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AnimSchool 3D Animation Student Showcase

Animation has changed significantly in the last few decades. Part of the industry-wide shift from 2D to 3D animation means that more competitive and talented professionals are required to fulfill the needs of this growing trend. Students completing online programs, such as AnimSchool, gain the skills they need for a variety of creative employment options ranging from feature film to gaming and advertising.


AnimSchool is the premiere online school for learning 3D animation, modeling and rigging.

While comprehensive instruction used to require your physical presence in a classroom, modern technology has changed the need for this. Now, students can have access to top working professionals in the industry from anywhere in the world at almost any time.

AnimSchool Instructors

Who Is Behind AnimSchool?

Former Character Development Supervisor at Blue Sky Studios David Gallagher (Ice Age, Horton Hears a Who, Rio) founded AnimSchool 2010 to teach high-end animation, modeling and rigging with appealing characters to students all over the world. In addition to the full-time staff members, each term AnimSchool employs over 30 instructors from top studios, such as Blue Sky Studios, Dreamworks, Disney and Pixar to work with students to help them master the highest levels of animation skills.

How Does it Work?

Online 3D Animation School

There are two different programs offered at AnimSchool.

1. The 3D Character program track teaches students how to make characters by modeling the shapes and then adding structure to make them bend and move realistically.

2. The 3D Animation program track teaches students how to make characters move and act, using facial expressions and body movement to convey emotion and intent.

Each 21-month course of study (three prerequisite courses and four program courses) is designed to prepare you to be competitive in the 3D Animation job market. Not only will you gain the skills you need, you will also foster relationships with a range of established professionals in the 3D industry.

Why Online?

Online programs offer all the benefits of qualified one-on-one instruction without the hassle of moving to school’s physical location. Although online programs such as AnimSchool require the same study time commitment as a physical program, students can be more flexible as to when and where they attend and watch lectures. This is an ideal option for anyone with a current job or other time limitations. Classes are taught via web-conferencing with invaluable live interaction with experienced instructors. Teachers can show their screen to the students and likewise access theirs for help and individualized instruction.

The small class sizes are specifically designed to allow students to receive personal feedback and help from both instructors and peers. Students can use the AnimSchool website and join our exclusive Student and Instructor Facebook page to chat with classmates, get help with assignments or simply to browse the work of previous students. In addition to the regular classes in each course, students have access to live additional instruction in subjects such as art, storyboarding, and digital painting by industry-leading artists and designers. All recordings of every previous art3D Character Animation Appeal lecture are also available to the students at any time.

Because online programs don’t require a physical campus, extensive facilities and equipment, tuition is a fraction of the cost. In addition, AnimSchool offers discounts and income-based scholarships, monthly payment plans, and spreading the cost even more with the EasyPay payment program.

The instructors at AnimSchool are passionate about making appealing 3D characters come to life. This enthusiasm enriches the experience of every student involved in the program. Students are not only taught to specialize in their field, but also learn supporting skills to make them a competitive presence in the 3D workforce.

"Online reviews with some of the best animators in the world who really take the time to look at your work." –Mark B.

"Now I know how to make animation better, appealing. After AnimSchool, I feel empowered." –Carlos R.

"AnimSchool has allowed me to advance in a career that is filled with opportunities" –Carlos G.

"I’ve learned so much and I’m really happy I chose AnimSchool! It’s pretty cool that I get to work on characters I love...I’m thrilled that I get to model, rig and animate Donald Duck’s nephews for a Disney project." –Nanda D.

"Without knowing anything about Maya 2 ½ years ago and be able to do these sort of things today – makes me really proud!" –Martin S.

"I didn’t know crap about 3D animation before I got here, so it’s really cool! I have an animation job now." –Maikoe A.

"I finished school, got a job and was promoted to Animation Supervisor--all because of AnimSchool." –Dimitar B.

"I've learned a lot from all the professional animators at AnimSchool! Their stories about daily work in major studios and productions worldwide made the profession come alive for me." –Imelda A.

"I had done commercials and worked on TV for 5 years, but during my first class at AnimSchool I realized that I didn’t know how to animate yet! This was just so different!" –Daniel J.

"I am now comfortable with modeling, character creation and rigging in Maya. Before AnimSchool, I didn’t know how to rig anything." –Richitos M.

"Even though it’s an online school it feels like a whole community of people who I have never met before but became really good friends with...it’s simply the BEST!" –Dilen S.

"The instructors are among the best. They have been super kind with me - they not only taught me how to animate better, they also pushed me to become a good team member." –Carlos A.

"From class to class I could see a marked improvement in my work." –Maxim K.