These courses will provide practical instruction in the entire writing process unique to the animation industry.
Type: Online Certificate (Watch a Sample Class)
Type: Online Certificate
Animation Pitch Bibles
Type: Online Certificate
Tuition for both
This course will provide practical instruction in the entire writing process unique to the animation industry. Step-by-step, students will learn to create premises, outlines, and final scripts in proper format; as well as prepare to develop original properties of their own. Included will be critical study of writing in the best shorts, features and TV episodes. Recommended text: “Animation Writing and Development: from Script Development to Pitch” by Jean Ann Wright, Focal Press, 2005 (available on Amazon).
- Award Winning Proprietary Online Campus
- Studio Setting (20% Theory, 80% Practice)
- Weekly Live Sessions (Synchronous)
- Access 24/7 to Online Campus (Asynchronous 24 hrs, 7 days a week)
- 15:1 Student Ratio
- 1:1 Personalized Critiques
Class Times, Assignments & Workload
- Classes are delivered Online
- 2 Weekly Live Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:15pm to 13:15pm (Pacific Time)
- Weekly Assignments
- Assignments Workload: 15 - 25 hours per week
- Weekly 1 on 1 personalized critiques
- Total hours of instruction: 24 hours
- Total hours of assignments: 180 - 300 hours
This course will provide practical instruction in the writing process unique to the animation industry. Students will learn to create premises, outline, and a final script in proper format. Required text: “Animation Writing and Development: from Script Development to Pitch” by Jean Ann Wright, Focal Press, 2005 (available on Amazon).
- Week 1: Introduction of instructor and students; review of syllabus. Brief review of animation genres, past and present. Assignment: Premises for "Road Runner" script.
- Week 2: Review of standard writing formats for outlines and scripts. Discussion of current TV series ("Phineas & Ferb," "Adventure Time"). Assignment: Proceed to "Road Runner" outline.
- Week 3: Reading and analysis of instructor's own "Johnny Bravo" script. Discussion of Reading and analysis of instructor's own "Johnny Bravo" script. Discussion of action/superhero genre ("Batman," "Avengers") and prime time TV series ("Simpsons," "Family Guy"). Assignment: Proceed to "Road Runner" script.
- Week 4: Discussion of current animation features (Pixar especially). Review and summary of the course. Assignment: Complete "Road Runner" script.
Animation Pitch Bibles
- Week 1:Introduction of instructor and students, review of syllabus. Explication of the development process: pitch, backstory, characters, settings, story premises. Assignment: Create original TV series proposal.
- Week 2: Review of various formats for TV bibles. Discussion of instructors' own work in development ("Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"). Discussion of characters and backstory. Assignment: Proceed to characters and back-story section of bible.
- Week 3: Analysis of the current market for animated TV series. Discussion of settings and story premises. Assignment: Proceed to settings and story premises section of bible.
- Week 4: Discussion of feature film development. Reading and analysis of instructor's own "The Looney DC Movie" proposal. Assignment: Complete bible.
Each week of the course contains screenwriting & scripts assignments, milestones and deadlines.
Who should attend this class?
In animation, as any other narrative medium, it all begins with the story. All professionals in the field should have a working understanding of that. Many also will have the ambition to write as a career, and eventually create projects of their own. So this truly is a class is for all.
Step-by-step, students will learn to create premises, outlines, and final scripts in proper format; as well as prepare to develop original properties of their own.
- Animation Writing Formats: Three (1) credits
- Animation TV Scripts: Three (1) credits
- Animation Pitch Bible: Three (1) credits
Credits of this course can be used towards our Diploma Programs within six months of application.
A Vancouver Animation School Certificate is a short term duration in a specialized training program. We are a studio and student centric school (20% theory 80% hands on). Students will graduate with a Certificate credential.
Jack Enyart has been an important writer of animation and comic books for over thirty years. He has done voiceovers, story editing and art direction as well. During his career he has worked for virtually every major animation studio in Hollywood, including Disney, Warners, Filmation, Marvel and Hanna Barbera. He developed and wrote for "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Scooby Doo," "Duck Tales," "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" and many other TV series. His comic book credits are equally extensive, including adaptations of "Roger Rabbit," "Aladdin," "Toy Story" and "Lion King" for Disney. For Warners he wrote more "Looney Tunes" stories than anyone in history. He has been a consultant for the "Pink Panther," "Dumb and Dumber" and "Johnny Bravo" animated shows, as well as many private clients. Animation Magazine has honored Jack Enyart by naming him one of the Top Animation Writers. He teaches and lectures at schools, libraries and museums. His CD of advice for artists,"Your Art Dream," is available at his website; and his series of interviews with artists, "Art with Enyart," can be seen on the internet.