Attention All Aspiring Animators!!

2024 applications for Johannesburg are still open! apply to study at the animation school and take your first step towards your dream career!

Click on the button below to begin the pre application process. Once you've gone through the pre application quiz, we'll then provide you with all the details on how to submit your full application!

Cape Town campus is full for 2024, but we still have a few spots open for the Johannesburg campus.

unlock your potential as an animator

The Animation School is dedicated to helping talented young creatives kickstart their animation careers the right way. Our diploma is designed to give students the practical skills and industry connections they need to hit the ground running after graduation! Click the button below to take the first step towards the life your dreams.

life is too short not to pursue your passion

Forget The Fear Of An Art Career

People say that pursuing a career in the arts is a dead end. To that, we respond with the fact that The Animation School boasts a whopping 95% success rate in our graduates finding work and building successful careers after graduation! By clicking the button below, The Animation School can help you be a part of that success.

Forget The Fear Of An Art Career

People say that pursuing a career in the arts is a dead end. To that, we respond with the fact that The Animation School boasts a whopping 95% success rate in our graduates finding work and building successful careers after graduation! By clicking the button below, The Animation School can help you be a part of that success.

debunking the Hollywood hoax. See where our alumni are today... 

As the 13th best animation school in the world, TAS helps students debunk the myth of having to be based in Hollywood to have a successful film career. With strong ties to some of the biggest names in film such as Paramount and Disney, a qualification from TAS sets students up for lifelong success in digital animation. Take these alumni as an example... 
  • Celeste Jamneck – Director: The Soloists and Professor. Character/Concept Designer: Kiya and the Kimoja Heroes, Star Wars Visions Volume 2, Kizazi Moto Generation Fire
  • ​Terence Ntsako Tako Maluleke: Now a business owner selling graphic tees with unique designs. Started their own brand - Way Way
  • Simangaliso Sibiya: Did a short film for Kizazi Moto, artwork for card trading game, iNTWASO: The Sangoma academy
  • Sarah Scrimgeour: Film director at Magic Light Pictures, was an art director, lead compositor and character artist at Triggerfish Animation
  • James Man: Blue Zoo Animation Studio UK, Mums Sweater-Gobelins Paris
  • ​Roxanne Joyner: Surfacing Artist in Sydney Australia, My Little Pony, Magic Light Picture
  • ​Dante Jansen Van Vuuren: Senior FX artist at Skydance Animation, Seal Team
  • ​Tumelo Selamolela: Co-founder Digital Canvas Academy, Triggerfish Animation 3D character animator
  • ​Giulia Vanzini: Environment Artist - Axis studio - UK
  • Carmia Naude: Compositor at Polycat
  • Mikylah Spangenberg: Interned at Punch Club Studios and Sinister Studios, currently a 2nd year lecturer at the Animation School
  • Sean Ransom: Architectural Manager, Lead Visualization Artist at Rebel Base Collective. 
  • ​Daniel Clark : 3D animator at Triggerfish Animation
  • ​Armand Filmalter: Art Director and Lighting Artist at Triggerfish Animation
  • Craig Margolius: 2D character animator at Minds Eye
  • ​Kagiso Silindane: Intern at Graphigem Group
  • ​Jesse Sumares: Animator at Chocolate Tribe, Animator at Polycat, 3D Animator at Moving Picture Company - London

experience is the best teacher

Knowledge is knowing what to do, but experience is what teaches you how to do it. This is why The Animation School’s renowned Diploma In Digital Animation focuses largely on the practical application of skills and techniques. Upon graduation, students have everything they need to hit the ground running and ‘wow’ their potential employers or use their qualification as the perfect stepping stone towards furthering their studies locally or internationally! 












the early bird gets the worm

Don’t make the mistake of waiting for too long before submitting an application. Being ranked the 13th best animation school in the world, The Animation School is in high demand and places fill up fast. If you’re exceptionally talented and passionate about animation, don’t hesitate to take the first step towards your dream life. 





Degree vs Diploma: Which Is Better?

Gone are the days when a degree was the only ticket to success. The Animation School's diploma program prioritises industry readiness and practical application over purely theoretical information, giving students the ultimate edge over their peers when joining the workforce or even furthering their studies. 


Click the button below and gain the TAS advantage!

Degree vs Diploma: Which Is Better?

Gone are the days when a degree was the only ticket to success. The Animation School's diploma program prioritises industry readiness and practical application over purely theoretical information, giving students the ultimate edge over their peers when joining the workforce or even furthering their studies. 


Click the button below and gain the TAS advantage!

you deserve to turn your dreams into reality

Pursue Your Passion 

At The Animation School, we don't just offer a qualification - we offer a chance to unleash your limitless potential and seize countless opportunities in the world of animation. With TAS, students will experience the satisfaction of pursuing their passion and creating a fulfilling career doing what they love.

learn from the best

By studying with The Animation School, students will gain access to the most advanced resources and learn from the best in the business, giving them a competitive edge and setting them on the path to a successful animation career from the get go. Our ranking as 13th in the world and our strong connections with industry titans, some of whom are our alumni, ensures our students are first choice candidates when applying for work.

get ready for the real world

The Animation School allows students to walk away with an impressive portfolio culminating in a short film that will showcase their abilities to potential employers. You will be job-ready and have the necessary experience to secure a junior animators' position, no matter where in the world you decide to look for work. Our graduates are scattered across the world doing everything from starting their own animation studios to bringing major blockbusters to life. Apply today and become one of TAS’ success stories. 












time waits for no one

The Animation School is a globally recognised organisation and is ranked as part of the top 20 best animation schools in the world. We only work with the best of the best and that is evident in the success our past students have achieved. As a TAS student, you will have the peace of mind knowing that you are learning from and amongst the cream of the crop. If you’re an incredibly talented artist and have a portfolio of your work, submit your application before all our spaces are filled up. 

learn from the best and surpass 

the rest

Many animation schools offer diploma programs. Some of them lack the ability to follow through on their big promises of success after graduation. 


