Schedule

SEMESTER 24.5 - September 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Animation Academy has discontinued onsite classes. We're migrating our program online and will expand upon what we currently do on Skype with our Distance Learning format. You don't have to be in Burbank to gain from our lessons. You're welcome to contact us if you're interesting in educationally creating online.

Best way to communicate is by calling 818-848-6590. If you get voicemail please leave a message. We rely on voicemail as we are often overwhelmed with robocalls and telemarketers. Your call will be promptly returned.

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THE ANIMATION ACADEMY is a vocational training program and character based concept studio. We help artists develop professional skills as they apply to animation and related fields as well as personal creative projects. Our classes are offered year round and we accept new students each month for our sessions in Burbank.

DISTANCE LEARNING in CHARACTER DESIGN 1 is available through Skype. Flexible scheduling and one on one instruction. Master Class training. Each session is 90 minutes in length. There are 4 scheduled weekly sessions. Fee is $495 for New Students. Contact the Academy if you'd like to enroll.

CHARACTER DESIGN 1 ONLINE - Each session is one hour in length. There are 4 scheduled weekly sessions. Fee is $495 for New Students.

For enrollment inquiries contact us at 818-848-6590 or email the Academy.

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BURBANK CAMPUS

ONSITE CLASS SESSIONS POSTPONED

Last Onsite Sessions...

Semester 23.2a - ( Completed May 18 2020 )

Semester 23.2 - ( Completed April 21 2020 )

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ALL CLASS SESSIONS ARE ONLINE ONLY

NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT - $495 - Our program begins with CHARACTER DESIGN 1 - MASTERCLASS

Four weekly sessions with the option of continuing on a monthly basis upon approval.

CHARACTER DESIGN I - Entry Class

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Advanced Classes - CHARACTER DESIGN II* - BG DESIGN - VISUAL DEVELOPMENT* - STORY SKETCH** - CHARACTER ANIMATION*

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* 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.

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. In certain instances we consider the enrollment of students younger than 16. In some situations involving distant learning we would ask to meet with the prospective student on Skype prior to enrollment.

All prospective students should have samples of their work ready for review. A link to an online presentation / website or blog / is preferred. Otherwise a few email attachments are acceptable. Drawings from imagination are preferred.

ONSITE CLASSES POSTPONED

Class fee must be paid in full for confirmation of enrollment.

ONLINE SESSIONS ONLY

The lead instructor / director 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 Character Design I. Class fee reflects price for enrollment in one class conducted once per week for the duration of the term of the class. In certain instances a student may enroll in more than one class per term.

Upon completion of Character Design 1 students may continue with a choice of courses including Character Design II, Visual Development, Background Design, StorySketch / Storyboarding and Character Animation depending upon prerequisites. 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. Our classes are workshop based and our students make great progress with their art.

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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 term 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 the first session.

Come to the first session of class with basic materials and be ready to draw.

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Please click on ENROLLMENT on the main menu above for information regarding the Academy's Refund Policy and Class Makeup Policy.