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3D Animation Summer School

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animated figure

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, two weeks

Indicative maximum class size: 12

This course is aimed at people wishing to be animators of the future. It combines an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of 3D animation with information about today’s animation industry.

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Course Dates

10th July 2017 – 21st July 2017

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Course Description

Following an introduction to the history of 3D animation you will 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.

What will you gain?

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

You will 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.

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

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

"This course was to help me decide whether or not I was going to follow animation at uni. I fell in love with the subject, and will pursue it at NTU." (SN, Summer 2016)

"A big thanks to Charlotte. The course was a brilliant blend of theory, practice and technique. Complicated software was broken down with panache!" (DH, Summer 2016)

Not from Nottingham? Find out more about summer accommodation on our doorstep.

Any questions?

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

Looking for credit?

This course is for professionals, graduates and students. If you're an international student the course is part of the NTU Global Summer School and can offer 10 NTU credits (5 ECTS). If you wish to gain this credit and transcript please complete the application form on the global summer school webpage: www.ntu.ac.uk/globalsummer. Applying for credit is not compulsory.