Classic Pro Animation Track

Seven 12-week classes

Our newest approach to online animation education. Built on cutting edge curriculum, designed by industry professionals and informed by recruiters at world-class studios. Join a team of animation and VFX students and learn to use studio best-practices, professional workflows and our exclusive production pipeline to produce a short film. Graduates of this seven class, 21 month program receive a diploma in Advanced Character Animation Production.

Be Bold.

Leverage cutting edge curriculum design, exclusive technology, interdisciplinary collaboration and constant experimentation to learn faster and produce better work.

Your Team.

Learn and collaborate with other animators and VFX artists on your team to produce bigger and better animated stories.

Animate a Short Film.

Produce a short, animated film using studio best-practices, professional workflows and our exclusive production pipeline technology.

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Character Animation Production – Pro

Class Length: 12 weeks
Upcoming Term: Fall 2014
Start Date: September 29, 2014
Application Due: August 1, 2014
Registration Opens: July 28, 2014
Class Tuition: $2,799

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You’re almost there! Focus your efforts this term on animating your short film, from blocking to final animation. Animate your assigned shots within the sequence, and work with your classmates to ensure your short film is cohesive and compelling. Finish this class with an awesome short film and earn your diploma in Advanced Character Animation Production.

Learn How to:

  • Get into production: Animate your assigned shots from the short film sequence you developed with your team in Advanced Acting and Storytelling – Pro.
  • Utilize Animation Mentor’s proprietary Sequence Review Tool to see your work against your teammate’s and ensure continuity between shots
  • Improve your animation from week-to-week with direct feedback from your mentor and peers
  • Learn what it’s like to work in a studio: exceed expectations, collaborate with peers and mentors, and prepare assets for handoff to other animators and VFX artists
  • Polish your shots and add details like overlap, residual energy and flourish to make your work shine

Why it’s right for you:

  • Be Bold: The Classic Pro Animation Track is for those animators looking for cutting-edge curriculum design, exclusive technology, interdisciplinary teamwork, collaboration and constant experimentation
  • Improve your ability to work on a team, by giving and taking feedback from your mentors and peers
  • Prepare yourself to succeed in the studio environment – go beyond the principles of animation and learn how to work with your fellow animators and your peers further down the production pipeline
  • Impress your animation supervisor on day one by seamlessly integrating your animation within the larger sequence
  • Graduate with a team-based short film sequence for your demo reel
  • Learn from top professional mentors at the most trusted and well-respected online animation school

What You Get:

  • A 3-year active student license to Autodesk Maya – including Mudbox, 3D Studio Max, and more
  • Access to the Animation Mentor community of over 5,500 students and alumni in more than 105 countries around the world
  • Instruction from top-quality mentors from the world’s leading animation studios
  • Over 12 hours of pre-recorded lecture material, made available to watch on-demand each week
  • A weekly eCritique of your assignment from your mentor
  • A weekly live Q&A with your mentor and classmates
  • Access to the Animation Mentor resource library with guest lectures, additional Q&As, and weekly video news
  • Access to the library of animation rigs including the customizable Bishop rig, the Tribes characters and more


Earn a passing grade in Character Development and Pre-Visualization – Pro (note: there is no Advanced Placement into this class)