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Animation and Illustration for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Online Short Course)

Animation and Illustration for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Online Short Course)

London College of Communication
Taught by
Stephen Hall


Combine your creative and technical skills to tell stories. This intensive course will introduce you to the fundamentals of animation and illustration, by the end of the course you will have completed a short film you can use to support an application for further study.

Through discussions and project work you will learn about current practices and experiment & explore a range of techniques using your drawing skills on paper as well as looking at computers techniques also. By the end of the course you will have a deeper understanding of how animation and illustration can be used to get people’s attention and communicate ideas.

The course draws upon LCC’s legacy of teaching animation and illustration and has been designed specially for younger people who are interested in further study in this area. The practical skills you will learn and your ability to speak about the subject will help you make an application for further study in a range of subjects including animation or illustration as well a range of other courses: UX design, fine art, media studies and filmmaking.

Please note that this course is suitable for you, if you are applying for further study at LCC, but does not guarantee entry.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with expert tutors
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Topics Covered

  • Concepts and theory
  • Drawing skills
  • Printmaking
  • Storyboarding and storytelling
  • Sound design
  • Digital design
  • Individual project and presentation

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you if you are between 16 – 18 and are considering further study or a career in animation or illustration.

Beginner: You do not need any previous experience.

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

With over 25 years embedded in the disciplines of design, art and education, Stephen Hall has delivered on several UAL undergraduate courses and the Foundation Diploma at LCC since 2007. Originally studying Fine Art, before embarking on a career in Illustration, Stephen complemented his practice with educational work teaching English and Art in various capacities. After studying Graphic Design in London he founded Magpie Designs which specialises in providing illustrative graphic design solutions across a wide array of formate including print, web, animation and multi-media.


Materials list to be confirmed soon

Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure you have:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection, we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

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