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Animation courses train students to develop several key technical and creative skills for success in the creation of animated films. Animators in Europe and around the world can also apply their skills to television, new media and the internet, broadcasting, design and many other areas in the media and creative arts industries. Animation courses at universities and academic institutions in Europe give students the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the process of making animations for film, television or the web.

Lasting anywhere from a few days to a year or more, animation courses are offered at universities in the Czech Republic, Sweden, the UK and across Europe. Animation courses in Europe cater to a wide range of prospective students, from recent secondary school graduates to working professionals or full time students, and some are offered on a full time or part time basis. In addition to gaining highly valuable knowledge and skill sets, successful graduates from animation courses in Europe are also often granted with a diploma or certificate upon completion of their course.

More information is available about any of the animation courses in Europe listed below by clicking the "Read More" button and requesting a detailed course description directly from the school using the web form. So why wait? Take the next step toward enrolling in an animation course in Europe, today!

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Digital VFX Compositing - Module 5

HandsOn International School of Filmmakers
Campus Part time 81 hours January 2017 Malta Sliema

This course will introduce you to the art of Digital Composting and Digital Special Effects creating invisible effects that make the impossible, possible, in a believable new cinematic space. [+]

Course Studies in Animation in Europe 2017. Course Overview This course will introduce you to the art of Digital Composting and Digital Special Effects creating invisible effects that make the impossible, possible, in a believable new cinematic space. In addition to gaining professional skills in the area of compositing and digital effects, participants are encouraged to experiment with new and creative approaches to this rapidly expanding art form. Compositing – 3 Weeks Understanding Workflows Importing & Organising Assets Timeline & Key Frames Parenting and Nesting Working with Text Effects, Presets & Adjustment Layers Using Expressions Effective Motion Tracking Color & Light Basic Sky Replacement Muzzle Flashes, Fire & Explosions Fog, Smoke and Mist Courseware is a mix of classroom lessons, compositing work, assignments & a final course project. Digital VFX Compositing – Course Hours Breakdown: School Hours: 06 Hrs. Contact (Theoretical – with Tutor) 30 Hrs. HandsOn (Practical – with Tutor) Extra Hours: 15 Hrs. Self Study (Assignments) 30 Hrs. Assessment (Course Project) 81 Hrs. Total Course Hours Classes: 4 Days/Week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Time: 10:00-13:00 Entry Requirements Open to anyone 18yrs + and courses are delivered in English. Students are required to provide their own laptop. [-]

Visual Effects, 3D Art & Compositing

Quasar Design University in Rome
Campus Full time Part time March 2017 Italy Rome

The course runs through all the creative stages in an animation scene in the creative flow of visual effects. It examines the entire workflow starting from the conception of a story: the development of a storyboard, the creation of concept designs and clay, modeling, texturing, shading of 3D subjects, the dynamics of particles such as smoke, fire, water, building frames, rigging, to permit the successful animation of each part of element or character on stage, to arrive in depth at the final stages of compositing in Nuke and video editing till the final color correction. [+]

Visual Effects, 3D Art & Compositing The course runs through all the creative stages in an animation scene in the creative flow of visual effects. It examines the entire workflow starting from the conception of a story: the development of a storyboard, the creation of concept designs and clay, modeling, texturing, shading of 3D subjects, the dynamics of particles such as smoke, fire, water, building frames, rigging, to permit the successful animation of each part of element or character on stage, to arrive in depth at the final stages of compositing in Nuke and video editing till the final color correction. By sharing projects in the classroom and online in our dedicated forum, students will be encouraged to team-work, which is necessary in the real world of film and television companies. Who it is aimed at This university-level course is aimed at school leavers, from all types of secondary schools. Basic knowledge of computers is required. Educational Objectives The course aims to provide members a professional knowledge of the 2D and 3D film and television industry through the teaching of the working techniques used in major productions in Italy and abroad. The students will gain practical experience through thematic workshops concerning various sectors of development. Creative jobs The students will acquire the title of Computer Graphic Artist (CG Artist), which includes more specialized professionals, summarized into two main areas: the 3D Artist and Digital Compositor. Course location The course "Visual Effects, 3D Art & Compositing" will be held in Rome at Quasar Design University. Via Crescenzio 17 A Roma(RM) - 00193 [-]

