

They feel pressured to choose another, less “risky” career path and give up on becoming an animator. Sound familiar?  

We recently started a 2D Animation program at Herzing because the exact opposite is true. There is actually a major shortage of skilled 2D animators in Ottawa.

6 Reasons Herzing Has the Best 2D Animation Program in Ottawa

Mar 21, 2019 2:19:00 PM

Cory Morrison (Big Jump Entertainment) and A.J. Cote (Herzing 2D animation instructor) do an interview with CTV News to announce the new partnership between Herzing and Big Jump.

Most people don't realize it, but Ottawa is a major hub for 2D animation. The city is home to several amazing animation studios—including Jam Filled, Big Jump, and Mercury Filmworks.

These companies work on all kinds of projects, from Disney to Nickelodeon to Netflix. In fact, there is so much animation work flowing through Ottawa, studios can't find enough local talent to meet production needs.

A lot of the work ends up getting outsourced overseas. This is where Herzing College comes in. We launched our 2D Animation Diploma to fill this gap in the Ottawa workforce.