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This course is an introduction to the art of illustration and animation techniques.

What will you learn on this course?

Lead by a professional film maker, illustrator and animator you will learn how to create your own animations. You will gain an understanding of essential animation principles and be introduced to different stylistic approaches and artistic techniques. You will learn about every step of the animation process, including story writing, concept design, character design, animating, sound recording and editing. Using a combination of practical design demonstrations and 1-2-1 support you will receive guidance tailored to your individual projects and needs. On completion of this course you can expect to have gained an understanding of a range of approaches to animating and have produced your own animation. The course will cover

• Drawing skills

• Fundamental animation principles

• Using animation and editing software

• Stylistic choices

• Story writing

• Character design

• Introduction to contemporary animations

• Exploration of various animation types

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is for beginners and improvers who would like to develop their illustration and animation skills. The course is accessible for people with disabilities who are able to undertake practical arts and crafts activities and use a computer. A carer or support worker may assist learners on this course. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please bring a memory stick so that you can take your work home. You are welcome to bring your own pens, pencils, tablets, laptops and filming devices in consultation with the tutor.

MAC can provide basic equipment and materials to participants attending most courses if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Martin McNally

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Dates & Times

    Animation (DM108 Autumn)