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Opera inspired animations: Central St Martins and ENO

ENO has an ongoing collaboration with Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design (University of the Arts, London). The Autumn Term module for 2nd year MA Character Animation students is inspired by the ENO season, with students creating short animation films in response to operas on our stage.

MA Character Animation (2nd year) students work on an Autumn Term module inspired by the ENO season.

Students are given a brief to undertake individual research into the music, stories, characters and ideas of three ENO productions and to choose one opera to respond to.  Film ideas are selected through a competitive pitch and the selected films are made by the students working in groups over the remaining 8 weeks of term.

The module aims to expose animation students to opera as an art form, both as stimulus for their own creative work and to reveal career opportunities in the industry. It also provides students with the experience of working to a brief provided by an external client, the opportunity to work in a team, and have their work critiqued by professionals outside CSM.

You can see all of the final films inspired by ENO’s 17/18, 16/17 and 15/16 seasons here >