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.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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. Try it out: animation

    Course Date: Tue 15 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking drawn animated sequences using the software application Animate CC (formerly known as Flash.).

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. Animation with Adobe Animate CC: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Adobe Animate CC to create exciting drawn and cut out animations on this practical introductory course and find out why it’s still the application of choice for professional drawn animation.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  3. A short introduction to stop motion animation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 3 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street


    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Experimental animation

    Course Date: Mon 5 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the exciting innovative work of internationally renowned artists and enjoy exploring the potential of experimental animation to develop your personal vision and fine art practice. On this practical course you will create your own short experimental animated film using a range of hands on stop motion and digital techniques.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. A short introduction to storyboarding and animatics for animators and filmmakers

    Course Date: Tue 6 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Storyboards and animatics (movie versions of your storyboard) are crucial for planning and communicating your film or animation projects to clients, funders or collaborators. Learn how to create an effective storyboard representing different camera shots, framing and movement and transform it into an engaging animatic.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  6. Animation with Adobe Animate CC: stage 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your Animate CC skills further to create professional character animations on this stage 2 course. Learn how to use a virtual camera and apply layer depth to enhance your scene and how to parent layers, use the bone tool and auto lip synch to make your characters come to life. You will be expected to have completed the Animation with Adobe Animate stage 1 course or have experience in using the drawing tools, tweening, symbols and importing sound.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  7. City Lit animation course

    City Lit animation course

    Course Date: Tue 17 Nov 2020
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £2,049.00
    Senior fee: £2,049.00
    Concession: £1,250.00

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