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 to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

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  1. Animation with Adobe After Effects: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  2. Animation with Adobe Animate CC: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 20 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £175.00

  3. City Lit Animation: part 2

    Course Date: Tue 23 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Passionate about animation? Fancy developing professional skills in traditional and digital animation techniques, taught by professional animators in our fully-equipped studio?

    In this Part 2 of a 3 Parts course, you will learn how to create exciting and effective animations using different drawn animation techniques, and how to create digital experimental and traditional drawn animation using the professional software Adobe Animate CC.

    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: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £300.00

  4. A short introduction to animation with Adobe Animate CC

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    For anyone who's ever wanted to try their hand at animation, an introductory course showing you how to create professional-looking drawn animations using Adobe Animate CC (formerly known as Flash).

    See what you could create - view a selection of films and animations made on our courses on our Vimeo site

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    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  5. City Lit Animation: part 3

    Course Date: Tue 11 May 2021
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    In this final part of a 3 stages course, you’ll develop skills in scripting and storyboarding your project for maximum effects.

    You will work with animation professionals and your peers to fine tune your project idea, revise skills, introduce advanced techniques relevant to your project and to guide you through the process of realising the animation project you want to create.

    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £959.00
    Senior fee: £959.00
    Concession: £480.00

  6. City Lit Animation: part 1

    Course Date: Tue 17 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Passionate about animation? Fancy developing professional skills in traditional and digital animation techniques, taught by professional animators in our fully-equipped studio?

    In this Part 1 of a 3 Parts course you will learn how to use Adobe After Effects to create exciting digital cut out animations incorporating still and moving image footage, and how to create and animate both 2D and 3D puppets.

    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: £489.00
    Senior fee: £489.00
    Concession: £245.00

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