katie daniels

katie daniels

Producer, Aardman Academy, Aardman Animations

  • Location: Bristol
  • Career stage: Experienced

The Aardman Academy was established in 2013 to nurture and encourage new talent and to help meet the growing demand for animators in the UK. The flagship intensive 12 week Certificate in Character Animation course launched in partnership with the National Film and Television School and Creative Skillset. Drawing on Aardman’s connections and relationships in the wider industry, the course provides students with valuable insight, experience and industry connections, and our talented alumni have gone on to win awards and work at some of the most prestigious productions companies in the UK and throughout Europe.

 In addition to the Character Animation course, the Aardman Academy team work with universities to develop bespoke enhancement short courses and masterclasses for students and lecturers. All courses take place at our studios based in Bristol, and are led by highly experienced animation professionals.

The Aardman Academy is incredibly important to the studio co-founders who are committed to supporting and nurturing creativity.