Animation courses in London & Online
Animation is the most popular and creative form of filmmaking. It’s as limited as your imagination and allows you to tell stories and express ideas in a myriad of visually exciting ways. Taught by professional animators we offer a wide range of digital and traditional animation courses in drawn, model, experimental, cut out, motion graphics and animated SFX using professional applications, equipment, and processes.
Whether you’re interested in creating narrative or experimental animations for social media, publishing online, film festivals, gaining commissions or for use in narrative or documentary films or fine art installations we have the course for you at a level and time that suits you.
This could be a great start to a new career or a new interest to keep you animated!
Animation classes available both in-person and online
At City Lit, you can choose to study in-person or online. Our fantastic in-person courses are taught in our attractive campus, located in the heart of Covent Garden, central London. Here, our students can benefit from a variety of services and resources, including our café and state-of-the art equipment.
Our online courses are tailored to give you a social and interactive online learning experience, allowing you freedom to study from anywhere and with like-minded fellow classmates from all over the country without the need to travel. Use the Location filters on this page to choose your preferred learning method. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.
For more information please contact Visual Arts: VisualArts@citylit.ac.uk
- City Lit animationCourse start date: Tue 3 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stephanie Griffiths, John HorabinPassionate about animation? Fancy spending a year building skills in traditional and digital animation techniques and producing your own animation project? Taught by professional animators, this exciting fast-track practical course gives you the opportunity to explore both commercial and experimental approaches to animation using professional equipment and software. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some animation experience you can join our award winning alumni. A fantastic start to a new career or simply a chance to pursue your passion with like-minded people. Want to find out if this is the right course for you? Come along to our free School of Visual Arts open day on 20th May and get expert individual advice and guidance. Search VQ009 on our website to book your free place.Full fee £2,269.00 Senior fee £1,815.00 Concession £1,475.00
- Stop motion animationCourse start date: Sat 14 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stephanie GriffithsLearn how to do traditional model armature puppet animation and plasticine animation. On this practical course you will learn the principles of animation and apply them to the puppet sequences produced during the sessions. You will be introduced to some examples of professional puppets used on broadcast TV and, using professional equipment you will learn how to use timing and performance to create dynamic animations.Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
- Experimental animation for fine art practiceCourse start date: Sat 11 Nov 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stephanie GriffithsDiscover the exciting innovative work of internationally renowned artists and enjoy exploring the potential of experimental animation to develop your fine art practice. On this practical course you will create your own short experimental animated film using a range of stop motion and digital techniques.
- Narrative stop motion animationCourse start date: Sat 17 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stephanie GriffithsNarrative stop motion animation is the most popular form on social media. Engage in an exciting exploration of storytelling using a range of animation techniques and genres. See your drawings and models come to life and create a series of exciting animated sequences to enhance your social media posts or your professional show reel.Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
- Model animationCourse start date: Sat 9 Mar 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stephanie GriffithsTraditional model animation is more popular than ever. On this short practical course you will learn how to create and animate engaging and effective puppets and create an exciting short animated sequence for your showreel.Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
- Stop motion capture with DragonframeCourse start date: Thu 18 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: John HorabinStop Motion has always been at the heart of the animation industry. On this short practical course you will find out why Dragon Frame is the stop motion application of choice for the major animation studios and professional independent animators alike.Full fee £249.00
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