The American Animation Institute was founded in 1980 by The Animation Guild and Affiliated Optical Electronic and Graphic Arts, Local 839 IATSE, to further the art of animation through observation, demonstration, training and application. As the demand for computer skills increases, the need for basic artistic and technical skills is ongoing..

To help fill the demand for trained talent, theAmerican Animation Institute offers a wide range of classes in various art disciplines. Unlike many universities and graduate art programs, AAI offers professional instruction in the fundamentals of drawing, composition, animation, storytelling and computer programs. Our goal is to provide a reasonably-priced education in the craft of animation, with classes taught by industry veterans who can offer “real-world” training geared to current industry conditions and demands.

In addition to classes for industry professionals, AAI offers introductory and intermediate classes for persons without previous professional experience who are seeking their first jobs in the animation business.

All of the Institute’s classes are offered at the Animation Guild headquarters building at 1105 N. Hollywood Way in Burbank, California. Our facilities include lecture rooms, an animation work room equipped with lightboards and facilities for photographing and viewing pencil tests, and a fullyequipped studio classroom for art classes.

[via The American Animation Institute]


School Info
Program(s): Courses, Workshops
Instructor(s): Various
Tuition: $90 – $350
Financial Aid:


Contact Info
55 Waverly Dr., #101
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 818.845.7000


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