Ottawa is an excellent place to start a career in 2D animation. The city is home to globally recognized animation studios, a thriving animation scene—and best of all—strong demand for new talent.
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This week, we talked with the creator of Herzing's 2D Animation program, the amazingly talented (and generally awesome) A.J. Cote.
We wanted to find out exactly what Ottawa has to offer new animation grads, and how Herzing's program is unique compared to other training out there.
Since A.J. actually developed the program—and has worked as an animator in Ottawa for decades—he's the perfect person to advise anyone considering this career path.
If that's you, you're probably wondering what skills you'll learn in class, and how hard it'll be to land an animation job after college. A.J. has answers to these questions, and a lot more.
If you're considering taking the plunge, and signing up for 2D animation training this year, you're probably taking a hard look at your potential job options after graduation.
If you'd love to turn your passion for 2D animation into a real career, you've got a few different training options to choose from, to help you break into the industry.
In an innovative, technology-driven field like animation, the quality of the training you get will definitely impact your skill level, confidence, and job options—so it's crucial to get this step right.
There are university degrees in animation, a slew of free online courses, various certificates—and at the college level, diploma programs in 2D animation. Which option makes the most sense for you?