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
- Stop motion animation: personal projectsCourse start date: Mon 24 Jul 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stephanie GriffithsAre you ready to develop your own stop motion animation project? Whether it’s experimental or narrative, to be shown in a gallery, on social media or in film festivals, this course offers you the expert guidance to help you realise your own individual animation project.Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
- Try it out: animationCourse start date: Tue 12 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Litza JanszEver fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking drawn animated sequences using the professional software application Animate CC.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
- City Lit animationCourse start date: Tue 18 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Litza JanszPassionate 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.Full fee £2,169.00
- 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 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
- Storyboarding and animatics for animators and filmmakersCourse start date: Wed 1 May 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stephanie GriffithsStoryboards and animatics are crucial for planning, developing and communicating your film and animation projects to clients, funders or collaborators. Learn how to represent your project in still and moving image format showing different camera shots, framing, camera movement, action, timing and sound.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Learn model animationCourse start date: Tue 30 May 2023
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 £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
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