Animation

Whether you’re free evenings, daytimes or weekends, we have a variety of dates and times for you to choose from. We are the largest part-time college in London, offering a bright, modern environment to learn in.

Download information on course levels and progression courses for animation in 2018.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. Build animation course

    Course Date: Tue 23 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Passionate about animation? Fancy spending a year building skills in traditional and digital animation techniques, taught by professional animators in our fully-equipped studio? This exciting fast-track course is open to all, including beginners, giving you the opportunity to explore both commercial and experimental approaches to animation. A fantastic start to a new career, or simply a chance to pursue your passion with like-minded people.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  2. Digital animation for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 27 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use the Adobe Animate CC (formerly known as Flash) to create exciting drawn and cut out animations on this practical introductory course.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  3. Animation workshop: pixallated movement

    Course Date: Sun 28 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the techniques of famous animators. In this workshop you will be animating people to produce surprising experimental animation sequences based on the work of Norman Mclaren.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  4. Animation: professional development

    Course Date: Fri 9 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the professional animation skills required to gain and produce commissions, work with collaborators and position yourself within the animation industry.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £519.00
    Concession: £396.00

  5. Animation workshop: drawing with charcoal

    Course Date: Mon 12 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the techniques of famous animators. In this workshop you will be animating charcoal drawing to produce surprising experimental animation sequences based on the work of William Kentridge.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Stop motion workshop

    Course Date: Mon 26 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Think you could create the next Morph or Wallace and Gromit? Get started in this fascinating workshop introducing you to the magic of stop-frame animation. Learn how to make the models, create storyboards, animate and edit your own short film.

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

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    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Animation workshop: sand animation

    Course Date: Sun 2 Dec 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the techniques of famous animators. In this workshop you will be animating sand to produce surprising experimental animation sequences based on the work of Caroline Leaf.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  8. Animation workshop: cut out silhouette animation

    Course Date: Mon 10 Dec 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the techniques of famous animators. In these workshops you will be exploring the techniques of Lotte Reineger to produce silhouette cut out animations and compositing them against exciting backgrounds.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Animation workshop: animating still life

    Course Date: Thu 13 Dec 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the techniques of famous animators. In these workshops you will be exploring the techniques of Paul Bush and Jan Švankmajer to produce exciting animations using found objects to produce exciting animations using objects.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Animation with Adobe After Effects

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  11. Puppet animation on Saturday

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own traditional 3D puppet and the principals of how best to animate, film and edit your own stop-frame puppet animated sequence.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Anime character design

    Course Date: Tue 12 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    As part of Japan season at Build Learn how to create your own Anime characters using traditional and digital methods. Immerse yourself in the world of Japanese Anime professional production design.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Traditional model animation: intermediate

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Traditional model animation is more popular than ever now. On this practical course you will further develop your model animation skills to produce more professional 3D articulated models and sets and plan and produce effective short animated 3D films.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £274.00

  14. Claymation workshop

    Course Date: Mon 1 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Clay animation is a unique form of stop animation that uses figures made out of clay. Learn how to create and animate an engaging claymation character and animate it to create a surreal and expressive short animated film.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Live action and 3D animation: the magical mix

    Course Date: Tue 14 May 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this exciting practical course you will learn how to create 2D and 3D digital and traditional animation and animated SFX and composite it into live action footage. Invaluable for animators and film makers alike who want to create exciting innovative short films.

    Full fee: £779.00
    Senior fee: £623.00
    Concession: £475.00

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