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

    Title: Summer Course in Animation for Beginners

    Language: English

    Credits: none

    Duration of the program: 1 week

    Next program: The next summer courses will be taking place in July 2021. More information about dates, content and application will be announced here in the beginning of 2021.

    Application deadline: None – but the course has limited seats so please apply early in order to secure a seat. Please note: Applications will be available at the beginning of January, 2021.

    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, meals and accommodation in a simple, shared dorm (read more under “Housing”). However, for former students of The Drawing Academy’s semester course TDA Classical, the price is only DKK 3.200. 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 with the software TV-Paint.

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

    Arrival: Monday, July 6, 1 pm

    Departure: Sunday, July 12, 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

    Due to COVID19 the summer courses in 2020 are canceled. The next summer courses will be in July 2021. Please look into the new courses this Fall in animation, comic creation and classical drawing which were organized instead of the summer courses.

    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
    Applications open at the beginning of January 2021.

  • Teachers

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

  • Housing

    Accommodation in a simple dorm in or near the school or in your own tent is included in the course fee. The dorms are class rooms turned into sleeping quarters for that week, and you will sleep on the floor next to other participants. The camp site for tents will be right outside the school, so that you can use the toilets etc. in the school. 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-breakfast places etc. offering affordable accommodation 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