Diploma in 3D Design and Digital Animation

SAQA ID: 60469 | NQF Level: 5 | Credits: 240 | Course Duration: 2 Years

3D Design and animation is a fast-emerging high-paying career option. The purpose of the Diploma in 3D Design and Animation is to equip students with the competence, technical education and expertise to make a success of their career in the animation industry. The curriculum in our 3D Design and Animation diploma program is designed to teach students the fundamentals of 3D animation through courses like Introduction to 3D Animation, Advanced 3D Character Design and Animation principles, 3D Architectural visualization and Film Post production techniques like editing and compositing. Students are trained in an environment which is comparable to the outside animation industry so they are ready to step into the workplace upon graduation. Students can specialize in specific areas like special effects for movies, video game characters and environments, game art, Architectural visualization and so on. On the employment front, opportunities are numerous. Cartoon animation, film animation, digital post-production, print and television advertising, gaming, special effects are only a few of the avenues that unfolds when students have completed the formal training successfully.

Curriculum For The Diploma in 3D Design and Digital Animation 

First Year
  • Foundations of Drawing
  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • 3D Animation
  • Drawing
  • Design in Context
  • Presentation Skills
  • Applied 3D Animation
Second Year
  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • 3D Animation
  • Drawing for Animation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Work-based Learning


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Future Careers – What will you become?

Animation Artist
Character Designer
3D Designer, Modeller and Texture Artist
Lighting Designer
Architectural Illustrator
Special Effects Designer of Movies


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