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Animation is one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the world. It comes in many forms and styles which can leave a student interested in learning it a little overwhelmed and confused. Stop Motion University is here to help. Through online courses our certificate program and private instruction from some amazing industry professionals out school allows a access to knowledge and skills only found in the professional animation environment.

Our world class animation courses can be taken by anyone anywhere in the world! We do not restrict you from learning and by offering low cost instruction we intend to allow those who have difficulty affording high price classes an opportunity to learn from real industry people.

Stop Motion Universities mission is to spread the art form of animation throughout the world and make it accessible to everyone willing to learn the skills necessary to make their own productions. All you would need is a camera and computer and you are pretty much ready to start animating.

So why “Stop Motion”? Well, to begin with stop motion animation is unique in that it can use every art form known to man. Stop motion animation is specifically a camera technique designed 100 years ago to give motion to objects that are lifeless. Yet in todays animation world stop motion uses CGI, 2D, model building, puppetry, production design, and pretty much every technique you would see in a live action production. The practical application of many techniques can cross into other production environments which makes Stop Motion University vastly different in terms of an animation school than the others out there.

We want you to learn and be able to do it anywhere at anytime without you throwing money away. Come learn with us and be part of our family.

An Industry That Believes in Us

Our online courses are built in partnership with industry leaders and are relevant to animation industries
needs. Upon completing a Online course, you’ll receive a verified completion certificate
recognized by animation industry leaders.
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Popular Courses

Learn Dragonframe Course
Learn Dragonframe Course

COURSE: This course covers the worlds leading stop motion and animation software Dragonframe. In this course you will explore the various layouts, uses, techniques and technical information necessary to master the software from beginning to end. Find out why this software is so popular and why it is the number one choice by studios suchRead more

Intermediate Stop Motion Puppet Making (T2b)
Intermediate Stop Motion Puppet Making (T2b)

Class in Session. Come Join us for Live Lectures on Saturdays or Learn on your own.  In this class students will learn how to sculpt, mold, and cast with the intention of building a stop motion puppet. Many of these skills can be used to produce not just stop motion puppets but also props andRead more

Animation Boot Camp (Winter 2020)
Animation Boot Camp (Winter 2020)

    Stop Motion University is offering Animation Boot Camp (Winter 2020) for those individuals interested in learning Stop Motion Animation.  What is this course? This course is a 4 class live session online that equals a total of 8 hours of instruction. Each class is held on every Saturday in January 2020 and willRead more

3D Printing for Stop Motion Course
3D Printing for Stop Motion Course

    Starts NOW!!! 3D printing has become popular as a method for producing all sorts of props, puppets, and molds for many stop motion feature and television productions. So what’s all the hype? For one thing the use of a 3D printer gives you the unparalleled advantage of producing visually stunning and unique itemsRead more

Visual Effects for Stop Motion Course
Visual Effects for Stop Motion Course

    Starts NOW!!! Stop Motion Animation is one of the most popular forms of animation in the world. So it is no secret that there is a lot that goes into a stop motion animation production. Visual Effects can easily be one of the hardest things to understand when producing stop motion animation. WhatRead more

Animation Producing Essentials – T3a Course
Animation Producing Essentials – T3a Course

    Summer Session Starts the Week of July 13th 2020.  The Animation Producing Essentials Course (T3a – Certificate) takes the student from the beginning to the end of production and addresses the many fascited elements that make up an animated production (Focuses is diverse and can be applied to Stop Motion, 2D, and CGIRead more

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