Are you a full-time missionary who needs art and animation training to help your team reach their target people group? Or are you an artist who loves God and wants to use your talent to help fulfill his global purpose? Consider AniMissions as your next step…
AniMissions is an intensive training program that equips artists, missionaries and teams to use digital animation creation tools to create media that communicates the gospel cross-culturally. The program is currently available in two formats:
AniMissions School - A fully credited 24-week course registered with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) University of the Nations (course codes: CMC 267/268), which includes an animated short film project for an unreached people group. A YWAM Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a prerequisite for this course.
AniMissions Seminar - A 6-week course that is open to non-DTS graduates focused on training individuals and teams to produce animated short film projects. An optional internship will be offered following the course, where students can join our team in the production of an animated short film.
What is AniMissions?
Some of the topics covered in AniMissions:
Culture-Specific Media Strategy
Blender Grease Pencil
Character Modeling and Rigging
Texturing and Rendering
2D and 3D Animation
Upcoming AniMissions Schedule
October 24 to December 4, 2021
Part 1: June 5 to August 27, 2022
Part 2: September 4 to November 26, 2022
Meet the Instructors
If you would like to be trained to reach the unreached through animation and take part in the production of one of our animated films, fill out our online application now. The deadline for submission of the AniMissions Seminar application October 1, 2021.
For the 24-week AniMissions School, a YWAM Discipleship Training School is a required prerequisite, and students will receive the 24 FLW credits toward a UofN degree. For the 6-week AniMissions Seminar, a DTS is not required.
Students should have some prior experience using a computer, and some artistic ability. They should bring their own laptop (Apple Macintosh recommended, but not required). They should also be comfortable working closely on a team in a cross-cultural setting. You will need to submit one application and two reference forms (one from your pastor and one from a leader or mentor).
AniMissions is offered as a bilingual school in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Questions about AniMissions? Contact us at email@example.com.