But not all animation schools are made equal. Here are a few things you won’t have to worry about if you study through The Animation School:


Lack of emphasis on real-world skills: TAS places emphasis on practical skills development. We ensure that our graduates possess tangible evidence of their capabilities, increasing their chances of bypassing the internship phase and securing a permanent job.


Inadequate instruction on the business of animation: We provide our graduates with a clear understanding of the realities of working in the animation industry, emphasising key success factors such as networking to enhance their prospects of thriving in the field. 


Limited access to industry professionals: The Animation School has strong connections with leaders in the animation industry, boasting ties to big names like Triggerfish Animation and Disney. Our students have full access to a large network of superstar animation studios. 


Outdated software and technology: The Animation School is ranked as the 13th best animation school in the world. Our good standing has been earned by offering nothing less than the absolute best in the industry and keeping up to date with the latest trends and advancements so our students can keep their fingers on the pulse. 

over 2 decades of excellence

The Animation School is a world-renowned institution that has been producing top-tier animators for over 2 decades.


With over 160 awards won by students across a range of different animation genres, we pride ourselves on our unique ability to prepare students for the real world.


We have a solid track record of success, having helped our graduates secure positions at some of the biggest animation studios in the world. 


Our diploma program is designed to equip students with practical skills and experience that are directly applicable to the industry. 


We work closely with leading studios, such as Triggerfish Animation, Paramount, and Disney, to ensure that our curriculum is up-to-date and relevant. 


Our faculty members are all seasoned professionals with years of industry experience and are passionate about imparting their knowledge to the next generation of animators.


We are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative learning environment that fosters creativity and growth.


If you’d like to be a part of this continual growth and strive for excellence, click on the button below!













2024 applications are now open!

Apply For a Diploma In Digital Animation and get one foot into a booming industry and one step closer to your dream job! The aim of the Diploma in Digital Animation prepares students for a successful career in the animation industry by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, technological training and professionalism required to make a smooth transition into the workplace.

The Diploma also gives students the opportunity to further their studies should they so wish to do so! Simply click the button below to apply today!

Bonus offer!

Win a Drawing Tablet

The top 3 best comic strip submissions will get a free drawing tablet if applications are submitted before December 31st 2023. Click on the button below to apply today!





Diploma Guarantee

At The Animation School, we stand behind the quality of our program and are committed to ensuring our 3rd year/final year students are job-ready upon graduation. In the unlikely event that a 3rd year/final year student doesn't pass their studies, we offer the opportunity to redo their final year at a subsidised rate. With this guarantee, students can feel confident that they are making a sound investment in their future.

Diploma Guarantee

At The Animation School, we stand behind the quality of our program and are committed to ensuring our 3rd year/final year students are job-ready upon graduation. In the unlikely event that a 3rd year/final year student doesn't pass their studies, we offer the opportunity to redo their final year at a subsidised rate. With this guarantee, students can feel confident that they are making a sound investment in their future.

curtain call

The Animation School is accepting only 140 new students for 2024. Secure your spot before it’s too late and get ready to embark on an exciting journey in the world of digital animation! Apply early to avoid missing out on this exclusive opportunity to study at one of the top animation schools in the world.

HERE’S WHAT TO DO NEXT

STEP #1 - When you click on any of the buttons on this page, you will be redirected to a short questionnaire that will help us get to know you a little better and see if you're the right candidate to apply at The Animation School

STEP #2 - Once you’ve submitted your details, we’ll redirect you to a page where you can watch a video explaining the next steps of your application process.

STEP #3 - Once you’re ready to go, you can get started the application process!

testimonials

Best Animation School in AfricaMy son absolutely loves the Animation school. He is currently enrolled for a 3 year diploma in animation.

Leola Nyoka

The Animation School has a very good reputation because over 60% of the students that graduated already have jobs. 

I love the new campus - more spacious and relaxed. I can't wait to attend this amazing institution!

Thabile Ngwatwana

What an awesome Open Day! Thanks Nuno for an excellent and highly entertaining presentation.

Zelda Nel Bezuidenhout

IT TRULY IS THE BEST OF THE BEST, it has left me speechless

KEANO. Inc

Great presentation. Outstanding work by students.

Andre Nathanson

testimonials

Best Animation School in AfricaMy son absolutely loves the Animation school. He is currently enrolled for a 3 year diploma in animation.

Leola Nyoka

The Animation School has a very good reputation because over 60% of the students that graduated already have jobs. 

I love the new campus - more spacious and relaxed. I can't wait to attend this amazing institution!

Thabile Ngwatwana

What an awesome Open Day! Thanks Nuno for an excellent and highly entertaining presentation.

Zelda Nel Bezuidenhout

IT TRULY IS THE BEST OF THE BEST, it has left me speechless

KEANO. Inc

Great presentation. Outstanding work by students.

Andre Nathanson

Never has there been a time in history when young creatives have had so much opportunity to pursue their passions in an industry that is growing at such a rapid pace. The animation industry is booming, and you’ve got the opportunity of a lifetime to boom with it.


The Animation School, has trained some of the biggest names in the animation industry today and is your ticket to success. Our practical and comprehensive diploma program will equip you with the skills and network needed to jumpstart your career in the industry.


Don't wait until it's too late, apply today secure your spot for 2024 and join us in shaping the future of animation!


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