Animation Courses in London

Animation at City Lit combines the teaching of both traditional and digital computer-based skills. Traditional animation skills include 2D cut-out, drawn animation and model animation using stop motion with professional recording equipment. Digital animation includes a range of courses in Adobe Animate, After Effects and Photoshop alongside the 3D software Blender and Cinema 4D. For fascinated beginners we offer short punchy introductions; for those wanting to experiment, explore and develop their own personal projects,we offer year-long programmes of study. Unique to City Lit, we also offer our range of City Lit Pro courses, intensive learning for learners wishing to upskill fast. All our course are delivered in our well-equipped studios by a team of industry experienced tutors.

If you would like to find out any more detailed information about our studio, resources or courses on offer, please contact the visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday – Friday between 10am – 5pm.

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  1. Animation with Adobe After Effects

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use After Effects to create character animation, animated graphics and animated title sequences and find out why it’s the application of choice for professional animators and motion graphics designers.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  2. Introduction to puppet animation

    Introduction to puppet animation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own traditional 3D puppet and the principals of how best to animate, film and edit your own stop-frame puppet animated sequence.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  3. City Lit advanced animation

    City Lit advanced animation

    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this fast paced practical course you will not only learn advanced animation techniques and get expert guidance on your own animation project but you will also learn how to position yourself within the animation industry and apply for commissions and funding.
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £719.00
    Concession: £548.00

  4. Anime character design

    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own Anime characters using traditional and digital methods. Immerse yourself in the world of Japanese Anime professional production design.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. 3D digital modelling and animation: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dive into 3D digital modelling in this introductory course. You will learn how to create and animate digital 3D models using 4D Cinema Lite, the 3D software that comes free with Adobe After Effects CC. Great for your animation or film making work and showreel.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  6. Traditional model animation for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Traditional model animation is more popular than ever now. On this practical course you will learn how to create engaging 3D models and animate them using professional techniques and applications. Have fun producing effective short animated sequences that could prove invaluable for your animation showreel.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  7. Start 2D animation in Photoshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fascinated by animation? Why not learn to use Adobe Photoshop to create your own hand-drawn 2D animations - try out techniques using lesser-known Photoshop tools including advanced brushes and image editing capabilities, to create work with a traditional 'non-digital' look.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  8. Animation workshop: sand animation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 4 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the techniques of famous animators. In this workshop you will be animating sand to produce surprising experimental animation sequences based on the work of Caroline Leaf.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Animating in 2D in Photoshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to produce exciting 2D animations using the wide range of brushes and tools with the animation timeline in Adobe Photoshop to create work with a unique hand-made look.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  10. Digital 2D character animation using Animate stage 2

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this short, fast paced, practical course you will learn some advanced techniques to create professional looking drawn and cut-out animation using Adobe Animate CC.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Start 3D animation with Blender

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this beginners course we will dive into creating 3D computer graphics using the entirely free, extremely powerful 3D animation software ‘Blender’. You’ll learn how create 3D models, add textures, lights, simple animation and export still images and videos.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Illustrator for embroidery design

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course embraces digital design in preparing artwork in adobe illustrator for embroidery design, whether that be for digital embroidery design or template creation for hand embroidery work.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Digital animation for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For anyone who's ever wanted to try their hand at digital animation, this 10-week beginner's course introduces you to all the basic skills, combining traditional methods of drawn and cut-out animation with computer techniques to help you produce your own short animations using Animate CC (formerly known as Flash).
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  14. Model puppet workshop

    Model puppet workshop

    Course Date: Tue 30 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create and animate a 3D stopframe puppet and create your own engaging short puppet animation sequence.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Animation intensive

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Throw yourself into the world of stop motion animation on this intensive practical course. Explore a range of materials and techniques to produce exciting drawn, cut out and 3D animation sequences. Invaluable for your show reel.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

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