Animation & Filmmaking

Animation & Filmmaking Courses in London & Online

Films and animations are exciting to watch but even more exciting to make! Join our vibrant film making community and learn from practising professionals the current techniques and processes in creating engaging films and animations. 

Our extensive selection of practical courses offer you the opportunity to explore different approaches, forms and genres using a range of equipment and software at a time to suit you.

Learning in our fully equipped studios or from the comfort of your home, we cater for all levels and help you to progress into the film maker you aspire to be.

We’re very proud of our student’s successes in gaining awards, commissions and being selected for prestigious festivals. We look forward to celebrating your films.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

We host exhibitions throughout the year at City Lit Gallery where our students showcase their amazing work.

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  1. Try it out: stop motion animation
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths
    Throw yourself into the world of stop motion animation on this introductory practical course. Enjoy exploring a range of materials and techniques to produce innovative drawn, cut out and 3D animation sequences. An invaluable introduction for anyone interested in developing their animation practice.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  2. Create a short film on your smartphone
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Kline
    The film making potential of smart phones and tablets have developed greatly over the last few years. Enjoy learning techniques for using them effectively to create short professional looking films for publishing online or for film festival submissions.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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  3. Documentary filmmaking: focus on B-roll
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    It’s B roll, the footage you cut away to form your interviews, that adds dimension and colour to your story. Find out about how to find, shoot and use good B-roll, including sound.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00

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