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Animation for 15 - 17 Year Olds (Summer School)

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Animation summer school 2016

Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00, one week

This course will provide you with an introduction to digital animation using Adobe Animate CC and Wacom Cintiq tablets.

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Course Dates

30th July 2018 – 3rd August 2018

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Course Description

On this course you will:

  • learn the fundamentals of animation including timing and spacing
  • create animated ball bounces and walk cycles
  • study the movement of balloons and other objects
  • create character turnarounds
  • build your own short animation that demonstrates a personal approach.

You can have little or no previous animation knowledge to attend and still achieve great results.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the Adobe software and its capabilities, and you will have produced a series of short projects that demonstrate your new skills in making crazy animated characters.

“It was amazing” A (Summer 2015)

"I enjoyed being able to use professional hardware and software, and the chance to bond with others on the course." ET (Summer 2016)

"Had a great time - really enjoyed it." NN (Summer 2016)

Tutor profile: Teagan Ball has taught animation at degree level for many years. Along with being a self-employed animator and short animated film director, she is currently working within the industry creating animations and graphics for online games and mobile media. She is a qualified tutor and brings her knowledge of current trends in the animation industry to her short courses.

Not from Nottingham? Find out more about accommodation on our campus for 16 and 17 year olds.

Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award? This course can count as your DofE gold award residential.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813