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2D Animation and Effects

Updated: Dec. 2, 2016

2D Digital Animation Camp

Program Limited to 12 students

Number of openings left: 12

Registration Form

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 Toon Boom Software, 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.

Date: July 17- 21, 2017 (1 week)


$550: Commuters (includes buffet lunch)

$900: 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 $100 is required to reserve/ hold your spot.

Schedule:  Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 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. There will be screenings 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.

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Registration Form

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

Also Available

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

Please include Animation Workshop in the subject line.


Or earn a college degree:
B.A. in animation and visual effects