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About this course

This course is back by popoular demand and designed to turn you into an animation artist like no other, better yet if you're studying with us for our Februray intake you'll be mentored by multi-BAFTA winning studio BlueZoo.

This Animation course includes 12 weeks intensive classroom tuition plus 3 months on-line feedback. After completing the classroom weeks, students are set a project and submit weekly progress updates for feedback during a three month period.

What to expect

If you're joining the course and starting on 27th February 2017, you'll benefit from:

  • a visit to tour BlueZoo studios.
  • a final review session with Senior artist at BlueZoo on your project.

Blue Zoo Animation Studio is a multi-BAFTA winning company founded in 2000 by Adam Shaw, Tom Box and Oli Hyatt. The studio has a strong creative ethos and a worldwide reputation for standout, high-quality animation and is renowned for making creatively playful CG animation. For over 16 years they have been crafting high-quality animation for broadcast, commercials & online content entirely within their London based studio.

You'll study in an environment that mirrors a standard industry animation studio, and will begin your introduction to the digital animation pipeline and will work with tools such as Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop.

You’ll also get a hands-on experience with 3D Animation techniques such as:

  • Creating simple geometry
  • Basic texturing
  • Animation with Dynamics
  • Keyframe animation
  • Lighting
  • Rendering

What our students are saying

Animation Students

Specifically doing the animation course helped fast track my Maya skillset to allow me to apply for a greater variation of jobs. I now regularly work in both 2D and 3D allowing me to be more versatile. 

Richard Jeffery, 3D Animation student

Course summary

    Escape Studios West
    27 February 2017
    £10,475 (£10,975 for courses booked after 1 April 2017)
    Full time
    12 weeks


Meet your tutor

Alex Williams
Head of Animation