Short University Courses

Advanced 3D Animation

Escape Studios, In North Greenwich (+1 locations)
18 weeks
13,200 - 16,850 GBP
Next course start
23 September, 2024 (+2 start dates)
Course delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
18 weeks
13,200 - 16,850 GBP
Next course start
23 September, 2024 (+2 start dates)
Course delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
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Course description

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Advanced Animation

Craft, create and animate!

This course will teach you the advanced techniques, skills and software required to bring characters and creatures to life, and to jump straight in the industry as an Animator. With a focus on technical training, you’ll learn 3D animation hands on, through creature interaction, dialogue and lipsync. 

Along the course, you’ll start putting together some great pieces of work for your portfolio, with help from our industry-experienced tutors, who boast credits including The Lion King, Godzilla and Doctor Strange. You’ll also receive feedback on your work from one of our industry partners and portfolio and career guidance from our Talent Development Team through our Aftercare programme.

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Upcoming start dates

Choose between 2 start dates

23 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • North Greenwich

23 September, 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

Suitability - Who should attend?

To study this short course, you must:

  • Be over 18

  • Have a good understanding of written and spoken English

  • Feel comfortable using a computer.

Training Course Content

Module 1 - Locomotion and Mechanics

  • General introduction to Maya 

    • Basic modelling 

    • Texturing

    • Lighting 

    • Rigging 

  • General principles of animation 

  • Locomotion 

    • Introduction

    • Runs 

    • Hops 

    • Jumps 

    • Skips 

  • Character animation 

    • Introduction 

    • Building and blocking a shot 

    • Parenting 

    • Constraints 

Module 2 - Character Performance

  • Weight and flexibility, physics and adding characterisation 

  • Animal locomotion: trots, walks and runs 

  • Animal locomotion continued 

  • Acting, dialogue and lip sync 

  • Final exercise 

  • Project 

Module 3 - Animals and Creatures

  • Advanced character animation: dialogue and lip sync 

  • Advanced character animation: acting and performance 

  • Advanced motion capture and facial performance

  • Advanced creature animation: creature performance and acting 

  • Advanced character and creature interactions 

  • Project and polish 

Why choose Escape Studios

Top 6% of Institutions for Graduate Employability -- by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

First Unreal Authorised Training Center in the UK


  • Tuition fees (on-campus): £16,850
  • Tuition fees (live online): £13,200

Continuing Studies

Some of the junior opportunities you will be able to consider on completion of the course include:

  • Runner
  • Junior Animator
  • 3D Animator

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