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Introduction to Animation is a three-day course that focuses on storytelling through stop-motion animation. You will have the opportunity to explore innovative and original ways of creating and constructing character and narrative. You will be introduced to industry-standard animation equipment, software, and techniques such as DragonFrame and Stop Motion. This course focuses on the importance of sound and movement in particular, challenging you to reinterpret and invent your own short animated film. There will be elements of collaborative group work, as well as time to explore animation independently, to reflect the many roles involved in the animation process in industry. On completion of this course you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to produce your own animations and independently explore the possibilities of stop-motion.
The course is taught by current KSA lecturers, who are professional creatives currently working within their specialism.
A basic list will be sent to you a week in advance of the course start date. All other materials are provided by Kingston School of Art (KSA).
We aim to be fully compliant with government health and safety guidelines whilst running short courses at Kingston University.
The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (e.g. for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.
As an educational institution fees for our open short courses do not attract VAT.
Directions to Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: