Summer Course in Animation


Summer Course in Animation

The Drawing Academy

Spend a week of your summer holiday immersed in animation at one of Europe’s best and friendliest drawing and animation schools!

About Summer course in Animation for Beginners

  • Facts

    Titel: Summer Course in Animation for Beginners

    Language: English

    Credits: none

    Duration of the program: 1 week

    Dates: Monday July 8th – Sunday July 14th 2019

    Application deadline None – but the course has limited seats so please apply early in order to secure a seat

    Place: The course takes place at The Animation Workshop/VIA University College, Kasernevej 5, 8800 Viborg, Denmark

    Fee EU/Non EU Citizens: The price for a summer course is DKK 3.700, or app. € 480, including teaching, materials, and meals. However, for former students of The Drawing Academy’s semester course TDA Classical, the price is only 3200 kr. Please write for more information about how to get the discount. 

  • Structure and content

    Structure and content
    This course is an introduction to animation production and is for anyone who wants to try their hands at animating. While doing exercises and small movie productions you will work through the entire process of making an animation film. We will go through everything from idea to the finished product and at the same time teach you the basic principles of animation. You will mostly be working in the software Tv-Paint.

    Time schedule
    You will receive a detailed time schedule shortly before the course starts.

    Arrival: Monday July 8, 1 pm

    Departure: Sunday July 14, 1 pm

    Except for the first and the second day, there will be six hours of teaching every day. Additionally, most days there will optional activities in the evenings and afternoons.

    Participants who need to stay one day longer before or after the course are asked to email Maria Skov Pedersen på

  • How to apply

    Admission criteria
    The summer course is open for everyone who turned 16. Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a grown-up or have friends or relatives in Viborg or surroundings, where he/she can be accommodated.

    How to apply
    Click the link below and follow the instructions on the VIA website. If there are problems with the payment, it may help to try in another browser. When the course is payed, your seat is reserved since it follows the first-come-first-serve principle. If the course is full and you want to be registered on the waiting list, please email  Maria Skov Pedersen on

    Apply here

  • Teachers

    All teachers in the summer course are either a teacher, alumni or student of The Animation Workshop and have a solid teaching experience.

  • Housing

    Accommodation in a simple dorm near the school or in your own tent is included in the course fee. Please note that you will need to bring along your own sleeping bag, sleeping mat, tent etc. Of course you are welcome to make your own sleeping arrangements as well. Here is a list of some of the hostels, bed-and-breakfeast places etc. offering affordable accomodation in Viborg:




    Danhostel Viborg

  • Contact

    Maria Skov Pedersen is a teacher and coordinator at The Drawing Academy and Professional Training

    Maria Skov Pedersen

    Coordinator and teacher at The Drawing Academy and Professional Training

    T: +45 87 55 49 44