Animation Academy
Creative Learning

Animation Academy

Belfast | Derry~Londonderry

Admission: Free

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Admission

Free

Run Times & Intervals

See below

Age Guidance

16–19 years old

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The Animation Academy is a unique industry led training programme for young people aged 16–19 focusing on 2D animation skills, providing training and exploration of key job roles within the animation industry.

Whether you are already exploring animation, or only just getting started, the academy is designed to allow you to both create and develop your own animated projects. Using industry standard software with the support of creators working in the industry you will complete the academy with a portfolio to help you in pursuing a career in the animation industry.

What's Involved

• You will be introduced to the animation production process from an industry perspective.

• Under the guidance of experienced professionals, you'll get to create your very own animated sequence step by step.

• Develop a portfolio to assist with applying for University, further education or work placements.

• Visit a number of the leading animation studios in Northern Ireland and connect with talented individuals working in different creative roles in the local industry.

• And the best part? You'll also get to meet other young enthusiasts like yourself and have an absolute blast while crafting your own awesome animations.

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Belfast – Animation Academy

Takes place in person each Thursday evening between 4.30pm - 8.30pm (Please see application form below for a list of dates)

This Academy will take place in the new Nerve Centre premises at the Odyssey Complex, Belfast. (Across from W5)

Studio visits will take place in October and November

Closing date for applications is Friday, 22 September 2023

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Derry~Londonderry Animation Academy

Takes place in person, every other Saturday for practical training beginning in October with additional online theory sessions, weekly on a Thursday evening from the Belfast centre. (Please see relevant application form for a list of dates)

This Academy will take place in the Nerve Centre
Studio visits will take place in October and November.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 22 September 2023

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What you will learn

  • Introduction to the Academy.
  • Adobe Animate software.
  • Scriptwriting for Animation.
  • Art Direction and Design.
  • Character Design.
  • Storyboarding and Animatics.
  • Rigging Characters.
  • Animation.
  • Audio and Post Production
  • Animation Series.
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