Skills academy launched for aspiring animators

Mr. Zoink created by A Productions

NextGen Skills academy has teamed up with industry leaders A Productions and Aardman Animations to offer aspiring animators a free 10-week Accelerate in Animation Skills Bootcamp to accelerate their career prospects.

The course is designed for young people aged 19+ who already have intermediate 3D animation skills and want to enter the animation industry. It has been created in partnership with these two renowned local studios to create industry-vetted content and expert guidance.

Participants needs to be based in the West of England Combined Authority region or planning to do so and the course is a perfect fit for recent animation graduates and those will self-taught skills who are ready to take their passion to the professional level.

Those taking part will work collaboratively on an industry brief, working as a remote animation studio to craft a captivating short film in just ten weeks. The creative brief has been approved by A Productions and Aardman and participants will benefit from the wisdom of dedicated tutors and animations professionals through masterclasses and studio insights.

The course will give students a deeper understanding of the animation industry, enhance their technical skills, help them acquire real experience of the animation pipeline and build an impressive portfolio of work.

The Accelerate in Animation Skills Bootcamp takes place between January and March 2024 and the deadline for applications is Thursday 14th December.