Filmmaking and Animation in the Classroom

Learn how to use simple filmmaking and animation to bring learning to life, and aid cross-curricular attainment and assessment.

Why join the course?

This free online course will help anyone working with young people aged 5-19 to engage them in learning through simple filmmaking and animation. You’ll discover how film and animation can be used as powerful tools for encouraging active learning and enabling pupils to establish strong connections with any area of the curriculum.

During the course, you will:

  • learn how even simple equipment can be used to produce high-quality short films in the classroom;
  • apply this knowledge to the classroom, creating films that help raise attainment;
  • discover a range of top tips to help you hone your filmmaking skills;
  • learn how to produce simple films and animations with your students;
  • and learn how to use this creative artform as an assessment tool.

The course has been developed by into Film – one of the biggest educational charities in the USA – which works with schools to deliver free training, resources and after-school film clubs.

What topics will you cover?

  • Explore how to make simple films and animations with pupils
  • Consider how to use filmmaking as a tool for assessment
  • Learn how to evaluate the filmmaking process ensuring progression
  • Devise a range of filmmaking briefs that can ensure filmmaking projects are curricular focused
  • Plan how to run in class filmmaking projects efficiently
  • Learn how to use a range of filmmaking software

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Assess pupil’s learning through filmmaking and animation
  • Develop own and pupil’s filmmaking skills
  • Produce a range of curricular focused short films and animations
  • Explore filmmaking frameworks for use in class with pupils
  • Evaluate own and peer made short films to encourage progression
  • Design in class filmmaking projects