Storyboard

Are you a junior animation professional looking for a way to specialise in storyboarding? Then this course is what you need! Build up your portfolio and a set of skills that will significantly improve your chances of getting hired as a storyboard artist on TV series, animated feature films and VFX live-action films.

Type and duration

Professional Training Course, 12 weeks

Study start and end date

4th of September to 24th of November

Course fee

EU citizens: DKK 28,800 (approx. EUR 3,870 ), Non-EU citizens:  DKK 51,000 (approx. EUR 6,860 )

Application deadline

2 July

ECTS

30

What you will learn

This intensive 12-week Professional Training course gives you the opportunity to refine and expand your working knowledge of storyboarding for 2D and 3D animation, animated TV series and live-action films.

The Professional Training Course Storyboard is an intensive, hands-on course designed to prepare you for a career in storyboarding. During the course, you will get the opportunity to refine and expand your working knowledge of storyboarding for 3D and 2D animation, animated television, and live action film under guidance of highly experienced industry professionals.

The course also contains an introduction to relevant related subjects such as screen writing, cinematography and drawing. Additionally, through the contact with the lecturers you will get valuable inside information from the industry that will help you when applying for jobs later.

What you get

  • An intensive course developed with input from industry professionals
  • Lecturers are all active professionals brought in from animation studios around the world specifically for this course. Therefore instructors have updated and production-tested knowledge
  • Hands-on teaching and practice every day from morning to afternoon
  • Software: Toon Boom Storyboard PRO
  • Didactic material and art materials
  • Professional network with the other participants and guest lecturers – as well as the rest of The Animation Workshop/VIA University College (TAW)
  • Advice and resources for further training and employment possibilities
  • Access to all extracurricular activities at TAW

Lecturers

Chloé Nicolay
  • Chloé Nicolay

  • Storyboard Artist and Character Designer
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • Déclaration des Droits de l'Enfant Illustrée
    • The Gorillaz Art Book
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  • Jakob Worre Foged

  • Graduated from The Animation Workshop 2007
    • Has the last 10 years worked as a storyboard artist
    • Ninjago, Star Wars Lego Freemakers and Watership Down.
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Corentin Monnier
  • Corentin Monnier

  • Graduated from The Animation Workshop in 2016
    • Storyboard Artist
    • Tv-series: Lego Elves etc.
    • Short films: Toon Blast Animated Short & Something I Said
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Eva Figueroa
  • Eva Figueroa

  • Storyboard Artist and 2D Animator based in London.
    • Animation clean up artist, 2D key artist and eventually animation director
    • The Amazing World of Gumball
    • Elliott from Earth
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Jessica Laurent
  • Jessica Laurent

  • Filmmaker and Mentor/Teacher.
    • Graduated from ASF, TAW and Estienne College
    • Currently developing her next short movie "SIBLINGS" in France
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Christian Kuntz
  • Christian Kuntz

  • Storyboard Artist, Character Designer, Animator Director
    • Participated in are The Ole Lund Kirkegaard-trilogy
    • The Children's World
    • First film as a director, Mops & Ollie
See more from Christian

Ready to apply?

Who can apply?

Applicants must have solid drawing skills and either have finished at least two years of study on Bachelor's degree level or have some working experience with animation, film or similar.

How to apply?

In order to apply, you need to upload a CV, documentation for your BA studies if relevant, a motivational letter and a portfolio to our application system. The portfolio should represent you as a visual storyteller. It is important that we see a demonstration of your drawing skills, especially animation related, such as character designs. We are also interested in seeing animations, if you have any. Your portfolio can either be a PDF document or a website or similar showing your artwork. (If your portfolio is a website, you need to copy a link to a document and upload that.) 

Where to apply?

Please apply electronically through our application system.
The link below will take you to the application form. In case of problems with the application system, please write MARP@via.dk for assistance.

After the deadline

We will review the applications. Shortly after, you will receive an e-mail with information with the result of your application. In case you were accepted, you will be asked to confirm your seat as soon as possible. Please make sure to also check your spam folder for e-mails from VIA.

Need more information?

  • We can provide housing options and help create contact to housing providers.

    You will be offered a specific accommodation option by the housing organiser shortly after you have been accepted into the course. Rooms offered are typically located in the dormitory Camp Logos, which is right next to The Animation Workshop. Please note that TAW cannot guarantee that you get the specific room type you have requested. In some cases, we just have to accept what is currently available from the housing organisation. Prices range between 3-500 EUR (2200-3500 DKK) per month.

    Practical information

    All rooms in Camp Logos are furnished with a bed, bedside table, bedside lamp, room divider, desk, chair and kitchenette. Please note that there are no kitchen utensils for the kitchenette in the room, but you can buy utensils at second hand shops in Viborg. The school will provide a duvet and pillow, so you will only need to bring bed sheets and towels. There is also a shared kitchen and common area at your disposal. If you have any questions in relation to housing during your course, please contact taw.housing@via.dk

    As a PRO course participant, you pay a reduced deposit of 5,000 DKK (instead of 10,000 DKK).

    You are also welcome to join our Facebook Housing group to team up with other students looking for roommates and new tenants for the apartments, they are vacating.

  • The tuition fee is 28,800 DKK (approx. 3,870 EUR) for EU-citizens and 51,000 DKK (approx. 6,860 EUR) for non-EU citizens.

    The Animation Workshop/VIA University College (TAW) reserves the right to cancel the course should there not be enough participants.

    Please note that you will be asked to pay the fee upfront before the course starts.

    Unfortunately we cannot offer scholarships.

    Materials

    All students are required to bring a computer and a drawing tablet/Cintiq that will run Storyboard PRO from ToonBoom, which is included in the course fee.

Student statements

TAW storyboard course has been a great learning experience, the teachers are professionals with different ways of seeing storyboards
Carlotta Maiello
I always keep the notebook from the course next to me, so that I can always go and search for help and inspiration anytime I need
Serena Scipioni

Contact

Maria Skov Pedersen
  • Maria Skov Pedersen

  • Coordinator and Lecturer at the Talent and Skills Department
  • T: +45 87 55 49 44