Independent, animation education

Learn skills from, find your community with and be inspired by the world-class animators, directors, artists and model makers at Aardman. Whether you’re just starting to explore animation, have just graduated, or have been working in the industry for decades - take a look and see what course is right for you.

In-Person, In-Studio Training
Remote Industry Training
Online Foundation Courses
Other Short Courses

In-Person,

In-Studio

Training

• 7-month course. 6 months of which take place at our studios.

• Same number of teaching weeks as a standard Masters Degree.

• Full time. 5 days a week.

• Face-to-face teaching from world-leading professionals.

What’s the story you want to tell? In-studio stop motion is a unique opportunity to come and be part of the Aardman family for six months, learn from the experts here and work with our team to produce your own short animation.

 
Complete in-studio stop motion film production

A 28-week, in-person course taught entirely by Aardman's leading talent in scriptwriting, story, pre-production, art department, modelmaking, and direction, delivered from Aardman’s world-famous Gas Ferry Road Studios in Bristol, UK.

Remote Industry Training Courses

• Twelve weeks.

• Online, using our immersive teaching platform.

• Your own mentor throughout.

• Weekly live online lectures, meet-ups, drop-ins and feedback.

• In-person graduation event at our Gas Fery Road Studios.

Looking to brush up your animation skills or spend time with your craft? Add another string to your bow? Or really explore the art of animation? These courses are perfect for those wanting to explore and invest in animation at an industry level.

A programme of masterclasses, teaching and one-to-one mentoring. To perfect your skills and craft your own animation.

£2800

Character Body; Mime and Pantomime

Our flagship 12-week animation course devised and created by world-leading professionals from the multi-award-winning and independent studio Aardman. Taught to you from the comfort of your own home anywhere in the world, through a vibrant online learning environment, with personal mentoring and a supportive 24/7 community of Aardman staff and other course participants.

Full Face & Body Character Performance

Our second 12-week animation course, devised and created by world-leading professionals from multi-award-winning and independent studio Aardman. Taught to you from the comfort of your own home anywhere in the world, through a vibrant online learning environment, with personal mentoring and a supportive 24/7 community of Aardman staff and other course participants.

Online Foundation Courses

• Four weeks.

• Online Masterclasses & Tasks.

• Community to share your work.

• Invitation to Q&A with Aardman Talent after the course.

• Free access to all future Animated Insights events when you join. 

Our four-week foundation courses allow you to explore your chosen speciality and learn the core principles.

£249

Taught by Will Becher
and Carmen Bromfield-Mason

A four-week online programme with practical masterclasses, weekly tasks, and online community covering everything you need to know about the principles of Stop Motion animation from leading Aardman talent.

Taught by Jim Parkyn

A four-week online programme with practical masterclasses, weekly tasks, and online community covering everything you need to know about the core principles of model making.

Taught by Jay Clarke

A four-week online programme with practical masterclasses, weekly tasks, and online community covering everything you need to know about the core principles of storyboarding.

Short courses

 

Short courses are one-off events for a unique insight into the industry. 

Click on each event for individual pricing and further details.

Bridging The Gap Between Industry and Education

A two day event at our Gas Ferry Road studios for academics, advisors, technical demonstrators and educational institutions.

Regular International Guest Event

These unique events are offered exclusively to everyone who has previously purchased any Aardman Academy course or is part of our University Partnership Programme. Join the Aardman Academy as we host a series of online guest speaker events designed to demystify and give insight into key areas of production within the Animation Industry.

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