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? AniMissions might be your next step…
AniMissions is a 24-week training/production program. The course is registered with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) University of the Nations (course codes pending), as both a fully credited school and as seminars with the University of the Nations Extension Studies. AniMissions provides a learning environment where students will not only learn state-of-the-art computer animation skills, but will join a team that produces an indigenous, evangelistic, animated short film for one of the world’s unreached people groups. Participation in this program means you won’t just learn, but you will do as well.
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
AniMissions I: June 6 to August 28, 2021
AniMissions II: September 5 to November 27, 2021
UofN ES Seminars
AniMissions 1: June 6 to July 17, 2021
AniMissions 2: July 18 to August 28, 2021
AniMissions 3: September 5 to October 16, 2021
AniMissions 4: October 17 to November 27, 2021
Note: Each AniMissions school/seminar is a prerequisite for the ones following. It is highly recommended that you participate in all of them for the best learning experience.
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 AniMissions application deadline for the 2021 program is April 15, 2021.
A YWAM Discipleship Training School is not required for AniMissions as registered with the UofN Extension Studies. However, DTS is required to receive the 24 FLW credits toward a UofN degree.
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 mentor or DTS leader).
AniMissions is offered as a bilingual school in English and Mandarin Chinese.
Questions about AniMissions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.