Course F.A.Q.

Course F.A.Q.2019-11-25T14:39:21+00:00

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“Developing Young Minds Through The Art of Animation®”

Founded by Disney Animators THE ONLY ANIMATION ACADEMY FOR CHILDREN

NOW ENROLLING WINTER 2024

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Online Courses

Ages 8-Adult

September 9

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In-Studio Courses

Ages 8-17

September 16

WINTER In-Studio & Online

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Ages 8-17

January 13th – March 16th

10 Week Course

FUN + LEARNING FOR AGES 8 & UP!

Online Courses for Adults!

How much do the different types of courses cost?2022-10-18T15:37:54+00:00

VIRTUAL COURSES

Cost for one (1) course that meets once a week for (10) ten weeks is a total of $1275 per course for PRIVATE VIRTUAL (one on one) Each and every course has the same pricing, so any course you choose you pay the same amount. There is also a per course enrollment fee of $25 included. There are two payment options :

MONTHLY TUITION – Initial Payment of $475 due upon enrollment. Every 1st of the month on a credit card kept on file at equal payments of $400 (2) two times for VIRTUAL PRIVATE. Total $1275.

FULL PAYMENT TUITION– Full Credit Card payment of $ 1275 per course PRIVATE VIRTUAL COURSE

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS

ALL VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS ARE PREPAID AND BOOKED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. TOTAL COST FOR ONE WEEK SUMMER CAMP IS $475.00 PLUS A $25 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE ONCE BOOKING IS MADE, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CHANGES ALLOWED. PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR DATES ARE AVAILABLE BEFORE BOOKING A SUMMER CAMP. STUDENT MAY HAVE TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE FROM ADOBE OR OBTAIN FREE 7 DAY FREE TRIAL. IF TAKING MAYA 3D ANIMATION, STUDENT NEEDS TO OBTAIN SOFTWARE LICENSE.

ORLANDO SUMMER CAMPS

ALL SUMMER CAMPS ARE PREPAID AND BOOKED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. TOTAL COST FOR ONE WEEK SUMMER CAMP IS $475.00 (SUPPLIES INCLUDED) PLUS A $25 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE ONCE BOOKING IS MADE, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR SCHEDULING CHANGES ALLOWED. PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR DATES ARE AVAILABLE BEFORE BOOKING A SUMMER CAMP.

I really want to take a course, but it already started. Can I still enroll?2019-11-25T14:18:10+00:00

Yes, we accept late enrollments and we will pro-rate your tuition. After two classes have passed, you will then have to enroll next time when the course is offered.

Do you offer “make up” classes?2019-11-25T14:19:50+00:00

We do not offer “make up” classes. Our instructors are scheduled specifically to have class at the time scheduled. We cannot accommodate because we have working Animation professionals who have other schedules and having a “make class” conflicts with their schedules.

Do you offer degrees like a college?2019-11-25T14:20:24+00:00

We are a private vocational school, so we do not offer degrees. We can provide a certificate of completion from professionals who have worked in the Animation Industry. By definition, Vocational schools, sometimes referred to as career schools, provide practical training with few unrelated academic course requirements. The education offered at vocational schools allows children and adults to focus on the skills to enter a particular industry, with the option of not taking unrelated general education courses required for an associate degree at a community college. Vocational schools also provide technology training or retraining for workers in their current occupations.

Do you also instruct Adults?2019-11-25T14:20:58+00:00

Yes, we do all levels are welcomed.

Do you offer Multiple Student Discounts?2022-10-18T15:35:29+00:00

Yes, you can take ($75.00) off your entire booking with a second child/adult enrollment. Please USE PROMO CODE: Multiple

Do you offer scholarships for children?2019-11-25T14:22:17+00:00

We do not directly.

How long is the course?2019-11-25T14:22:40+00:00

Each course is 10 weeks.

Do you work with Autistic Adult Students?2019-11-25T14:23:23+00:00

We have a Training Program specifically for Adults (18+) diagnosed as High Functioning on the Autistic Spectrum.

Digital Arts for Autism – Building Pathways for the Future

In Tampa & Orlando

www.digitalartsforautism.org

Are there any additional fees?2022-10-18T15:38:15+00:00

There is a $25.00 supply and administrative fee charged per course.

