Bespoke Training and Events

We continue to nurture new talent by offering bespoke training direct from Aardman. The Aardman Academy works globally with industry and educational partners to create animation related courses, training and events - designing specifically to meet your learning outcomes.  


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Why the Aardman Academy?

Aardman has been at the forefront of the animation industry for over 40 years and continues to innovate, embracing new techniques and technologies. Our creativity and experience is a great foundation for us to design a package for your goals, learning outcomes and budget. We can offer masterclasses, mentorships, alumni communities, forums and learning through live projects.

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Who's it for?

If you are a university or college looking to extend your existing course offer or an agency or business looking to build the animation industry in your region then we’d love to hear from you to see how we can help. We are a course provider for ScreenSkills (the industry-led skills body for the UK screen industries) and work with Creative Access, a UK-based social enterprise that facilitates access to the creative industries for those from under-represented communities.

Our Tutors

All our courses are delivered by Aardman’s incredible talent of world class directors, animators, artists and production professionals who are passionate about sharing their knowledge, first-hand experience and craft.

"Working with the Aardman Academy has provided a unique opportunity to develop and deliver bespoke storyboarding sessions for passionate students hoping to gain insight into the animation industry.”

Sam Horton

Aardman Storyboard Artist

What to Expect


Our team of Aardman producers, industry experts and academic specialists work with you to devise a bespoke programme based on your specific requirements. 

We care about making our industry inclusive and supportive and as a not-for-profit enterprise will work with you to offer courses at a price that is accessible. 

We deliver programmes across the world, online and at our very own studios with all participants invited to join our Aardman Academy alumni community.

Example Bespoke Programme

This timetable is for illustration purposes but each course is designed specifically for you.

''We enjoyed working with the team at the Aardman Academy who bring a human and personal touch to every element of the programme from development through to delivery. What remained in my heart and mind after the Masterclass is that each frame from the first to the last, must communicate emotion. Regardless of technical perfection, the animation software you use, or creative direction, the Aardman Academy have taught us that emotion is key.’'

 Marco Zovi


Experience Aard Life!


Either online or in our teaching spaces, Aardman Academy gives you a professional insight into the unique atmosphere, culture and talent of our award winning studio.

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[email protected]