Created in conjunction with industry leaders, the course is taught by practising professionals who’ve worked on animation projects for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Dreamworks, Aardman Animation and Sony Computer Entertainment.
Working in our industry-spec animation studios, you’ll use the latest industry-standard animation equipment, including Adobe After Effects, Adobe Animate and Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, TVPaint, Toon Boom Harmony and Wacom Cintiqs.
You’ll have the freedom to develop your own style and career path. Learning from award-winning animators you’ll develop the skills you need to flourish in this rapidly-changing industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit animation studios and festivals in Bristol, Manchester, Cardiff, London and France – allowing you to network and showcase your work with animation professionals.
Consisting of 80% practice and 20% theory, the course is built around workshops and portfolio development. You’ll be able to work on live projects and industry-led work experience placements. Previous partners have included the BBC, A Productions, Aardman, Rumpus, Reflective Films and The Annecy Animation Festival.
In your final year you’ll attend 2 full-day workshops in the Aardman Animation studios in Bristol – arranged by the Aardman Academy and taught by Aardman’s world-class in-house talent.