Sasha Dorogov’s Animation School opened it’s doors in May 2012, and since then they still maintain their status of one of the most successful and acclaimed private schools.
Before the school was created Sasha Dorogov trained industry professionals on the courses that was curated by the studios themselves. Among them were Vizart Animation, Toonbox, BIGIM, animation projects “Frog heaven” and “Sapsan”.
Yet word of mouth can make wonders, and after some time we got enough students to create an independent school. With the help of talented people we managed to have a successful start, and now they still help us — by continuing their animation education.
Since 2012 we were having on-site classes only. It was pretty convenient for students from Moscow, but was pretty limiting in terms of reach: students from other cities or countries simply couldn’t study. That is why we went fully online in 2015: now we are able to reach students not only from our country, but from the whole world.
The most important feature of this school is the learning course itself: it was created by Sasha during his many years of teaching practice in Soviet Union, United States and Russia. It consists of unique exercises and lessons developed specially to cover every need of modern animation student.
The main goal of the school is preparation of professional animators. At the end of the studies every graduate receives Diploma of Sasha Dorogov’s Animation School, and for each three completed assignments — Certificates of course completion.
Our students regularly participate in animation festivals in Russia and over the world. They were invited to numerous professional screenings and received many prestigious awards. But probably the most important benefit is this: even those students, who didn’t actually finish the studies, are already working for such studios as Disney Animation.