6 weeks October-November and 6 weeks January-March with 3 full days 2nd/3rd/4th November
Workshop Times / Dates / Duration:
On notified Thursdays between 4.30pm-8.30pm with Full Days 2nd, 3rd & 4th November 2022
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 commence with six Thursday evening sessions across October – November
(with three all day sessions 2nd/3rd & 4th November), we will then break until the New Year and
run again with Thursday evening sessions across January – March (The Academy will take place
between these dates but you will be contacted about exact session dates and times after the
application closing date).
This Academy will take place in the new Nerve Centre Belfast Premises Odyssey Pavilion STEM Centre BT3 9QQ.