Animation & storyboarding 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 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

  2. 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

  3. Digital animation for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Animation with Adobe After Effects

    Course Date: Thu 7 May 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: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Adobe After Effects for beginners: for video and animation

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 4 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Adobe After Effects to create complex animation, characters, titles or motion graphics. Enhance and transform your video projects. Develop key skills in animation and compositing for professional or home video work.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. City Lit animation course

    City Lit animation course

    Course Date: Tue 20 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Passionate about animation? Fancy spending a year building skills in traditional and digital animation techniques, taught by professional animators in our fully-equipped studio? This exciting fast-track course is open to all, including beginners, giving you the opportunity to explore both commercial and experimental approaches to animation. A fantastic start to a new career, or simply a chance to pursue your passion with like-minded people.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £2,049.00
    Senior fee: £2,049.00
    Concession: £1,250.00

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