Digital Cinema Post-Production - Module 4

HandsOn International School of Filmmakers
Campus Part time 81 hours December 2016 Malta Sliema

The course explores techniques that can be applied in a range of non-linear digital editing programs and is designed to familiarize students with all the skills necessary to explore the magic of picture and story manipulation. [+]

Course Studies in Animation in Europe 2017. Course Overview The course explores techniques that can be applied in a range of non-linear digital editing programs and is designed to familiarize students with all the skills necessary to explore the magic of picture and story manipulation. The course is intended to provide a greater understanding of the imaginative and technical side of editing and storytelling. Post-Production – 3 Weeks Introduction to Non-Linear Editing Understanding Workflows Setting up Project & Sequence Source & Program Monitors Editing Essentials Putting Clips in Motion Adding Titles & Transitions Video Effects & Basic Color Correction Editing & Mixing Audio Exporting a Master Copy Final Project Management Steps Importing Projects or Sequences Courseware is a mix of classroom lessons, editing work, assignments & a final course project. Digital Cinema Post-Production – Course Hours Breakdown: School Hours: 06 Hrs. Contact (Theoretical – with Tutor) 30 Hrs. HandsOn (Practical – with Tutor) Extra Hours: 15 Hrs. Self Study (Assignments) 30 Hrs. Assessment (Course Project) 81 Hrs. Total Course Hours Classes: 4 Days/Week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Time: 10:00-13:00 Entry Requirements Open to anyone 18yrs + and courses are delivered in English. Students are required to provide their own laptop. [-]

2K & 4K RAW Workflows - Module 7

HandsOn International School of Filmmakers
Campus Part time 61 hours February 2017 Malta Sliema

At over twice & four times the resolution of Full HD, 2K & 4K RAW content produces a lot of digital data. This course helps participants understand the the benefits and the creative opportunities of 2K and 4K RAW video acquisition. [+]

Course Overview At over twice & four times the resolution of Full HD, 2K & 4K RAW content produces a lot of digital data. This course helps participants understand the the benefits and the creative opportunities of 2K and 4K RAW video acquisition. RAW formats are like the digital versions of film negatives and with these higher resolution “negatives”, creatives gain the ability to re-frame, zoom and manipulate that content for film, motion graphics, visual effects, green screen, background plates and pretty much any other type of production. 2K & 4K RAW Workflows – 3 Weeks Introduction to Raw Media Canon RAW System Black Magic Design RAW System RED RAW System Dynamic Range Explained RAW Benefits & Misconceptions Designing Workflows Transcoding Proxies Setting up Projects Ingesting the Footage Editing via Proxies Outputting & Final Render Courseware is a mix of classroom lessons, workflow work, assignments & a final course project. 2K & 4K RAW Workflows – Course Hours Breakdown: School Hours: 18 Hrs. Contact (Theoretical – with Tutor) 18 Hrs. HandsOn (Practical – with Tutor) Extra Hours: 15 Hrs. Self Study (Assignments) 10 Hrs. Assessment (Course Project) 61 Hrs. Total Course Hours Classes: 4 Days/Week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Time: 10:00-13:00 Entry Requirements Open to anyone 18yrs + and courses are delivered in English. Students are required to provide their own laptop. [-]

V-ray Course For Infoarquitectura And Virtual Interior

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D School
Campus Part time 1 month July 2017 Spain Barcelona

The student creates photorealistic renderings to infoarquitectura high quality. Students will learn to use the engine in getting a stranglehold depth workflow (camera, lights, materials) of V-Ray for 3dStudio Max. [+]

Course Studies in Animation in Europe 2017. Next call: July 2016 - OPEN ENROLLMENT Duration: 1 month, 6 hours daily from Monday to Thursday + 3 months of final project Places: 10 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose The student creates photorealistic renderings to infoarquitectura high quality. Students will learn to use the engine in getting a stranglehold depth workflow (camera, lights, materials) of V-Ray for 3dStudio Max. This course is addressed to architects, engineers and interior designers, like any other professional who has command of 3ds Max and want to get a photorealistic rendering with professional standards. Requirements  Demonstrable knowledge of 3ds Max. [-]

Course After Effects

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D School
Campus Part time 1 month July 2017 Spain Barcelona

This course is designed for a professional domain software through learning professional techniques. [+]

