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Summer Program in Animation

Updated: June 26, 2014

Digital Animation Camp

July 28 to Aug. 1, 2014


Program Limited to 12 students
Number of openings left:  0

Summer Animation Camp for High School Students

Open to High School Students: Grades 9 through 12 or Recent Graduates Looking for at College Options 

Students must be at least 16 years of age to live on campus in a residence hall.



Also see B.A. in animation and visual effects program


ani_three What is Digital Animation?

Have you ever watched The Simpsons, Family Guy, Speed Racer, Bugs Bunny, and Avatar The Last Air Bender. Well, these are just a few examples of digital animation. 

Spend a week learning the skills required to breathe life into the characters and stories that exist in your imagination.

This intensive five-day workshop explores the art of illustration, animation and the creation of worlds for the characters you imagine. Using Adobe Creative Suite, students will develop characters, learn the concepts and techniques of animation, and watch the world of their imaginations come to life. 

Who's Eligible:  Students entering grades 9-12 or current graduates 


$495 - Commuters (includes buffet lunch)

$845 - *Resident Students, Room, board and tuition (includes three meals per day).

*Students must be at least 16 years of age to live on campus.

A non-refundable deposit of $75 is required to reserve/ hold your spot.


Schedule:  Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Lunch break will be from Noon to 1 p.m.

Each day will consist of intensive hands-on work in computer labs.  Students will work in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and After Effects.  There will be screening of animated works throughout the week.

Day 1 - Principles of animation, screening of animation, intro to character development, and movement.

Day 2 - Creating the character for animation and rigging the character for movement.

Day 3 - Animating the character.

Day 4 - Creating the character's world, designing backgrounds and special effects.

Day 5 - Bringing characters and backgrounds together and finalizing the animation.




For more information contact us at: 412-392-3456 or mshahen@pointpark.edu 

Please include Animation Workshop in the subject line.

Registration Form

Also Available Week 1:  

Participation Agreement  (All registered students will need to complete the participation agreement.)

 Closed: Traditional Animation Workshop, July 21- 25