South Africa's Animation School is ranked 12th in the world for animation education by the Animation Career Review website, and now it's joining the Honoris United Universities network of colleges in 10 countries and 32 cities in Africa.
Honoris Group CEO Dr. Jonathan Louw calls the move "a significant milestone in championing our creative arts sector," noting that the global animation industry offers "tremendous employment opportunities for the largest youth population in the world, encompassing a wide range of animation from feature films to TV shows, video games, and online content."
The school, which opened its doors in Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2000 and is based in Cape Town and Johannesburg, will offer a three-year degree in animation, as well as a one-year associate's degree, per the Hollywood Reporter.
Honoris, which also operates MANCOSA, REGENT Business School, Red and Yellow Creative School of Business, and FEDISA Fashion School, notes in a press release that "nollywood is already renowned globally for its large-scale production value that has a significant economic impact in Nigeria and beyond, akin to South Africa's well-established film and music industry, whilst countries like Ghana, Senegal, and Kenya, all continue to gain recognition for their contribution Read the Entire Article
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