Should I take a specific order of courses?2022-10-18T15:36:41+00:00

Are you planning to specialize in digital or traditional animation? See Course Recommendations. Or you can come into our studio for an assessment and studio tour, see link – https://eliteanimationacademy.com/assessment/

Do you help with portfolio development?2019-11-25T14:26:27+00:00

We do help with portfolio development. We are proud of the fact that we have assisted several students with acceptance into major Art Schools such as SCAD and UCF.

Do I need to bring any supplies?2019-11-25T15:11:24+00:00

No all the supplies are provided that is why we charge you a supply fee to help off-set those costs.

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Contact Info

3107 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, Florida 32804

Phone: 1.407.459.7959

Kimberly Zuzak
Kimberly Zuzak
16:30 14 Jan 23
We started coming to Elite Animation Academy the fall of 2022. My child... first took the 2D Animation Course with Joe and loved it! She was motivated to go every Saturday morning - which speaks volumes. She has now added a drawing class which is helping her with the foundations of drawing and she has shown steady improvement in developing her skills. The third class that she is taking is with Thomas Thorspecken, who has an amazing way of working with kids and has a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience. She was so inspired and excited about learning more on one and two point perspective drawings after the first class. We are so glad to be a part of Elite Animation Academy!read more
Javier Velez
Javier Velez
18:36 12 Nov 22
The best in its class! Truly professional treat for your kids. My... daughter love it. She took two courses this year 22, planning to continue next spring.read more
John Peter
John Peter
23:56 25 Oct 22
My daughter went to their Summer Camp two years ago. After she finished,... even that she already was doing all kind of designs and effects on her phone, after she finished the camp, she was very interested in the art. She just graduated high school and started her first semester at Valencia College to earn an Associate degree in Graphic Design and looking for a bachelor's in Film production. It all started with going to a Summer Camp at Elite Animation Academy. Thank you all for showing her her future career.read more
Hans Alce
Hans Alce
13:14 14 Aug 22
My daughter liked the classes during summer break. She attended video... editing and foundational drawing.read more
Aimie Bissonnette
Aimie Bissonnette
20:47 06 Jul 22
A wonderful place to learn from amazing teachers! I have been going for... the last 3 years having taken 4 classes, and I have learned so much and have improved my art through the guidance of all teachers at Elite Academy! They are amazing teachers who are always willing to help students follow their artistic dreams! I definitely recommend for everyone. Especially young artists!!!read more
Matthew Pearl
Matthew Pearl
20:16 10 Jun 22
My 10 year old son Graham just finished a wonderful 1 week in person... session (2D animation with Joe) and every step of the way was a pleasure, starting with Todd via phone and email helping me understand the best options for my son and continuing through a week of wonderful instruction balancing being patient and challenging my son. Though we live hours away, we will look forward to staying in touch with the school and hopefully continuing with some combination of virtual and in person opportunities over time.read more
Emily Pickle
Emily Pickle
20:08 10 Jun 22
This was one of the best weeks of camp we've ever experienced. The... instructors are professional, warm, welcoming & knowledgeable. Our sometimes shy teen really enjoyed the week at Elite Animation. Thanks for a great week!read more
amy gutman-enright
amy gutman-enright
12:48 23 Feb 22
Amazing online instruction! We stumbled upon Elite Academy looking for... virtual courses for our 12 year old who wants to be a professional animator. After corresponding with the owner Todd, we knew we had found the right place. Enrollment was easy, and the pricing was superb - ten 2 hour one-on-one sessions was incredibly reasonable compared to even a single weekend course elsewhere.My son's instructor Joe has an amazing resume, and found his "interaction groove" right away. We were worried that kiddo would not be able to focus for the entire 2 hours weekly, but the sounds of laughter and excitement coming from the computer room weekly show that we were wrong! Kiddo cannot wait to show us what he learned in each session, and on animation class days, he gets up with a smile and races home from school.We have been so impressed that we enrolled him in multiple summer camp weeks. Helping support your child's passion with the right people is wonderful and we are grateful to Todd, Joe and the Elite Animation Academy for helping start him on this career path.read more
Dena Spratt
Dena Spratt
19:43 13 Oct 21
