A course is a college class taken with a fixed roster of other students and taught by one or more instructors. It can last for one semester or a few years and helps you learn one particular field of study in a wider subject area. What is a course in animation? It is the use of art and technology to bring images to life, by implementing design and computer software. Animation is the technique of us… Read more

A course is a college class taken with a fixed roster of other students and taught by one or more instructors. It can last for one semester or a few years and helps you learn one particular field of study in a wider subject area.

What is a course in animation? It is the use of art and technology to bring images to life, by implementing design and computer software. Animation is the technique of using successive drawings or other art to simulate movement. A course in animation may cover many styles and techniques of animation, from traditional line-drawn art to CGI, and the techniques involved.

Students of animation can learn and implement many valuable skills in the course of their study, such as discipline, how to use the latest software, and the dedication it takes to bring their art to life. These skills will carry through into all aspects of life, no matter what career they end up taking.

The cost of an animation course will vary between one school and another, just as the details of the course matter will. Contacting your schools of choice will give you the best information as to enrollment and registration fees.

The possibilities are vast when it comes to the careers one might rise to with the skills and experience learned through a course in animation. Art directing, graphic design, video game design, 3D modeling, film and video editing, and stop motion animation are just a few. A number and variety of employment opportunities can be available to those that have studied animation.

There are lots of options for students interested in taking a course in animation online, many colleges and universities offer courses that are flexible and work with the needs of students. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Centre for Arts and Technology
Kelowna, Canada

Are you an animation fanatic? The kind of person who hates waking up to an alarm clock for school but can always jump out of bed for Saturday morning cartoons? Does “taking no ... +

Are you an animation fanatic? The kind of person who hates waking up to an alarm clock for school but can always jump out of bed for Saturday morning cartoons? Does “taking notes” in class mean constantly doodling and day-dreaming about far-away fantasy worlds and colourful characters? If so, 2D Animation & Digital Art is the program for you! -
Courses
Full-time
15 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Inter-Dec College
Montreal, Canada

Create stories, characters, futuristic landscapes and special effects straight from your own imagination!

Create stories, characters, futuristic landscapes and special effects straight from your own imagination! -
Courses
Full-time
Sep 2020
Campus
 
exMedia
Cologne, Germany

Animation is seen as an evolving concept to evolving art form, required by the handwerkliches- and design skills as well as have the will to experiment and artistic venture.

Animation is seen as an evolving concept to evolving art form, required by the handwerkliches- and design skills as well as have the will to experiment and artistic venture. -
Courses
Full-time
German
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Victorian College of the Arts
Melbourne, Australia

Students can expect an intensive, hands-on experience, bringing drawings, objects and images to life in both narrative and experimental contexts. Each student works from their ... +

Students can expect an intensive, hands-on experience, bringing drawings, objects and images to life in both narrative and experimental contexts. Each student works from their own individual computer workstation within the VCA Animation Studio. -
Courses
Part-time
13 weeks
Jan 2020
Campus
 
VanArts
Vancouver, Canada

A recent survey of the "Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design" by Animation Career Review ranked VanArts as #1 in Western Canada

A recent survey of the "Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design" by Animation Career Review ranked VanArts as #1 in Western Canada -
Courses
Full-time
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Think Tank Training Centre
Canada Online, Canada

The Think Tank Online program is designed to train working artists for the CG industry in the following roles: - Environments for games (immersive real-time environments) - Ha ... +

The Think Tank Online program is designed to train working artists for the CG industry in the following roles: - Environments for games (immersive real-time environments) - Hard surface modeling for film (robots, mechs, ships, etc) - Character modeling for games (characters that star in video games) - Organic modeling for film (living elements for film – characters, creatures, animals, organisms, etc) - Texturing and look dev for film (including texturing of assets) How It Works: Our program focuses on asset creation and is four full terms - 16 months in total, each term is 14 weeks. The first term is Foundation and anyone can apply, however, you must meet the system requirements. Upon completion, you then move on to choose your career specialty for the Intermediate and Advanced semesters. You do not need to know your specialization prior to applying as you can discover your abilities while working through the Foundation term. The final semester is the one-on-one Mentorship. Throughout the program, you will have access to our online learning portal where you connect with other students and working industry professional mentors. Here you can ask questions, share portfolios, receive professional art direction and feedback – all online! Program Highlights: - 16 months of training - Pay per term or all at once - 5% off when you pay for all four terms up front - Director-derived curriculums that allow for job focused demo reels - Weekly live lesson and Q&As with seasoned industry professionals - Access to Think Tank’s comprehensive resource centre - Live one-on-one mentorships Prerequisites: - Windows desktop computer, webcam, headset and the time to focus and work hard - 18 years of age or high school diploma -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
16 months
English
Online