Advanced Diploma in Animation Production

Add life to your vision with this 2D animation course. Gain essential skills in concept development, design, and keyframe mastery with support from experienced professionals. Explore diverse techniques to build a strong portfolio, and kickstart your creative career in the 2D animation industry!

In-Classroom training /

1 Years


Job Opportunities

2D Animator, Character Designer, Layout Artist, Texture Artist, Motion Graphics Designer, Illustrator, Digital Content Creator, Compositing Artist, Effects Animator, Lip Sync Animator.

What You Will Learn

Digital Photography: Gain an understanding of camera types, components, and functionality. Develop expertise on composition, exposure, aperture, shutter speed, ISO to exhibit proficiency in food photography, brand advertisement, product photography, people photography, etc.

2D Production Process: Gain insight into production pipeline for 2D animation, paperless animation, cutout animation, storyboarding, special effects, composition, prop interaction, and rigging preferences.

Rigging for 2D Animation: Develop understanding of rigging methodologies for 2D animation and proficiency in cutout motion, pointing gesture, prop interaction, basic rigging, and advanced rigging.

Character Animation: Demonstrate proficiency in character animation for cutout animation and knowledge of human body mechanics, physics behind animation, trajectory in animation, etc.

Animatics: Gain ability to create frame-by-frame animations and develop proficiency in walk cycle animation, character animation, pantomime, planning for animation, video referencing, and more.

Short Film Production: Develop skills in scriptwriting, screenplay writing, storyboarding, and understanding the entire film production process for short films.

Media Law and Ethics: Acquire understanding of historical and contemporary ethical challenges in the media industry. Gain knowledge of media laws, broadcasting law, cyber law, and measures against digital piracy.

Video Editing: Demonstrate proficiency in audio editing, and visual enhancement in video editing. Display proficiency in video editing techniques, including visual enhancement, and creating a cohesive visual narrative.

Program Overview

2D Animation is a highly versatile traditional form of animation used in film, television, advertising and digital media. Through this program, you will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the principles, techniques, and processes involved in creating 2D animations.  

Through a series of modules covering various aspects of animation, you will learn the fundamentals of 2D animation, including character design, storyboarding, keyframe animation, timing, and motion. By the end of the course, you will have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the field of animation production.

Internship Opportunities

As part of the program, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge in a real-world setting through an internship. This internship will provide valuable hands-on experience, and the opportunity to showcase your abilities, build your portfolio, and establish industry connections.

Course Outcomes

Upon program completion, you will:

  • Demonstrate photography principles for aesthetically pleasing photos.
  • Showcase proficiency in 2D animation, including paperless and cutout techniques.
  • Display competence in character rigging for 2D animation.
  • Apply character animation principles effectively.
  • Execute animatics and understand frame-by-frame animation.
  • Demonstrate skills in short film production and scriptwriting.
  • Exhibit knowledge in media laws and ethics.
  • Display proficiency in video editing techniques.

Why Study at Monolith

  • Tailored curriculum dedicated to 2D animation production.
  • Learn from industry experts who offer invaluable guidance and mentorship.
  • Comprehensive training in industry-standard software like Harmony by Toon Boom.
  • Practical training covering vital aspects such as pre-production, production and post-production.
  • Opportunities to build a professional portfolio through project-based learning.
  • Support for career guidance and assistance with placement opportunities.

Who Can Enrol

For enrolment in this course, candidates should have completed a minimum of 12th standard or its equivalent.

Who Can Take This Program

This program is suitable for individuals with a passion for animation and a desire to pursue a career in the field of 2D animation. Whether you are a recent graduate, an aspiring animator, or a professional seeking to enhance your animation skills, this program is designed to cater to learners at all levels of experience.