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2D Animation with CelAction (Evening - 8 weeks)

Get to grips with the software for 2D animation. 

2D Animation with CelAction is an 8 week course designed to benefit practicing Animators to level up their careers. CelAction is one of the need-to-know softwares for professional Animators: this is a chance to become proficient in one of the world's most powerful 2D animation tools.

You’ll be taught and mentored by established professionals from the world of animation. In just 8 weeks you’ll get to grips with basic locomotion and mechanic techniques and will be able to build a quality showreel to demonstrate your new-found skills to employers from leading animation studios.

Equip yourself with in-demand 2D animation skills to help take you to the next step in your creative career. This course offers you the unique opportunity to learn 2D animation once a week in the evenings whilst keeping your daytime hours free for work and family.

  • Location: London Campus 
  • Start dates:  TBC
  • Tuition fees: £995
  • Mode of study: Evening (part-time)
  • Programme duration: 8 weeks
  • Entry requirements: Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English

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2D Animation with CelAction (8 weeks) | Short courses | Escape Studios

Meet our tutors

Our tutors have all sculpted their own careers in successful studios in the industry and are now sharing their expertise in the classroom. Packed with everything from Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther to the original Lion King and multiple PlayStation titles, their CVs don't get much cooler! They know exactly what skills you need – teaching you real-world tips and tricks, as well as the latest industry software and techniques to kick-start your career.

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Industry partners

Industry partners and advisors influence everything we do, from the curriculum we teach and how it's delivered to our webinars and special events.

We work alongside an impressive list of VFX, Games and Animation studios including Framestore, Blue Zoo, MPC, Jellyfish Pictures, Creative Assembly and many more across all our courses at Escape Studios.

With exclusive professional feedback, intensive software training and much more, our industry-led courses give you up-to-the-minute, inspirational knowledge and experience, tailored to the work you’re passionate about. Our Escape Studios Alumni (Escapees) can be found in many of the studios including Pixar, MPC, Industrial Light & Magic, DNEG, Rockstar Games and Electric Theatre Collective.

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Why Escape Studios?

  • Our tutors have worked in the industry and have been hand-picked from successful studios; they teach real-world tips and tricks learnt from on-the-job experience
  • You'll work in an industry-style studio from day one, so you'll get a taste of what it's like to work in industry
  • Our industry partners include Framestore, The Mill, MPC, DNEG, Cinesite, Electric Theatre Collective and JellyFish Pictures (to name just a few!)
  • Our industry partners help to design, develop and deliver our courses and they influence everything we do, so you'll benefit from up-to-the-minute knowledge and experience
  • You'll study at the heart of London's creative scene, so our state of the art facilities are the perfect place to kick-start your career

My advice for those just starting in the industry is to just do it! You’re never too old to start a career in the industry. I gave up a good career in Marketing, to pursue more creative passions in the animation industry and I haven’t looked back.”

Marc Godfrey, Currently a Junior Animator at Blue Zoo