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Animation Online

Imagine. Create. Animate.

The Los Angeles Film School’s online animation degree equips you with the technical skills and creative freedom to thrive in the dynamic world of entertainment animation. Master the art of bringing your digital creations to life, from captivating characters to stunning visual effects, for film, TV, games, and beyond.

Why Choose Us?

  • Choose Your Focus: Specialize in Environment & Character Design, Visual Effects, or Character Animation.
  • Learn from Industry Experts: Explore the entire animation pipeline with a curriculum designed by experienced professionals.
  • Build Your Network: The Online Student Experience connects you to Hollywood from anywhere.

Master the Art of Animation

  • Animation & Rigging Fundamentals: Build a solid foundation in character movement and control.
  • Storytelling Through Images: Craft compelling narratives through powerful storyboarding techniques.
  • Bringing Your Vision to Life: Learn compositing and scene finishing to polish your animation projects.
  • Worlds & Characters: Design immersive game environments and create believable characters.
  • Visual Effects Magic: Master the art of creating realistic visual effects for film & games.

Your Animation TechKit®

Hardware to Unleash Your Vision:

  • MSI 17.3″ i9 Raider GE78HX Laptop: Experience blazing-fast performance for high-demand animation projects.
  • Wacom Cintiq 16 Display & Adjustable Stand: Draw and sketch directly on-screen with precision and comfort.
  • Pro Blade Transport SSD 4TB: Store and transfer massive files with ease.
  • Alienware Gaming Mouse & Logitech Headphones: Navigate and create seamlessly while immersed in your work.

Industry-Standard Software Suite:

  • Maxon One: Comprehensive 3D creation for modeling, rendering, and animation.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud: The ultimate creative toolkit for illustration, video editing, and visual effects.
  • Nuke: Advanced compositing for professional cinematic results.
  • MS Office: Essential for project management and presentations.

Specialized Tools to Elevate Your Workflow:

  • ArtStation Pro: Discover inspiration and professional networking.
  • SynthEyes: Camera tracking for smooth integration of 3D elements.
  • Marvelous Designer: Design realistic clothing and fabrics for characters.
  • Houdini: Procedural FX and world-building for stunning visual effects.
  • SketchFab: Share your 3D models and explore a vast creative community.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We understand that higher education is an investment, and we’re committed to helping you navigate your options. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify, and can include federal and private student loans, military benefits, grants and scholarships. Our dedicated Financial Aid team can help guide you through the process.

Alumni Success

Wondering where a degree from The Los Angeles Film School can take you?

At The Los Angeles Film School, our committed Career Development team doesn’t just guide you, they champion you. From resume writing and interview prep to internships and industry connections, we’re with you every step of the way, helping you navigate the exciting and challenging path to success.

Did you know? Oscar®-winning sound designer Phillip Bladh started his journey right here. Join our legacy of alumni who have worked on Oscar®-winning films, GRAMMY®-nominated albums, and multi-platinum records.

Ready to take that first step? Fill out the form and discover more about our career support, the incredible success stories of our alumni, and how your journey in the entertainment industry starts right here.

Classes start soon, so fill in the form to begin your journey!