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12 weeks

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40 hours / week

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About the course

Our Animation course expands your animating skillset and will take you to the next level in your career.

You will build on your current understanding of animation and will be able to create realistic characters & assets and learn the correct workflow techniques to produce studio-quality animations.

Recommended skills

  • Basic understanding of Maya, Nuke, Adobe Suite & DaVinci resolve
  • Knowledge of basic animation
  • Knowledge of the 12 principles of animation
  • Basic understanding of weight, timing and spacing
  • Good time management

What we offer

  • Intensive training from our industry-leading artists
  • Access to studio-grade virtual workstations, software, and rendering
  • You will be encouraged and coached to create a professional showreel of your work which you can take with you after completing the course
  • Continued access to tutorials after the course
  • A digital badge and certificate to share on your LinkedIn profile
  • Ongoing recruitment opportunities and continued contact with the Technicolor Creative Studios community

What our students say

“The most useful part of the course was the fantastic feedback our supervisor Ran provided us with, as well as the guest animators and other course leaders who would join us from time to time. It helps you to train your eyes what to look for, and the tips and tricks they gave us helped me improve my skills and confidence in the area tremendously.“

Boris Strumenliev

“All people I meet here are excellent. Great teachers, great guests, great classmates. Great support, great feedback, great persons.“

Daniel Lopez Torregrosa

“Having the recordings as fast as we did this course was invaluable. Also having a second teacher was also very helpful (Ran and Ross).“

Pablo Fraile Anuarbe

“The instructor's patience was a very good thing, there was a good mood in the group. The last assignment with the tiger was the most challenging one. It was a complex one that needs time management and perseverance. I needed to make a choice between animating both tigers or just one.“

Julie Durandy

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Who can apply

  • Recent graduates of a VFX-related program or entry/junior level candidates with some experience looking for their first break in the VFX industry
  • Candidates who are ready to cross the bridge from learning to a professional career

How to enrol

  • Apply with your department-specific demo reel and CV attached
  • Provide the information required in the pre-screening questionnaire
  • Your eligibility is based on the location to which you apply; the Admissions team will review if you are eligible and willing to work in that location after the virtual course
  • All applicants must complete a standardized skills test provided by the Admissions team
  • Receive feedback on results and revise if necessary
  • Complete a brief interview with an Admissions or Academy team member
  • Admissions team will confirm your enrolment in the designated course’s start date

Virtual workstations

We use the Teradici remote desktop client to connect to our Cloud Virtual workstations, which will run on almost any computer with the following operating systems: Windows, macOS and Linux.

You will need at least a 10MB broadband connection (20mb+ recommended).

Our cloud workstations provide all required software and course assets.

Minimum Requirements

  • Laptop or workstation with webcam, microphone and speakers/headset
  • External monitor with HD resolution
  • 3-button mouse
  • 10mb/s Broadband (20MB+ recommended)
  • Wacom tablet – list of Teradici compatible models here

Apply now

New start dates are pending for all locations. Explore our learning resources & materials to get a taster of our courses and explore jobs at Technicolor Creative Studios.

Learn from the best in the industry

Our trainers have worked on award-winning projects, including:

The One and Only Ivan

Over 45% of Super Bowl spots in 2022

The Jungle Book

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Life of Pi

The Lion King

Harry Potter


The One and Only Ivan

Over 45% of Super Bowl spots in 2022

The Jungle Book

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Life of Pi

The Lion King

Harry Potter


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