THE ANIMATION ACADEMY is a vocational training program. We help artists develop professional skills as they apply to animation and related fields.
THE ANIMATION ACADEMY offers DISTANCE LEARNING in CHARACTER DESIGN 1 through Skype. Flexible scheduling and one on one instruction. Master Class training. Contact the Academy if you'd like to enroll.
CHARACTER DESIGN 1 - Distance Learning through Skype - 8 sessions
6 one hour Lectured Sessions and Assignment Review plus 2 sessions Assignment Review - $495
For enrollment inquiries contact us at 818-848-6590.
CLASSES ARE HELD AT 2740 W. MAGNOLIA BLVD. IN BURBANK, CA 91505
We meet in Room 105
Semester 19.4a will begin July 19 and end September 13 2016
Semester 19.4 in progress to August 17 2016 - No Class July 4
Evening Sessions - Doors open at 7:00 PM
NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT - $495 - Our program begins with CHARACTER DESIGN 1 - MASTERCLASS
CHARACTER DESIGN I - Mondays - 7:15 to 9:45 PM - Semester 19.4 ( In progress to August 15 2016 - No Class July 4)
CHARACTER DESIGN I - Tuesdays - 7:15 to 9:45 PM - Semester 19.4a ( In progress to September 12 2016)
CHARACTER DESIGN II* - BG DESIGN - VISUAL DEVELOPMENT* - STORY SKETCH** - CHARACTER ANIMATION* - Mondays and Tuesdays 7:15 to 9:45 PM
Each semester lasts for six sessions over two months with students renewing every other month when they continue in our program. There are two makeup sessions scheduled at the end of each semester. Students with perfect attendance may come in to the makeup sessions as bonus classes.
CLASS SESSIONS COMMENCE AT 7:15 PM AND END AT 9:45 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM.
CLASSES ARE HELD AT 2740 W. MAGNOLIA BLVD. in ROOM 105 - BURBANK 91505
* Requires the completion of CHARACTER DESIGN I
** Requires the completion of CHARACTER DESIGN I and BACKGROUND DESIGN
New Student Enrollment - $495 if payment is made by the due date. New Students are requested to submit samples of their work to assess their artistic level prior to enrollment.
Current Returning Students - $395 if currently enrolled and continuing within the program. Early pay discount applied - $325.
Returning Students - $395 if not currently attending class but previously enrolled within the past year.
Teen Students must be at least 16 years of age and submit samples of their artwork. An 18 year old student is considered an Adult Student.
All prospective students should have samples of their work ready for review.
Payment Deadline for Semester 19.4a is July 14 2016. Class fee must be paid in full for confirmation of enrollment.
The lead instructor for the Academy's program is Charles Zembillas. He is supported by a dedicated and experienced staff that specializes in the Academy's curriculum.
Our program begins with classes in Character Design I. Class fee reflects price for enrollment in one class conducted once per week for the duration of the semester. An additional weekly session may be added at the Currently Enrolled Student fee.
Upon completion of Character Design 1 students may continue with a choice of courses including Character Design II, Character Design III, Visual Development, Background Design, StorySketch / Storyboarding and Character Animation. There are advanced levels of each subject.
Our courses are geared towards developing fundamental artistic skills through an animation oriented venue. The Animation Academy is renowned for its training in Character Design, Production Design and Development, Concept Development and Intellectual Property Development.
The Animation Academy's prerequisite policy is strictly adhered to. A waiver of any prerequisite will be left solely to the discretion of The Animation Academy.
The Animation Academy is not obligated to offer makeup classes although we make a reasonable attempt at arranging for makeups. Students are entirely responsible for their class attendance. Request for a makeup class will not be honored after the completion of the semester that the student is enrolled in.
Only enrolled students who have paid their fee may attend class sessions. Observation / assessing of a class is not permitted.
Class supply lists will be made available at first session.
Come to first session of class with basic materials and be ready to draw.
Please click on ENROLLMENT on the main menu above for information regarding the Academy's Refund Policy and Class Makeup Policy.