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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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7 Results in Animation

exMedia

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 ventu ... [+]

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.

Each image form that involves movement, can be treated here. This includes all forms and materials of the visual arts, and its relation with other artistic disciplines such as theater or dance. Also a link to 3D animation is seen.

Content and form are developed in parallel: from traditional narrative forms and documentary to pure abstraction, from the teleplay for performance.

The presentation will be included in the design process. The sole production of canvas or screen is no longer selbverständlich.... [-]

Germany Cologne
October 2019
German
Full-time
Campus
Think Tank Training Centre

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) ... [+]

Stemming from the success of our campus program, our online program is a full 4 terms (16 month total) with each term 14 weeks in length. Term 1 Foundations, anyone can apply (if the candidate meets the system requirements, etc.). Upon completing this term, you then move on to choose your career specialty in ONE of the following disciplines;

Environment for Games Hard Surface Modeling for Film Character Modeling for Games Organic Modeling for Film Texture & Look Development

*All required software is provided and licensed for you! (Maya, Photoshop, etc.). You do not need to know your specialization prior to applying as you can discover your abilities as you work through our Foundations Term.... [-]

Canada Canada Online
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Full-time
Part-time
16 months
Online
VanArts

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

Course - 2D/3D Character Animation

A recent survey of the "Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design" by Animation Career Review ranked VanArts as #1 in Western Canada and #11 worldwide.Awesome assignments, inspiring instructors and the opportunity to produce really cool films, knowing it’s your skill that makes the action come alive; that’s what awaits you at VanArts.Everyone knows Vancouver is an incubator for animation talents. You’ll be in the heart of animation country. 2D and 3D animators at VanArts animation school learn their craft while developing meaningful industry relationships. You’ll focus exclusively on the skills you need to break into the animation sector you desire, either 2D or 3D. Either way, character animation is paramount in your studies and you will graduate as a specialist in character animation. Students choose VanArts because, in their own words, the animation school just feels right. Small classes, personalized attention and cross collaboration on special projects – VanArts animation school positions you for immediate success.You’ll be mentored by animators who’ve worked with top studios like Disney, Industrial Light & Magic and Dreamworks. You’ll live and breathe industry concepts like animated character performance, story and visual language, with a working knowledge of Maya in the 3D stream. And your animation school diploma is backed by your professional demo reel and portfolio, so you’re ready to get the job you want.Next Start Dates... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Victorian College of the Arts

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 ... [+]

Course in Animation 13 Week IntensiveStudents 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.

DatesClasses are held on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6pm to 9pm and some weekends. Also included are four animation-focused Saturday workshops: two of which will include animation industry guest speakers, plus two intensive practice based sessions.

Objectives and StructureThe course is designed for beginners and for people wishing to further develop existing skills. The small class size enables participants to work within a wide range of studio based practice methodologies and skill levels. Students will be exposed to techniques and materials, animation specific equipment and software. Through planned exercises and an individual project, students will gain a foundation of the principles and practices of animation production.... [-]

Australia Melbourne
January 2020
Part-time
13 weeks
Campus
Inter-Dec College

Create stories, characters, futuristic landscapes and special effects straight from your own imagination! ... [+]

CREATING FASCINATING WORLDS WITH 3D ANIMATION

In our 3D Animation program, students will learn how to perform special effects for movies, television, video games and many other fields in broadcasting and multimedia.

Practising on state-of-the-art software such as Maya, Vray, Premiere, ZBrush, Photoshop and Nuke, they will be ready to join the industry in order to tap the full potential of their skills and know-how learned during their training.

With a strong portfolio, our graduates can look forward to a career as a 3D Animator, 3D Artist, Character or Environment Artist and Special Effects Specialist, to name a few.

Many Inter-Dec College graduates did practical work on large productions such as Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within, 300, as well as on video games such as Halo III.... [-]

Canada Montreal
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Meet the faculty behind the Czech animated film international success! Get in touch with the long tradition of the animated film at FAMU. ... [+]

Meet the faculty behind the Czech animated film international success! Get in touch with the long tradition of the animated film at FAMU.

Less than a week to apply for 2019/2020. Please see the course website to apply!

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The course is based on the principal aesthetic notion that animated film is a specific genre of dramatic art. Animation is also approached as a specific kinetic form of fine art. During the course students learn about various techniques and technologies of animated film – both hand-made and digital (computerized). They are instructed about general animation concepts as well as specific topics like storyboarding or the structure of animation puppets, which they master as part of simple hands-on exercises. Students’ artistic sensibilities are refined throughout the course in the classical drawing lessons. Part of the course is also basic overview of the history of animated film, both in the Czech and global perspective, and theoretical principles of animated film. The course is scheduled for two semesters.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
Centre for Arts and Technology

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 “taki ... [+]

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! You could step into one of these exciting and rewarding careers:

Digital Animator Character Designer Storyboard Revisionist Layout Artist Background Artist Illustrator 2D Animation Training College

Animated characters are no longer seen only in Saturday morning cartoons or on the big screen—they’ve worked their way into online games, apps, TV commercials…pretty much everywhere you look! Though media may be ever-changing, our connection with animated characters will always remain. And the way in which those characters are brought to life today remains true to the early days of classical animation…So! Are you ready to take your place at the drawing board?! You will break into the job market with a professional portfolio and demo reel, showcasing your talent and your style to potential employers. A solid grasp of 2D Animation remains one of the key foundational skills many studios look for in hiring animators. Graduates of this program can be found working on some amazing projects, including: Rick and Morty • Rocket Monkeys • Camp Lakebottom • Teen Titans GO When our instructors aren’t in-class with students, they can be found working in the animation industry for animation studios such as: Atomic... [-]

Canada Kelowna
September 2019
Full-time
15 months
Campus