Next call: July 2016 - OPEN ENROLLMENT Duration: 1 month Places: 12 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose This course is designed for a professional domain software through learning professional techniques. This course is aimed at students and professionals of 3D cinema and audiovisual in general. Requirements  Do not have. Part from scratch. [-]

Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5.5 - Complete Training Programme

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Learn to create consumer-friendly user interfaces and get the most out of the Adobe Flash platform with this Flash Catalyst CS5.5 course. [+]

Course Studies in Animation in Europe 2017. What are the objectives of this course? This course will teach students all the essential points and how to utilise Adobe toolsets within Flash Catalyst. Learn about what Flash Catalyst CS5.5 is and how it is used by designers to create user interfaces that are appealing and consumer-friendly. Designer/developer workflows and how round trips workflows can allow ongoing collaboration on the same project. Learn how to create resizable applications that will load across various devices without any visual or loading problems. Flash Catalyst interface learn more about the various settings and panels available. Learn how to build new projects based on Illustrator files and how to customise components and organise layers as you see fit. Learn how to edit common button components from custom artwork and how to label components, create states and adding interactions to aid in user interface navigation. How to edit and customer a design and optimise artwork. How to animate user interactions including adding fades, rotating 3D transitions and triggering animations with action sequences. Explore the various components of the application including text input, check box and editing button components. How to add sound, video and Flash content to your creation. Learn how to create a skinnable component for use in Flash Builder and work with FXP and FXPL files that can be transferred between Builder and Catalyst. How to set up banners, navigation buttons, video timers and image galleries. Publish your project, optimise your files and how to publish for browsers or as desktop applications. Who is it intended for? This course is for anyone in the digital design industry who is looking to enhance their skillset or hobbyists looking to create better user interfaces for Flex-based websites and apps. Requirements There are no pre-requisites for this course. What marks this course apart? Upon completion of this course, students will be able to function in roles such as web designer, web developer and mobile/applications developer. What happens after requesting information? Once you have enquired you will be contacted by one of our specialist careers advisors who will be able to provide you with any further information you require. [-]

Adobe Flash Professional CS6 - Complete Training Programme

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Master the fundamental concepts of the Flash Professional animation software and improve your chances of breaking into a career in digital design with this Adobe Flash Professional CS6 – Complete Training Programme. [+]

What are the objectives of this course? This training programme will take students through the tools, panels and options that you can utilise when using the Flash Professional software. Understand the Flash CS6 Interface Working with the Drawing & Shape Tools Working with Symbols Importing and Modifying Graphics Working with Text The Basics of Animation Adding Simple Controls to Video with Actionscript Publishing & Exporting Flash Documents Who is it intended for? This course is for anyone who is looking to gain vital knowledge of the Adobe Flash Professional software, whether this be for career or personal development. Requirements There are no pre-requisites for this course. What marks this course apart? Once students have completed this course they will be able to function in job roles such as interactive designer, design specialist and graphic designer. What happens after requesting information? Once you have enquired you will be contacted by one of our specialist careers advisors who will be able to provide you with any further information you require. [-]

ENTRY LEVEL YEAR ANIMATION & VIDEO GAMES

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The Entry Level year allows students to further basic theoretical, technical and methodological knowledge applicable across design disciplines and to prepare for studies in the fields of animation, special effects and video games. [+]

Course Studies in Animation in Europe 2017. The Entry Level year allows students to further basic theoretical, technical and methodological knowledge applicable across design disciplines and to prepare for studies in the fields of animation, special effects and video games. It is aimed at students who have already completed a first year of further education in design (Foundation year (MANAA) or Introductory Course in Applied Arts) and who can show a satisfactory level of visual presentation skills in their portfolio. Advantages of the Course Classes led by industry professionals High-standard technical equipment Classes centred around real projects allowing students to obtain technical skills Personalised student follow-up for the creation of their portfolio and professional project Links between different disciplines in order for students to understand the complementary relationship of different areas of expertise Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is subject to both the presentation of a portfolio of work and an oral interview. The objective of these conditions is not merely to assess the candidate’s level but also — and above all — to gauge his or her motivation and the potential of his or her academic profile to suit the specificities of the professions in animation and video games. [-]

Sup'Infograph: Animated Film School - Computer Graphics Training

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 France Rennes Belgium Brussels Paris Nice + 4 more

