Animation and Illustration Portfolio Preparation (16 - 18 Year Olds)
Combine your creative and technical skills to tell stories. This practical and 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 group discussions, project work and design studio time you will learn about current practices and get some hands-on practice. You will experiment and explore a range of techniques using your drawing skills on paper as well as computers loaded with the latest software. 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.
- Concepts and theory
- Drawing skills
- Storyboarding and storytelling
- Sound design
- Digital design
- Individual project and presentation
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- Show sound conceptual and technical skills for animation and illustration
- Have an understanding of the uses of animation and illustration for storytelling and communication
- Be confident in experimentation for animation and illustration
- Support an application for work or study with an animation short
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.
Follow Up Courses
Once you have taken this course you may be interested Filmmaking Portfolio Preparation (16-18 Year Olds) or Digital Media and Interaction Design Portfolio (16 – 18 Year Olds).
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 complimented 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.
Please note you will be expected to pay for printing and photocopying if required during this course