This course will provide you with an introduction to digital animation using Adobe Animate CC and Wacom Cintiq tablets.
On this course you will:
- learn the fundamentals of animation including timing and spacing
- create animated ball bounces and walk cycles
- study the movement of balloons and other objects
- create character turnarounds
- build your own short animation that demonstrates a personal approach.
You can have little or no previous animation knowledge to attend and still achieve great results.
What will you gain?
By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the Adobe software and its capabilities, and you will have produced a series of short projects that demonstrate your new skills in making crazy animated characters.
“I really liked the content of the course - we studied a range of animation principles. The quality of the finished work is good enough to put on my future uni applications. It’s been amazing, thank you so much!” EH
"I enjoyed being able to use professional hardware and software, and the chance to bond with others on the course." ET
"Had a great time - really enjoyed it." NN
“It was amazing” A
Level: Open to all
Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for animation and an interest in developing your creative and technical skills.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.
You’ll find collaborative working spaces where you develop your sketches and concepts, and Mac suites equipped with industry standard software and hardware including Adobe Animate, Wacom Cintiq Touch Tablets and Pro Creative Pens.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Tutor profile: Teagan Ball has taught animation at degree level for many years.
Along with being a self-employed animator and short animated film director, she's currently working within the industry creating animations and graphics for online games and mobile media.
Teagan is a qualified tutor and brings her knowledge of current trends in the animation industry to her short courses.
Click through above to book your place online.
Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed.
Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award?
This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Maximum class size: 12
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