Sup'infograph was created within the ESRA in 1997 to meet the growing needs of trades training in computer graphics 2D / 3D, especially those in the realization of animation, game video, special effects in film and TV dressing. [+]

Sup'infograph was created within the ESRA in 1997 to meet the growing needs of trades training in computer graphics 2D / 3D, especially those in the realization of animation, game video, special effects in film and TV dressing. The training lasts 3 years, 2 years in the core curriculum. In the third year, students have the opportunity to choose between three options: Realisation / Animation Modeling, Rendering and Light 3D compositing and VFX Besides the theoretical and practical courses, students complete team in an animated short film in the first and third year and an animatic second year. Admission to first year is competitive. This competition is open to graduates and students of final year, subject to success in the Baccalaureate. The curriculum, spread over three years, includes theory, practical work, conducting an animated film every year, and 16 weeks minimum mandatory internships. 1st and 2nd year, the program also provides good learning authoring software that cinema staging and artistic drawing. Teaching is done in software tutorials, with a student by labor station. The achievements by five team represents the synthesis of theoretical and practical. In the second year, students perfect: character modeling, texturing, shaders development, creating skeletons, skinning, animation in general and animation in inverse kinematics, particles, dynamics the rendering. And they manage the mix of sounds from their productions with the students of the ISTS (the department). Outside of classes and practicals, work rooms are available to students free service from 19:00 until 22:00 from Monday to Thursday and until 19:00 on Friday and Saturday. 1st and 2nd year, lessons are on average 25 hours per week. Students must complete eight weeks of mandatory courses in 2nd and 3rd year, a total of 16 weeks. [-]

Intensive 3D Vfx

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D School
Campus Part time 1 month July 2017 Spain Barcelona

This course is designed to acquire a solid foundation in production from 3D modeling, texturing, shading / lighting and animation to the final render. [+]

Course Studies in Animation in Europe 2017. Next call: July 2016 - OPEN ENROLLMENT Duration: 1 month, 6 hours per day + 1 month final project. Places: 12 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose This course is designed to acquire a solid foundation in production from 3D modeling, texturing, shading / lighting and animation to the final render. While this course starts from zero level, students achieve professional results in no time due to the high productivity of the software and the high level required. This course is aimed at both graphic designers, publishers, illustrators, web designers, and anyone who wants to present products making high quality computer graphics or anyone who wants or needs to make own 3D productions. Requirements  Do not have. Part from scratch. [-]

Nuke Course

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D School
Campus Part time 1 month July 2017 Spain Barcelona

This course is designed for a professional domain software through learning professional techniques. [+]

Next call: October 2015 - REGISTRATION OPEN Duration: 1 month Places: 12 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose This course is designed for a professional domain software through learning professional techniques. The steps of a composition with NUKE-X will learn, covering the whole process from importation into the final export. It will also, as content creation and advanced animation masks, matte paintings and creating elements rotoscoping, tracking, Chroma and Lumakey and 3D environment. This course is designed for students of post and persons having knowledge of composition software or other professionals who want to update their training. Requirements  Knowledge of After Effects or similar and / or experience in postproduction. [-]

Zbrush Sculpting Course With (animated Characters)

FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D School
Campus Part time 1 month July 2017 Spain Barcelona

The course is designed to acquire a solid foundation in the tool. [+]

Course Studies in Animation in Europe 2017. Next call: July 2016 - OPEN ENROLLMENT Duration: 1 month, 3 hours daily from Monday to Thursday Places: 10 Headquarters: Barcelona Description and purpose The course is designed to acquire a solid foundation in the tool. It is aimed at illustrators, graphic artists, designers, technicians and 3D professionals who wish to manage the most advanced tool for digital artists. Requirements  3D modeling and texturing. Basic knowledge of Photoshop. What makes us different? Agenda approved by Pixologic Spain with Certification Professor ZBrushAcademy (unique worldwide) [-]

