Animation

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

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  1. Storyboarding and animatics for animators and filmmakers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 3 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths
    Storyboards 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 £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
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  2. Animation in Photoshop
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  John Inch
    Learn 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 £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
  3. Learn model animation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 May 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths
    Traditional 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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