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Calling All Budding 2D Animators!

2D Animators and Illustrators are invited to apply for a 2D Animation Industry Short Course with Junior Animator positions available working in Adelaide at award winning studio, Monkeystack.

This course is aimed at animators and illustrators interested in becoming animators, who want to get their foot onto the industry ladder. It acts as a stepping stone between studying 2D animation and landing your first role in the creative industry. This course is not to simply teach animation, or specific animation software, but to give you foundational knowledge that will allow you to thrive in your future career.

It is competitive entry and candidates will be selected based on written application and portfolio. If your application for the course is successful, you will learn in an educational environment that provides simulated production experience. You will experience the workshop as if you are contributing a shot or animated asset to production for a simulated client. On top of animation skills, you will also build an understanding of industry expectations, how industry processes and an animation production pipeline works and develop communications skills to work effectively in a team.

At the conclusion of the course there are employment opportunities at the Monkeystack studio working on their next animated series. There up to 12 positions available. Successful comprehension and completion of this course will also provide the necessary skills and foundational knowledge to work in a production team in the expanding Australian animation industry.

The Important Bits

Entry Requirements

Portfolio Entry Only.

How to Apply

Applications are now closed.

Location and Cost

CDW Studios or online.

This course is offered free of charge.


Adobe Animate (version 20.5.1 or later is required).

2022 Dates

Week 1: 4th, 5th & 6th Jan
Week 2: 11th, 12th & 13th Jan
Week 3: 18th, 19th & 20th Jan
Week 4: 24th, 25th & 27th Jan

(9am-1pm each day)


Here’s How You Can Start Mak­ing Cool Stuff Like This

The appli­ca­tion process for this course is com­plete­ly online and requires sub­mis­sion of a dig­i­tal port­fo­lio demon­strat­ing your exist­ing skills and inter­ests as an illus­tra­tor or 2D Ani­ma­tor. Appli­ca­tions close mid­night, Wednes­day 15th Decem­ber 2021. Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will be noti­fied via email on Mon­day 20th December.

Appli­ca­tions are now closed.

Terms & Conditions

  • Applicants must be aged 18+ when starting course
  • Portfolio entry required. Participants will be selected based on strength of portfolio and written application
  • This course runs over four weeks in January 2022. Course sessions run 9am-1pm ACST on the following dates:
    Week 1: 4th, 5th & 6th Jan
    Week 2: 11th, 12th & 13th Jan
    Week 3: 18th, 19th & 20th Jan
    Week 4: 24th, 25th & 27th Jan
  • See CDW Studios T&Cs for course changes or cancellations, refund policy, absences, substitution policy and materials policy.
  • Up to 12 Monkeystack positions will be on offer at conclusion of the course. These are full time 6-month contracts starting early February until the end of July 2022. While these dates are confirmed, they could be subject to change.
  • Anyone offered a role at Monkeystack will be expected to be available for work Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM from their studio in Adelaide.
  • Full Monkeystack role details will be confirmed in a contract with job offer.