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2D Animation Training: What You'll Get From a Quality Diploma Program

Dec 16, 2021 9:52:04 AM

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?

How to Become an Animator (With Little or No Experience)

Aug 23, 2021 10:44:21 AM

Think you might want to become an animator? Concerned that a lack of experience will hold you back?

Not to worry. The need for animators in Ottawa is so great that there’s never been a better time for newcomers to break into the field.

Demand for animators is far outpacing supply. The shortage is so serious that some Ottawa animation studios are having to turn away work or send projects overseas because they simply can’t find enough local talent to hire.

So how can a total beginner take advantage of that demand?

In this post, we take you through the basic steps you can follow to become an animator, even if you have little or no experience.

Here’s how to position yourself for success in Ottawa’s hot animation job market.

2D Animation Course at Herzing: What Can You Expect?

Mar 9, 2021 10:01:39 AM

Updated March 2022

Think you might want to pursue a career in 2D animation? Now is an excellent time to get started, especially in Ottawa.

Even before the pandemic, there was so much animation work flowing through the city that studios couldn't find enough qualified people to meet production needs.

And when live-action productions were forced to shut down, the demand for animated content really took off.

That's where Herzing College's accelerated 2D animation course comes in. Our mission is to expand the local animation scene by producing skilled graduates who can fill those available studio jobs.

This program teaches the software and real animation skills you need to get hiredin just 12 months of training.

What makes Herzing's 2D animation course so unique? Here's what you can expect in class.

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.

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