Why study with Animation Apprentice?
We believe that we offer the best quality most reasonably priced animation course anywhere in the world. You will receive personally tailored training and feedback from industry veteran Alex Williams, who has worked on dozens of animated films and has taught at animation schools all over the world. We believe there is no better place to learn the craft of animation.
How does the course work?
Do I get a Diploma?
Not on the 30 week course. However, we believe that we offer something much better, something that very few universities or colleges can offer, that is to say high quality state-of-the-art animation training by industry professionals at extremely competitive rates. The cost of higher education is rising all over the globe; our goal is to make excellent training affordable for everyone. However, if you are looking for a formal qualification, you can now sign up for our new online MA in animation, which is currently taking applications.
What is the difference between the 30 week course and the online MA in 3D animation?
How long does the course last?
Why can't I see the videos?
You need to be registered with us and logged in to watch most of the videos. However, the week 1 videos are free for anyone to view.
Do I start by myself or will there be other students on the course?
How much does the course cost?
Do I need to know Maya or will I be taught it on the course?
Do I need any special qualifications?
I already know how to use Maya - can I skip the early stages?
What if I only want to do part of the course?
When should I deliver my work?
What if I need more time?
Do I need a broadband connection?
How does my work get assessed and graded?
How much time should I spend on the course each week?
Does each week’s tutorial have to be completed within one week or can I study at a faster/slower pace?
In a perfect world, each student in a group keeps up with everyone else, so that all the students have a sense of shared purpose. However, if you fall behind for some reason, that's OK. It is not the end of the world - we can be quite flexible. The whole point of online training is that you can learn at your own pace.
What sort of hardware and software will I need?
You will need a PC or a Mac capable of running Autodesk Maya. See our page on Hardware and Software here for a full discussion.