This course is designed to introduce students to basic methods and practices in animation. The course will provide an overview of techniques ranging from hand-drawn frame-by-frame animation, to object animation and pixilation.
This beginning animation course exposes students to the range of traditional and digital techniques used in stop-motion, claymation, 2-D or 3-D computer animation. Students learn basic theory and mechanics behind animation, develop observational and drawing skills and study the fundamental principles of character design, layout and storyboarding.
Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on exercises, animation students learn squash and stretch, follow-through, key framing and overlap techniques while creating their own short animation projects. This is one of the first classes future animators take to learn basic animation skills.
Storyboarding for Animation
Animation is designed on storyboards. Students learn basic animation theory and mechanics, develop observational and drawing skills and study the fundamental principles of character design, layout and storyboarding in this class. Storyboards are created for each animated character and a rough version of the animation is put together. This practice is called animatics.
Specialized software, such as Studio-Max and Autodesk Maya, are used to create 3-dimensional images for animations. Much of this class is spent becoming familiar with the software and creating short 3-dimensional animations used for film or video games. Students should complete 2-dimensional animation course before taking this course. Other software to be explored include: Apple Remote Desktop, Adobe Flash CS6 and Adobe Premiere CS6.
Certificate – 3 Months
Diploma – 6 Months
Advance Diploma – 12 Months
Twice Weekly, 2 hours per Class. Morning, evening and Weekend Courses are available.
3 Month Certificate: One Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira (N180, 000) – 100% tuition must be paid before commencing classes.
6 Month Diploma: Two Hundred and Ninety Five Thousand (N375, 000) – a minimum of 70% must be paid before commencing classes.
Advance Diploma (One year): Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N950, 000) – a minimum of 70% must be paid before commencing classes.
The Creative Entrepreneurship Program (CEP01) and Fine Art Course (DRAW1) are bonus courses for all our students, they are also mandatory.
No special requirements; simply register here online or visit the school to register.
Hostel Accommodation is available at the rate of N40, 000 monthly, payment must however be made for your entire course duration at once.
Note: Diploma & Advance Levels
Students who wish to spend additional 3 months for advance skills and internship with our Animators should enroll for the 6 MONTH CREATIVE DIPLOMA COURSE (this comes with a second course which could be any of WEB & GRAPHICS DESIGN, GAME DESIGN, MOBILE APP DESIGN OR VIDEO EDITING). And those who want to study for one year period should enroll for the ONE YEAR ADVANCE DIPLOMA COURSE (this comes with three other courses, to be chosen from: WEB & GRAPHICS DESIGN, GAME DESIGN, MOBILE APP DESIGN OR FILM-MAKING).