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Puppet Schools & Work

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by MrBloogarFoobly, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    I'm currently going to school in New York at The New School, studying film. There are no puppet classes here, and I would really like to take some. When I was a little kid, I did stuff at the Eugene O'Neil in Connecticut, with the Puppetry Conference, but I've never really had the chance to pursue it further. I'd love to learn more about puppet building and animatronics.

    My questions to you experienced Puppet People:

    1) What are some good puppetry schools or classes?

    2) Is there a benefit to studying puppetry in school, vs on your own time?

    3) Are you more likely to find work post-school because of puppetry classes?

    Thanks!
  2. TheCreatureWork

    TheCreatureWork Active Member

    I suggest (If you are in New York) doing Michael Earl's Puppet course. He is the real deal and comes highly recommended. You can find his courses at the following web address:
    http://www.puppetschool.com/
    LinkiePie<3 likes this.
  3. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

  4. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    UNIMA in the US has a list of puppetry schools around the world on their website.
    The University of Conneticut offers a four year bachelor of puppetry (That's right, nothing but puppetry) and is one of the only institutions that offers such a high degree of training. The site lists both short and long term courses.

    http://www.unima-usa.org/scholarships/schools.html
  5. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm tempted to apply to Uconn! But the debt I'm in from just one year at The New School makes me hesitant. :p
  6. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    I was a student at Puppet School in New York last December, and last April. Michael Earl gave me the best potential ever. Hope to come back soon. ^^ :)

    Here's the link to their website-- you'll learn a lot there!

    http://www.puppetschool.com/index.html


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