Storyboarding (10 weeks)

Escape Studios
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Professional Training
10 weeks
905 GBP
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Storyboarding (10 weeks)

Every good artist tells a story... learn about the initial conceptual process required to create a feature.

This online evening course provides an introduction to the art and craft of storyboarding, the initial conceptual process required before any feature can be created, in a virtual classroom setting. It’s relevant for anyone who wants to learn storyboarding, whether for live action, animation, commercials, or your own private projects. See below for the online course requirements.

The course is designed and delivered by industry professionals, including the very talented Francesca Adams. Francesca is a storyboard artist at Blue Zoo, one of London's leading animation houses. There will also be a live industry brief to give our students experience of what an industry storyboard test is actually like.

To provide additional support and practice there will also be a 6 week period of online mentoring, in which students can polish their skills in a virtual classroom and receive ongoing feedback and support.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On completion of the course you will achieve an Escape Studios Certificate of Achievement, a well-respected qualification within the industry.

Training Course Content

Part One - Introduction to Storyboarding

  • Week 1 - General Introduction to Storyboarding: Introductory Exercises. Creativity, ideas and inspiration for stories. Gesture drawing, fast sketches, and research.
  • Week 2 and 3 - Creating images which tell a story: Single images that tell a story. Gag drawings. Situations and character-driven ideas.
  • Week 4 and 5 - Standard industry storyboarding process: Script, beat boards, story reel and animatic. Movie structure analysis. Camera and Layout. Reverse-storyboarding a pantomime sequence.
  • Week 6 - Character Design and Art Direction: Introduction to principles of design and visual development.

Part Two - Storyboarding Technique

  • Week 7 - Structuring a Scene: How to break down script pages. Progression and punctuation in a sequence. Staging.
  • Week 8 - The Performance: Story beats, narrative structure, pacing, cinematography.
  • Week 9 - The Animatic: How to edit, cut and time storyboards in Premiere, to create a storyboard animatic. Music, sound effects, voice over and dialogue.
  • Week 10 - The Pitch: How to pitch your storyboards. Acting, performance and delivery.

Part Three - Online Mentoring

Online mentoring will continue for a further 6 weeks. Students will be set a series of projects for delivery, using a VLE as an online virtual classroom. Tutors will provide online mentoring and individual bespoke video feedback.

Course delivery details

Mode of study: Part time (Wednesday Evening: 7pm - 10pm, plus additional 8 weeks of online mentoring)

Why choose Escape Studios

In 2020 over 80% of VFX, 100% of Animation and over 80% of their Game Art undergraduate students have had their student projects nominated for awards.

36 Escapees (alumni) worked on No Time to Die, 47 worked on Avengers: Endgame, and 24 worked on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

In 2021, they hosted over 70 mock interviews with the likes of MPC, DNEG, Aardman, Blue Zoo and Creative Assembly.


Tuition fees: £905

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Escape Studios

Escape Studios offers undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics. Whether you are looking to take your first step into the Creative industries, develop your professional skills or give you that much...

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190 High Holborn
WC1V 7BH London

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