I run an online 3D animation school that focuses your attention on the finer details of realistic motion in creatures of any kind including human. You will be studying live action in detail, looking at creature poses and behaviour.
The aim of our 6 month online course is for the student to design and complete at least one animated sequence. They cover all the techniques during the making of this first sequence. Most students like to start and finish a second, it really depends on how much time you want to dedicate.
The course is structured in a way that is similar to how a shot would be developed by a VFX studio. All the exercises contribute towards the making of the sequence.
Some students send nothing for crit for a month, but then work more intensely at other periods, basically it really is up to you how frequently you want to hand in assignments.
So you can see, the course is specifically designed to have the flexibility that allows you to factor in a full-time job and study at the same time.
The course is aimed at those who want to hone and develop their skills but can also be taught to anyone wishing to learn from scratch.