United Kingdom, Nottingham

3D Animation Summer School

when 7 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1470

Are you an animator of the future?

This course will combine an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of 3D character animation with information about today’s animation industry.

You will work on top-of-the-range equipment including high end workstations with Nvidia Quadro graphics cards and Wacom Cintiq HD Touch tablets and use TVPaint to create a simple storyboard.

You will also learn how to add sound and music to an animation and how to direct your character for the screen.

Following an introduction to the history of 3D animation you’ll be set a project to develop an animated character and accompanying narrative.

Your time will be split between working in the animation studio on your project, and hearing from guest speakers or visiting places of interest that inspire professional animators.

After studying this course, you should be able to combine new idea generation and research skills with your knowledge of Maya software and understand the different types of jobs available to you in the animation, gaming and visual effects industries.

You will gain an understanding of what a company like Pixar looks for in a CV and have the confidence to present yourself and your showreel to potential employers.

Course leader

Charlotte Hunt works in the animation department at Nottingham Trent University.

Target group

This course is ideal if you are new to animation and are considering future studies or looking to enhance your CV and portfolio.

Course aim

You'll combine new idea generation and research skills with your knowledge of Maya software so that, by the end of the two weeks, you'll have a character to present to your fellow students.


You'll also have:

an understanding of the different types of jobs available to you in the animation, gaming and visual effects industries
knowledge of what a company like Pixar looks for in a CV
the confidence to present yourself and your showreel to potential employers.

Credits info

5 EC
This course provides 10 credits (5 ECTS).

Fee info

GBP 1470: The fee includes tuition, materials and accommodation on campus.