Now mentored by Pixar animator Aaron Hartline

About this course

This Animation course has been designed to develop your talents and provide you the skills to create innovative animations in just 12 weeks.

The 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 this course on our January intake you'll benefit from:

  • Mentoring with Pixar animator Aaron Hartline, who has worked on Animation classics Toy Stoy 3, Up and Inside out!
  • Aaron will visit Escape Studios to review your work half way through the course. Aaron will also be providing personalised feedback on your weekly online submissions as part of our Aftercare package.

Aaron Hartline started his career as an animator at Game Refuge, animating monsters destroying buildings for the video game Rampage. Later he worked at Big Idea, where he worked on the VeggieTales series, while completing his own short film with two fellow animators, Half Pint Heroes. On the strength of the short he found work at Blue Sky Studios, where he was hired as a rigger and worked his way to animation supervisor, animating on films such as Ice Age, Robots, and Horton Hears a Who!  

Today Aaron works at Pixar Animation Studios where his credits include Inside Out, Up and Toy Story 3. 

Animation at Escape Studios

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
    8 January 2018
    29 May 2018
    Full time
    12 weeks

Meet your tutor

Alex Williams
Head of Animation