Top Grade Training Cycle 3D Animations, Games And Interactive Environments

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Spain Madrid

Aimed at young people who seek to develop their professional activity in the field of audiovisual production (cinema, television and video), video game, 2D and 3D animation, interactive and non-interactive multimedia, and advertising and related companies with internet and new media. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS IN SPANISH Taught Do you impress the effects and animations you see in the movies and want to know how they have done? This curiosity can become a profession and take you away into the animation industry and video games. With the Higher Level Training Course in 3D Animation, Games and Interactive EnvironmentsSpecialist Video, you'll acquire the necessary knowledge to give life to interactive multimedia projects, generating virtual spaces and 2D and 3D animation, post-production control processes and monitor the effects of editing. And all this while you first introduced to the exciting world of game design and know the latest tools needed to develop applications and games on any platform. Aimed at young people who seek to develop their professional activity in the field of audiovisual production (cinema, television and video), video game, 2D and 3D animation, interactive and non-interactive multimedia, and advertising and related companies with internet and new media. Why study this course? We are specialized in 3D animation and interactive environments technicians, and also we show you how to apply your knowledge to introduce in the gaming industry and gaming. We have a laboratory equipped with the latest technologies for generating multimedia content and entertainment as well as editing and postproduction facilities. We rely on a theoretical and practical training and the development of real projects with companies as a learning opportunity. Opt for a blended learning through our teaching, a balance between qualified and recognized professionals active hallmark of the specific methodology taught at the IED Madrid. Study IED Madrid means living with all branches of design in a privileged space, a creative experience and a unique opportunity to offer our students. Career Outlook: Creator of 2D and 3D animations. Generating virtual spaces. 3D special effects technician. Developer of multimedia applications and audiovisual products. Editor of interactive and non interactive multimedia audiovisual content. Developer and game designer. LANGUAGE COURSE: SPANISH [-]

Advanced Training Course In Motion Design And Branding Videos

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 7 months February 2017 Italy Milan

The Motion Design is the branch of design (brand and product) applied to the film and TV production, specializing in setting in motion graphics, with the ability to create effects, distortions, translation, create the 3D illusion in real or fantastic spaces , manage music and sound effects. The ability to fuse images taken with moving elements and mounted or live, requires directing skills, graphic design, sound design, editing. The objective of the Advanced Training Course in Motion Design and Video Branding is to train professionals able to manage the appropriate technologies, but above all to make their language, the production process, organizational structure inherent in such activities, in order to enter professionally in the areas where the application of motion graphics is wider and promising. [+]

Course Studies in Animation in Europe 2017. THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ITALIAN Who should attend: The Advanced Training Course in Motion Design and Video Branding responds to a form of retraining leading different sectors operators to develop new and profitable skills in a growing market. It is the right specialization for graphics designer, Directors, Documentary Filmmakers, shooting Operators, Sound designers and for those who want to specialize, completing their training. Entry requirements: First and second level degrees; Professional experience in the field. addresses of specialization: The Motion Graphic Designer combines directing skills, graphic design, sound design and editing. Majoring in Motion design and video branding, especially that based video request from the television market (satellite, DTT, TV themes) but also increasingly sought from the web, allows him to deal with other requests from 'multimedia productions', with video clips, videos for trade shows, showrooms, conventions, concerts, corporate videos, infographics animations. Methodology and structure: The curriculum includes three dedicated areas: methodological (motion graphics, applications and functions) Professional (testimonies of the sector agencies on the relationship with customers, the production process, the market) technology (workshops designed to develop a set of necessary programs to maintain the image in motion, starting from After Effect). The teaching in the field of Motion Design and Video Branding offers students the opportunity to learn about the organizational principles of video production related to the design, the professionals, the creative and operational contexts, the inclusion of motion graphics in communication campaigns. In a second step we study the filmic experiments of the historical avant-garde to motion graphics film, the animated television all'infografica branding, from design animated web applications. In the module dedicated to motion graphics trends & features addressing the history of the trends and changes in visual aesthetics, in relation to the evolution of hardware and software tools. Students learn the fundamentals of TV promotion (editing and motion design to tell the content and capture your target audience using all the tools of advertising and branding) and Motion Design & Interactive Media (the graphic interaction systems TV product through cross-platform systems). The course then addresses the applications in space (Exhibit commercial and trade fair, the store, the conventions, the videomapping and integrated video projection) animation and infographics (animation for the video and the web, use of animated infographics) and Branding off tv (institutional videos, product, film, advertising). Ied + Adobe Autodesk // // Microsoft. Thanks to the agreement with the major software house, all students of the course are exclusively and completely free access to the Web Design & Collection package, to Autodesk and Microsoft software. All programs can be used both by IED laboratories both from your personal computer. [-]