2D Animation Certificate (Rubika)

Mode of study:    6 Months
Intakes:                 January and July
Campus:                Caxton House, CBD Nairobi
Fees:                      Ksh 150,000
Learn the art of animation from the best in the world. Rubika is now at ADMI.

Rubika, the top-ranked animation, game, and industrial design school is now at ADMI. The Rubika 2D Animation Certificate will give you the skills you need to fill the growing global demand for skilled animators.

You will learn the history and fundamentals of great animation.

You will be equipped to create great characters, tell good stories, and develop engaging environments.

You will be taught the artistic fundamentals and technical techniques that you can use to bring your imagination to life using the tools used by the worlds’ best animators including Toonboom and Unity.
Rubika students have gone on to work at Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks among many top animation production houses.

CREDITS: 2D Animation Certificate

Course In Depth

History of Animation

Fundamentals of Animation




Character Design and Environment

Animation for film

Animation for Ad Agencies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Design and animate 2D characters and environments

At ADMI we believe in equipping you with industry-relevant skills right from the start. We understand that you might be required to work on different platforms so we have invested in the two most common platforms i.e Mac and Windows.

To guarantee quality we have invested in top of the range facilities including:

  • Computer labs with Macs and PCs
  • 1:1 computer ratio
  • Industry standard software like Adobe, Protools, Unity, & Toonboom.
  • Wacom tablets

All computers are installed with the necessary industry standard software. Due to the limited spaces, we encourage you to apply early as we can only guarantee a space for those that have fully enrolled.


With the Rubika 2D Animation Certificate, you will have the fundamental skills you require to develop and work in a variety of industries including film, gaming, advertising, and publishing. You could also start your own animation company to produce animation films for the local & international market. You could also develop your skills to work for big production houses like Disney and Pixar.

Specific Roles:

2D Artist
Creative & Art Director
Creative Technologist
Game Designer
Game Developer
Illustrator / Cartoonist
Interactive Designer
Interface Designer
Level Designer

Mobile App Developer
Motion Graphics Designer
Multimedia Director
Product Designer
UI/UX Designer
Visual Artist
Visual Effects Artist

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Seth MacFarlane

Content Creator

Paul Rand was an American art director and graphic designer, best known for his corporate logo designs, including the logos for IBM, UPS, Enron, Morningstar, Inc., Westinghouse, ABC, and NeXT. He was one of the first American commercial artists to embrace and practice the Swiss Style of graphic design.

How to apply

Successful applicants should demonstrate a capacity to draw and a will to animate. Applicants will also be required to pass an entrance exam.


KCSE D or above OR A-levels with 2 principal passes.

Computer Knowledge

Basic computer proficiency is required. Attach certificates to your application.


Each course has its own specific requirements. Please enquire from the administration what requirements apply to the course of your choice.

Application Process
Necessary Documents
  1. Photocopy of your ID or Passport
  2. Application bank slip
Application Forms

Download or fill the application form online here

Application Fees

A non refundable application fee of KES 2,000 will be paid. This payment can be made via MPESA or Bank.

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Dennis Mbuthia

Motion Graphics & Game Designer

Dennis Mbuthia is a professional motion graphics and game designer, who was mentored by some of the animators behind the TV series Tinga Tinga Tales.

He has developed multimedia animations for the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Studies, motion graphic animations for Naswa (TV show), Jambopay, MRI, Data-Fintech, FilmAid, the WHO and AMREF. He holds qualifications from JKUAT, Homeboyz Animation school, Africa Nazarene University and the Gesci-AKE programme.

admi diploma animation & motion graphics

Eddy Mwazige

Motion Graphics & Game Designer

Eddy Mwazige is an animator specializing in character animation.  As a core faculty member of the Africa Digital Media Institute, Eddy teaches character animation, animatics, compositing, and lighting. Eddy worked at Catapult Animation Studios, Malaysia, as an animator before moving back to Kenya to begin and run Wolf Pack Animations, which seeks to bring African stories to life using animation. He serves as the Executive Director at Wolf Pack Animations.

Eddy is a graduate of Multimedia University in Cyberjaya in Malaysia and has a BA in Animation and Visual Effects.