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About Animation Apprentice

In this short video Alex explains what Animation Apprentice is all about.

Online MA

In September 2015 we launched an animation world-first: The World's First Online MA in animation. To see more about this new course, which leads to a formal, internationally recognised qualification, follow this link.

30 Week Course Outline

This brief course outline gives an idea of how the 30 week online course works, including the kind of exercises you can expect to do, and the type skills you can expect to have mastered by the end of the course.

Modular Structure

The full Animation Apprentice Course is borken down into five Modules, plus one bonus Module:

  1. Module 1 - Maya Basics - 4 weeks
  2. Module 2 - Locomotion, Parts 1 & 2 - 8 weeks
  3. Module 3 - Performance, Parts 1 & 2 - 8 weeks
  4. Module 4 - Animals & Creatures - 6 weeks
  5. Module 5 - Demo Reel & Review - 4 weeks
  6. Module 6 - Bonus material - four bonus weeks

That is a total of 30 weeks. Or, rather, 34 weeks including Module 6

About Alex

Alex Williams is an animator, cartoonist and the founder of www.animationapprentice.org. Alex has 25 years of experience in the animation industry, and has taught animation at schools including CalArts, Gnomon, Escape Studios, The Animation Workshop, The Arts University at Bournemouth, and Bucks New University. He has worked as an animator, designer and storyboard artist on more than 20 feature films for studios such as Disney, Warner Bros, Fox, DreamWorks and Sony. He is currently Head of Animation at Escape Studios.

Alex's movie credits include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Lion King, The Iron Giant, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and the last three Harry Potter films. He also works as a cartoonist, writing and drawing the cartoon strip "Queen's Counsel" in The (London) Times, and has published many collections of cartoons.

You can see more of his work at www.alex-williams.com

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