My Daughter is a senior in Highschool and is applying to Art Institutions... to pursue her higher education in Animation. She has taken two online courses and has had such a wonderful experience. Both her instructors were professional and extremely knowledge about their crafts. She has learned so much from her classes. Her current instructor (Tony Santos) is helping compile her Art Portfolio for her college submissions and wrote a letter of recommendations on her behalf. I have NEVER been more satisfied in an institution, and I am both impressed and thankful for their support, professionalism, and personable approach toward my Daughters future!read more
Tanya Feddern-Bekcan
Tanya Feddern-Bekcan
23:55 13 Aug 21
I highly recommend Elite Animation Academy. My 13-year-old daughter plans... to be an animator and manga artist and will spend hours a day at home, practicing drawing techniques on sketchbook and tablet. We are so glad to have found Elite Animation Academy. The Director, Todd West, and his instructors are professional and knowledgeable. She attended the Character Design and the Anime/Manga week-long summer courses taught by Brandon Burghard. The price is quite fair for the hours of instruction alone, not including that the instructors are working professionals in the field she plans to enter. She is looking forward to taking the 2D and 3D animation courses next. If you live out of town, it’s worth the drive—traffic was no problem from Saint Augustine to Orlando and back.read more
Nancy Moeller
Nancy Moeller
17:15 09 Jul 21
Our two 15-year-old grandchildren wanted to take the 2D Animation course. ... Both kids have talent in this area. We chose the one-week summer camp program and we have been extremely happy with the school, Todd (co-founder), the instructor, and what the kids learned. The entire experience has been very professional and high quality. Two thumbs up! Definitely recommend!read more
Miguel Torres
Miguel Torres
20:12 11 Jun 21
I recommend this place 100 percent. My daughter loved the summer week... camp. So organized and professional. She will be back.read more
Susan Glow
Susan Glow
15:12 09 Feb 21
We highly recommend the courses offered by Elite Animation Academy - we... have taken both in person and online courses with their school. The classes are well-run, entertaining, and offer great insight to the art and animation world. And, the instructors are experienced, knowledgeable, and inspiring. Very professional school with excellent communication from the instructors and management. We will continue to take course with Elite Animation Academy!read more
Angela Magac
Angela Magac
17:08 12 Oct 19
My daughter absolutely LOVES Elite Animation Academy!! She has taken... several courses here and her art skills have improved exponentially. The teachers are AMAZING and they nurture your child's love of art in all aspects. I highly recommend Elite Animation Academy to cultivate your budding artists creativity and skill set.read more
Sharon Bonet
Sharon Bonet
16:25 22 Jul 19
My daughter loves this school, she has attended multiple summer camps and... taken several classes. The staff is amazing, professional, and extremely patient. I highly recommend it!read more
Nina Khan
Nina Khan
18:31 10 Jun 19
Always a great experience at Elite Animation Academy! Teachers and staff... are fantastic!read more
Angie Robinson
Angie Robinson
18:38 05 Jun 19
My son had a great experience here! Teachers and staff were very welcoming... and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend!read more
H Tracy
H Tracy
21:30 10 Nov 18
This place is awesome! I learned so much from Woody- he’s an amazing... artist. Can’t wait to take the next class. By the way I’m 40 years old and if I can learn a lot here- anyone can :) Come and have fun with us. Thanks Elite- you guys are the best.read more
Edward Ho
Edward Ho
06:16 05 Jul 17
This was the best camp we enrolled my daughter in for this Summer (2017)! ... She had a lot of fun and enhanced more of her creative talent for drawing and illustrating. Todd, the director of Elite Animation and all his wonderful staff made her experience enjoyable and fun. She really thrived in learning more of what she loves to do! Thank you for such an awesome time and making a part of her Summer a fantastic learning experience. We'll definitely be back! :)read more
Joyce Bennett
Joyce Bennett
20:53 26 Nov 14
Mr. West and his staff are impeccable at their work, ethics & above all... EXTREMELY Knowledgeably professional with all avenues of animation. My son is High Functioning Autistic and fell in love with the school, staff, curriculum set before him. This will be my sons career and I can not express the love and attention that Mr. West and all the teachers take a vital & intimate roll in each students curriculum. The staff and director allowed me to work with them and share my sons needs and then set an outstanding portfolio/curriculum for him to excel. I can not thank The West's and the staff for the steady hand and compassionate heart they have for their craft and these students. The ratio is perfect, learning environment is superior. We're currently working online as we're 650 miles away. Except for winter and summer where we travel and relocate. However, because of this phenomenal school we're seriously working towards living in Orlando. My sincere thank you to the West's and staff of Elite Animation. A special thank you to Mr. Jason. You make Reid's world every Saturday. read more
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