6 weeks September-November and 6 weeks January-March
Workshop Times / Dates / Duration:
Animation is a major growth area in the creative industries in Northern Ireland and there is a high demand for skills and local talent in animation. Several of our leading animation companies, Sixteen South, Jam Media, Paper Owl and Dog Ears, are partnering with Nerve Belfast and the Nerve Centre in Derry/Londonderry to establish a career pathway into the industry.
The Foundation Academy for Animation is open to any young person aged 16-19 throughout the region with the enthusiasm and commitment to pursue a career within the animation industry and who is not currently attending university.
The Foundation Academy for Animation is a unique 12 week training programme focussing on 2D animation, providing training and hands-on experience of key job roles within the animation industry. All training will be delivered by industry professionals offering the opportunity to learn from their experience.
This year the Academy is offering self contained modules that will cover what is
involved in the production of 2D animation. To make the best use of these modules
you will be able to either work on your own personal project, or the Academy can
supply the necessary assets to help you complete each of your chosen modules. You will have the opportunity to select modules that may be of interest to you.
1.) Introduction to the Academy.
2.) Software: Adobe Animate.
3.) Scriptwriting for Animation.
4.) Art Direction and Design.
5.) Character Design.
6.) Storyboarding and Animatics.
7.) Rigging Characters.
9.) Audio and Post Production
10.) Animation Series.
This Academy will take place from week beginning 26th September-19th November, we will then break until the new year and run again from week beginning 30th January-12th March (The Academy will take place between these dates but you will be contacted about session dates and times after the application closing date.
To apply please complete the application form via the link below, closing date for applications is Friday 16th September. This Academy will take place in the new Nerve Centre Belfast Premises Odyssey Pavilion STEM Centre BT3 9QQ.