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Stop Motion Animation – an Introduction

  • Ages: 18+
  • Term: Autumn
  • Length: 12 weeks


On this brand new 12-week course you’ll delve into the fascinating world of stop motion animation and learn how to create stunning animated content.

To book your place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for short course updates.

What you need to know

Autumn term 2024

Wednesday 23 October – 11 December 2024 (8 Wednesdays, 18.00-21.00)

Saturday 11, 18 January 2025 (2 Saturdays 09.00-16.00)


Suitable for adults aged 18+.


Beginners or anyone with some experience who want to refresh or develop their skills further.

Experience or qualifications required

None – this is an introductory course. We have no formal academic entry requirements for our short courses.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or 01202 363222.


Any additional costs

You'll need to provide some basic study equipment. This'll incur an additional cost if you need to purchase it for the course. See the 'What to bring to class' section below for full details.

Additional materials and resources will be provided by AUB and is included in your course fee.

  • Notebook and pens/pencils to take notes
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About this course

On this fun introductory 12-week course, you’ll delve into the world of stop motion animation and learn how to develop characters, storylines, and transform 2D creations into engaging 3D animated productions. It’s perfect for anyone with an interest in animation and is aimed at complete beginners – no experience of animation, drawing or digital knowhow required!

This highly practical course focuses on storytelling through stop-motion animation. You’ll have the opportunity to explore innovative and original ways of creating and constructing character and narrative. You’ll be introduced to industry-standard animation equipment, software, and stop motion techniques, and build a comprehensive understanding of theoretical and practical animation processes.

Throughout the course you’ll focus on the importance of sound and movement, where you’ll be challenged to reinterpret and invent your own short, animated film. There’ll be elements of collaborative group work, as well as time to explore animation independently, to reflect the many roles involved in the animation process in industry.

The course draws upon the vast working knowledge and experience of your tutor, Tereza Tzelepaki, who has practiced and taught animation for several years. Supported with presentations and demonstrations from your tutor, you’ll be guided through each stage in an easy-to-understand fashion, meaning you’ll quickly gain the confidence to express your ideas to generate your own animated film.

  • History and types of animation
  • 12 principles of animation
  • Idea generation and creating a storyboard
  • Stop motion techniques
  • 2D Character design, turn around poses 360°, scanners and printers
  • Introduction to Adobe Premier Pro
  • Working in 2D domains and transforming work to 3D format
  • Building characters and environments
  • Exploring and using cameras, tripods, and rostrums
  • Shooting
  • Video editing
  • Incorporating sound effects
  • Poster making and screening

At the end of the course you'll:

  • Possess improved artistic skills
  • Have a sound understanding of the history of animation including its various types, styles, and methods
  • Enhance your creative thought making processes in developing characters and storyboarding
  • Have developed stop-motion capture techniques
  • Be able to edit videos and incorporate sound
  • Have experienced creating both 2D and 3D animated productions
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Feel encouraged to learn new ways of working with industry standard software
  • Be able to tackle a brief and create interesting solutions 
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • Leave with a sketchbook of experimental and finished works in a variety of mediums
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your achievements, providing you've a 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm your name and the title of course you've completed

Will I be assessed?

No, there is no formal assessment. You’ll group share your work at the end of each session with the intention to support, inspire and encourage each other’s learning. 

As the course progresses your tutor will measure your overall performance and offer essential guidance and feedback so you know how you're getting on.

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Tereza Tzelepaki

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