Diploma in 2D Animation and Creative Writing - 9 Months

Diploma in 2D Animation and Creative Writing

Welcome to an immersive journey into the realms of imagination and visual storytelling! ITV Next International Media School’s ‘Diploma in 2D Animation and Creative Writing’ is your gateway to unlocking the synergy between animation and narrative craftsmanship. Prepare to be guided by industry trailblazers, our highly skilled animation and creative writer teams, whose expertise fuels renowned programs like ‘Teekhi Mirchi’ on ITV news network and kids animation YouTube Channel called ‘Mum Mum TV’.


Diploma in 2D Animation and   Creative Writing


Senior Secondary School Certificate (10+2) or Intermediate or its equivalent from a Recognized Board.


9 Months

Short Term Course in Video Editing

Why Choose Our Program

  • Industry-Immersive Training: Learn from our in-house industry experts deeply involved in crafting captivating animated narratives.
  • Integration of Art and Story: Explore the fusion of 2D animation principles with the art of creative writing, enhancing your storytelling abilities.
  • Expert-Led Curriculum: Delve into character development, storyboarding, and graphic design tools under the guidance of seasoned newsroom profession
  • Practical Hands-On Experience: Gain proficiency in both traditional and digital animation techniques through engaging, project-based learning.
  • Career Readiness: Develop a professional portfolio and industry-relevant skills to step confidently into the world of 2D animation.


What You'll Learn

  • 2D Animation Fundamentals: Master industry-standard software, frame-by-frame animation, and essential keyframe techniques.
  • Character Design and Narrative Crafting: Create characters with depth and personality while honing storyboarding skills for compelling narratives.
  • Traditional and Digital Animation Techniques: Dive into hand-drawn animation principles and digital tools for inking, coloring, and effects.
  • Emotive Animation and Creative Expression: Sync dialogue with character movements, convey emotions through facial animations, and explore the power of creative writing in storytelling.
  • Background Design and Visual Enhancement: Craft captivating backgrounds and seamlessly integrate visual effects into your animations.
  • Industry Practices and Project Development: Collaborate on real-world projects, learn time management, and adhere to industry standards.
  • Final Project and Portfolio Creation: Apply your acquired skills to a final project, building a professional portfolio to kickstart your career journey.

Step into our vibrant newsroom where creativity thrives and technology transforms imagination into reality. Let our seasoned experts guide you through an enriching educational experience that blends the art of animation with the magic of storytelling. Join us and embark on a transformative journey where your creativity finds its wings!

Course Details

Module 1: Introduction to 2D Animation Understanding the principles of 2D animation, Overview of industry-standard software (e.g., Adobe Animate, Toon Boom), Basics of frame-by-frame animation and keyframes

Module 2 : Basic Graphic designing software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator (Training and Wrokshops)

Module 3: Sketching or Character Design and Storyboarding

Fundamentals of character design and development, Storyboarding techniques for narrative structure, Creating characters with personality and appeal

Module 4: Traditional Animation Techniques

Hand-drawn animation principles, Walk cycles, run cycles, and basic character movements, Timing and spacing in animation frames

Module 5: Digital Animation Tools

Introduction to digital drawing tablets and stylus, Exploring pressure sensitivity and brush techniques, Digital inking and colouring processes

Module 6: Lip Syncing and Dialogue Animation

Techniques for syncing character movements with dialogue, Expressing emotions through facial animations, Creating effective lip-syncing sequences

Module 7: Background Design and Layout

Designing backgrounds for 2D animations, Understanding composition and perspective, Integration of characters with backgrounds

Module 8: Motion Graphics and Effects

Introduction to motion graphics and title animations, Incorporating visual effects into 2D animations, Exploring particle systems and dynamic elements

Module 9: Industry Practices and Workflow

Collaborative animation workflows, Time management and project planning, Industry best practices and standards

Module 10: Project-Based Learning

Applying 2D animation skills to individual and group projects, Developing a short animated film or sequence, Portfolio creation and presentation

Module 11: Career Development and Industry Trends

Building a professional artist’s portfolio, Networking and job-seeking strategies, Staying updated with current trends in 2D animation

Module 12: Final Project and Portfolio Review

Individual or group-based final project, Portfolio presentation and critique, Preparation for entry into the 2D animation industry

Module 13: Creative Writing for 2D Animation

Introduction to Character Development, Building Three-Dimensional Characters, Character Arcs and Growth, Visualising Characters in Animation, Character Dialogue and Interaction, Exercise and Application.

You will learn following softwares in the course

  • Adobe illustrator
  • Adobe animate
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • CSS
  • Adobe aftereffects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Audition
  • Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
  • Toon Boom Harmony

So Join us at ITV Next IMS and become part of a vibrant community dedicated to fostering talent and nurturing industry-ready professionals. 

For admissions and further inquiries, please contact us at Phone number 8505843431 , Email id nadim.akhter@gmail.com