United Kingdom, Nottingham

3D Animation Summer School

when 9 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee GBP 1335

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

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.

On this course you will:

design a character for 3D animation
experiment with Maya animation software
work on top-of-the-range equipment including High end workstations with Nvidia Quadro graphics cards and Wacom Cintiq HD Touch tablets
use TVPaint to create a simple storyboard
add sound and music to an animation
learn about directing your character for the screen.

Course leader

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

Target group

This course is aimed at animators of the future. It's 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 ECTS
This course provides 10 credits (5 ECTS).

Fee info

GBP 1335: The fee includes tuition, materials and accommodation on campus.