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: Week of 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."
"I'm not kidding this is among the most value-rich courses I've EVER taken. It's amazing."
"The Monday livestreams with Pixar were terrific. It was so exciting to see user work showcased. I learned a ton and then some."
What students are saying:
How it works:
Each week, you work on your storyreel following the Pixar process:
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
Same incredible program for Adults, tailored for Youth
9-week online course
Create & exhibit your storyreel
Weekly livestreams with Pixar
Weekly peer feedback
Online exhibition & awards
Work individually or in a team
...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.
...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.
...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
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.
...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.
...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.
...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 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