Welcome to TICE Animation

    The animation industry is incredibly broad and encompasses so many different creative skills. As an animator or someone who works in the animation industry, you might have a very technical role, or you might have a more craft-based skill set perhaps doing something like model making or prop building. As the variety of platforms and channels for entertainment increases so does the drive for content which is animated. Animation is used for all different kinds of things from games to adverts to huge blockbuster films and as technology advances, there are new avenues opened for animators, for example, virtual reality entertainment.

    TICE animation looks at all these different aspects of the animation industry. Exploring areas such as character design, storyboarding, sampling computer software to create animated content such as short film, animated gifs, moving image for video games, motion graphics and special effects and much more. It will look in-depth at how and why animation can be used to tell a story or send a message.

    Mentored by - Chloe Rodham

    I feel that TICE has had a huge impact regarding to my confidence and career options, I feel that during the TICE programme it has allowed me to branch out of my comfort zone and communicate with others more easily, it has also opened my eyes to more career options allowing me to develop my skills in animation opening up opportunities for me to pursue a career in animation.

    Jessica, Year 9

    TICE Programme, Animation Student, Boldon School

    How to access TICE Animation

    TICE Animation is available through our various workshops and programmes. Full and half day workshops for primary schools, Taster workshops for secondary and the option of the full TICE programme. In addition, access to industry written project briefs for nationwide and international schools.


    Half and full day workshops available for all primary key stages.


    Focused on an introduction to a sector within the creative, design or digital industries.


    Our national award-winning programme designed in 3 stages to enable industry exploration.


    A subscription based platform for schools internationally to access industry-led project briefs.

    I feel like TICE has made a greatly positive impact on my confidence as I would have never thought I would be able to participate in such a big thing like TICE. I have never been the most confident person but I feel TICE has improved it by encouraging me to do the best I can in every area and opening loads of doors for me and my future that have made me feel a lot better about my future decisions and career. TICE has greatly motivated me throughout the whole process as they always kept me going and never stopped reminding me of resilience because I’ve learned that I need to work hard to achieve the best in life and by doing so in TICE, I am a lot more motivated to pursing more projects like TICE that could help towards my future and my career.

    Katherine, Year 9 Student

    TICE Programme, Animation Student, Churchill Community College

    Animation Workshops

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