The National Talent Academy for Animation in partnership with Creative Media Academy Ireland is delighted to launch the 2D Animation Transition Course in Toon Boom Harmony. This course is supported by Animation Skillnet and has been designed as a bridging programme, both for animation graduates looking for their first opportunity with a professional studio, and for those seeking career advancement. 

Course Overview

The course focuses on the real-world skills and training needed to be up to speed on industry standard software and also on how to work as part of a TV production pipeline. It is managed and delivered by highly experienced animation professionals that are working in the industry today. 

The course will be run remotely with access to the lectures and material online.

Course Breakdown

Week 1 – Fundamentals of Toon Boom Harmony 

Week 2 – Animation guide/ Posing Fundamentals

Week 3 – Breakdowns : Mapping arcs and timing 

Week 4 – Animation finals/ Studio expectations: Polishing shots to expected studio standard

Other Classes Include:

Scene Prep and file management 

Basics of Rigging in Toon Boom Harmony 

Basics of Compositing in Toon Boom Harmony 

Professional practices and general studio pipelines

Overview of Post Production in Animation

Introduction to Audio in Animation

Date: Monday, August 22nd – Friday, September 16th

9.30am – 5.30pm (This is a full time course)

Location: Online (Microsoft Teams)

Cost: There is no cost to the participants.

8 places available

Deadline: August 12th


Participants will need a strong showreel demonstrating their animation skills.

This course will be run as a remote studio set up with all interaction with tutors and other participants online. Participants will need access to a basic computer / screen and graphics tablet and decent stable internet connection.

All other software will be provided.

Candidates must be resident in Ireland.