University of Cape Town & GetSmarter’s new Digital Animation (2D) short course


Animation has come a long way in the last century and is no longer the preserve of the entertainment industry. In today’s business world, animation has come to represent an exciting and innovative way of attracting – and keeping – audiences’ attention.

The University of Cape Town and South Africa’s foremost online educator GetSmarter have identified a growing interest in the field of digital animation in a variety of industries, and are proud to announce the launch of the University of Cape Town Digital Animation (2D) short course. The 10-week part-time short course, which starts on 9 September, is presented entirely online throughout South Africa.

About the course

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment, multimedia has become a powerful tool for attracting interest and being innovative in the representation of ideas and information. Animation is no exception to this trend. In addition to the vast advances in animation in the entertainment industry with films, series and gaming, there has been a shift in the boundaries of animation as a profession. Many job openings in creative fields such as marketing and web and graphic design now call for expertise in animation and storyboarding in addition to traditionally required skillsets. The UCT Digital Animation (2D) short course provides a foundation in the principles of animation, screenwriting and storyboarding skills, and using Adobe Flash to create and publish an animation.

Registration close: 30 August 2013
Course starts: 9 September 2013
Course duration: 10 weeks online

Learning online
GetSmarter ( is a premier online education company that works with top universities and industry experts to present continuing education short courses throughout South Africa.

GetSmarter’s “high touch” online learning model allows course participants to study anywhere and anytime, while still ensuring that they receive a high level of personal proactive support throughout the course. All short courses are presented entirely online; all that is needed to complete a course is access to a computer with an Internet connection, a valid email address and a word processing program.

For more information contact Course consultant Kerry.
Telephone: 021 447 7565


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