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Join our 9-week online course and experience creating a story the Pixar way. You'll go behind the scenes at Pixar and meet world-class storytellers.

Next Class Starts: October 3

  • A 9-week online course
  • Livestream with Pixar Storytellers
  • Create your storyreel
  • Follow the Pixar process
  • Receive peer feedback
  • Showcase your work in our final exhibition

What you get:

"This was the equivalent of getting an Ivy League degree in storytelling."

Cassilia A

"I'm not kidding this is among the most value-rich courses I've EVER taken. It's amazing."

Kim H

"The Monday livestreams with Pixar were terrific. It was so exciting to see user work showcased. I learned a ton and then some."

Jenna D

What students are saying:

How it works:

Each week, you work on your storyreel following the Pixar process:
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8/9
CONCEPT
ACT 1
CHARACTER
ACT 2
ART
ACT 3
OUTLINE
EDITING
Monday: 1-hour YouTube livestream with Pixar storytellers, 5pm PT/8pm ET
Tuesday - Thursday: Work independently with weekly content & community
Friday - Sunday: Upload your work-in-progress to the weekly gallery
Next Monday: Give and receive feedback on peers' work in the weekly gallery

"Teaching the Story Xperiential Program has been one of, if not the most fulfilling experiences of the school year" - Sidney B

"This was the equivalent of getting a Ivy League degree in storytelling" - Cassilia A

How you can register:

Next Class Starts: October 3, 2022

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Groups & Educators

  • ​Register multiple Youth or Adult participants

Youth ages 13-18

$25

  • Same incredible program for Adults, tailored for Youth

18+ Adults

  • 9-week online course
  • Create & exhibit your storyreel
  • Weekly livestreams with Pixar
  • Weekly peer feedback
  • Online exhibition & awards
  • Work individually or in a team

$250

Derek Thompson...

...has worked professionally for nearly 30 years in a variety of disciplines: storyboarding, visual development & creature design.

Men in Black, The Mummy, Unbreakable, 13 Ghosts, Star Wars: Episode III, Wall-E, Brave, John Carter, The Good Dinosaur, Toy Story that Time Forgot, Incredibles 2, and Pixar's latest release Lightyear.

Chris Siemasko...

...is currently a Story Artist at Pixar Animation Studios.

Queer Duck, Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age 3 & 4, Epic, Rio & Rio 2, Peanuts, I Am Big Bird, Ferdinand and the upcoming Scrat Tales.

Esteban Bravo...

...co-created the animated short In a Heartbeat as part of his thesis film along with Beth David. Since graduating in 2017, he's worked professionally as a Story Artist, first at Blue Sky Studios and now at Pixar Animation Studios.

In a Heartbeat, An animated music video for Freddie Mercury’s Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow

Margaret Spencer...

began her career in story at Pixar in 2019, in the internship program.

Turning Red, Lightyear, and she is currently working on an unannounced Pixar project.

Hannah Roman...

...is relatively new to Pixar, joining the studio's story team in April 2021. Her thesis film earned a nomination for the Student Academy Award her graduating year.

Ferdinand, Spies in Disguise, the unreleased Nimona, Lightyear.

Christian Roman...

...has been a Story Artist at Pixar Animation Studios since 2007

Toy Story 3 & 4, Cars 3, Onward, and Luca along with almost every Cars and Toy Story short and special, Christian storyboarded on The Simpsons and The Simpsons Movie, helped develop and direct Disney’s Fillmore! and Jake Long: American Dragon.

Jeff Pidgeon...

...is an animator, screenwriter, storyboard artist, and voice actor,

Mighty Mouse, The New Adventures, The Simpsons, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc. and WALL-E. He has voiced a number of Pixar characters including the Aliens from the Toy Story films and Bile in Monsters, Inc.

Connie He...

...Connie He is currently a Story Artist on an upcoming film at Pixar Animation Studios. Connie's graduation film Watermelon: A Cautionary Tale has won 33 international film awards.

Watermelon: A Cautionary Tale, Love, Death & Robot, now working on a new Pixar film coming out in 2024

Join Monday livestreams with different Pixar storytellers.

Watch the Video on how it works (2:10):