One of the best ways to further career goals is investing in higher education. By taking courses in their field, students demonstrate commitment to their careers. Individual classes can provide valuable skills and advanced training.
A fine arts program offers students the opportunity to study a wide variety of different art mediums. Examples of classes are color theory, 2-D design, animation, 3-D design, printmaking, music theory, computer applications and web design.
Online Course in Fine Arts
The Think Tank Online program is designed to train working artists for the CG industry in the following roles: - Environments for games (immersive real-time environments) - Hard surface modeling for film (robots, mechs, ships, etc) - Character modeling for games (characters that star in video games) - Organic modeling for film (living elements for film – characters, creatures, animals, organisms, etc) - Texturing and look dev for film (including texturing of assets) How It Works: Our program focuses on asset creation and is four full terms - 16 months in total, each term is 14 weeks. The first term is Foundation and anyone can apply, however, you must meet the system requirements. Upon completion, you then move on to choose your career specialty for the Intermediate and Advanced semesters. You do not need to know your specialization prior to applying as you can discover your abilities while working through the Foundation term. The final semester is the one-on-one Mentorship. Throughout the program, you will have access to our online learning portal where you connect with other students and working industry professional mentors. Here you can ask questions, share portfolios, receive professional art direction and feedback – all online! Program Highlights: - 16 months of training - Pay per term or all at once - 5% off when you pay for all four terms up front - Director-derived curriculums that allow for job focused demo reels - Weekly live lesson and Q&As with seasoned industry professionals - Access to Think Tank’s comprehensive resource centre - Live one-on-one mentorships Prerequisites: - Windows desktop computer, webcam, headset and the time to focus and work hard - 18 years of age or high school diploma [+]
Stemming from the success of our campus program, our online program is a full 4 terms (16 month total) with each term 14 weeks in length. Term 1 Foundations, anyone can apply (if the candidate meets the system requirements, etc.). Upon completing this term, you then move on to choose your career specialty in ONE of the following disciplines;Environment for Games Hard Surface Modeling for Film Character Modeling for Games Organic Modeling for Film Texture & Look Development
*All required software is provided and licensed for you! (Maya, Photoshop, etc.). You do not need to know your specialization prior to applying as you can discover your abilities as you work through our Foundations Term.... [-]
Rocket Sky is an online mentorship and life-long animation club that trains and develops passionate, career minded [+]
Rocket Sky is an online mentorship and life-long animation club that trains and develops passionate, career-minded artists into professional-quality character animators.THE ROCKET SKY APPROACH
The Rocket Sky Learning System was born out of years of professional production experience, and years of professional education experience. We focus on classical animation principles and basic fundamentals and apply them to the 3D software. This simple approach develops the art and the artist. Repetition is the mother of skill, and by utilizing our unique mentor-style approach to learning, small and large project-based assignments and the focus on fundamentals rather than software, Rocket Sky students become skilled in all the facets of this allusive art form, and ultimately will be able to produce the highest quality portfolio work to showcase these skills.... [-]
Learn how to use simple filmmaking and animation to bring learning to life, and aid cross-curricular attainment and assessment. [+]
This free online course will help anyone working with young people aged 5-19 to engage them in learning through simple filmmaking and animation. You’ll discover how film and animation can be used as powerful tools for encouraging active learning and enabling pupils to establish strong connections with any area of the curriculum.
Try filmmaking and animation in the classroom
During the course, you will:learn how even simple equipment can be used to produce high-quality short films in the classroom; apply this knowledge to the classroom, creating films that help raise attainment; discover a range of top tips to help you hone your filmmaking skills; learn how to produce simple films and animations with your students; and learn how to use this creative art form as an assessment tool. ... [-]
Learn animation techniques, including stop-motion, 2D, CGI and pixilation, with award-winning animators, in this free NFTS course. [+]
Whether you’re a budding animator or a fan of animation who wants to understand more about what happens behind-the-scenes, this free online course from the internationally acclaimed National Film and Television School (NFTS) will have something for you.
Over four weeks, our team of award-winning animators will take you through their approach to telling stories and demystify their own animation technique.
Each week, our contributors will use examples from their own work, as well as the animated films that have influenced and inspired them, to enable you to explore different forms of animation:
1 - Stop motion or stop frame animation.
2 - 2D or cel animation.... [-]