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
- Digital drawn animation with Animate CCCourse start date: Wed 5 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Benjamin AustinThis beginners course introduces Adobe Animate CC - an accessible and powerful digital animation program. The course explores traditional methods of drawn and cut-out animation in a digital context with a focus on creating engaging character animations.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £229.00
- Animation in PhotoshopCourse start date: Wed 4 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: John InchLearn how to produce eye catching 2D GIF animations using the wide range of brushes and tools with the animation timeline in Adobe Photoshop to create work with a unique looks ranging from hand-made to pixel art. Learn how to exporting your work as movies or animated GIFs for use on social media and websites.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £199.00
- 3D animation with BlenderCourse start date: Wed 25 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Benjamin AustinIf you are new to 3D animation, you’ve had a go at teaching yourself but are not making progress, or perhaps you are transferring to Blender from a different 3D program, this course is for you.
It will take you through a professional approach to creating characters and environments in 3D from scratch, as well as introducing workflows and techniques to help produce polished 3D animations of your own.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £279.00
- Try it out: BlenderCourse start date: Wed 6 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Benjamin AustinIf you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at 3D animation this short intensive taster course will get you up and running with the basics of how to work with the free, powerful 3D Software application Blender, and put you on the path to creating your own polished CG Graphics and Animation.Full fee £169.00
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