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

9th of September to 29th of November, 2024

Course fee

EU citizens: DKK 31.500 (approx. EUR 4.225 ), Non-EU citizens:  DKK 53.400 (approx. EUR 7.164 )

Application deadline

Application is extended until September 1



What you will learn

The Storyboard course 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, both animated tv-series and features, under guidance of highly experienced industry professionals. You will work from scripts but also try your hands on board-driven storyboarding, preparing you for different types of potential work situations that a storyboarder should be prepared for. Towards the end of the course, you will collect all your best work in a portfolio, so that you are ready to apply for jobs right after the course.

The course also contains an introduction to relevant related subjects such as screen writing, cinematography, drawing and pitching, and you will learn how to work in Storyboard PRO, for which you will get a license for the duration of the course. 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

Open Education

The Storyboard course is an Open Education programme, part of the Bachelor in Graphic Storytelling at The Animation Workshop, VIA University College (TAW). Open Education is a wide range of educational programmes in Denmark offered to adults who wish to undergo further training. It is open to anybody who has successfully passed our admission criteria. 

The Professional Training Course Storyboard combines the programme elements ”Sequential Storytelling 1” (20 ECTS), ”Portfolio and Career Planning 1” (5 ECTS) and “Pitching” (5 ECTS) from the BA in Graphic Storytelling into a semester course of 30 ECTS credits. At the end of the course, each module will be examined.


  • Mireia Serra

  • Storyboader
    • Worked in storyboards for more than 20 years, mostly for TV series
    • Angry Birds
    • Puffin Rock
    • Octonauts
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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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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
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Kayvon Darabi-Fard, Senior Story Artist
  • Kayvon Darabi-Fard

  • Senior Story Artist
    • Storyboarding, Pitching, Writing, Plussing and Voice Acting/ Dialogue Performance
    • Story Artist experience with Aardman, Cartoon Saloon / Netflix, Daily Madness / Cartoon Network, Studio Meala, & more.
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Federico Chericoni
  • Federico Chericoni

  • Storyboard Supervisor and -Artist
    • 15 years of experience
    • Storyboard Supervisor for Cartoon Saloon, Apple, and Hasbro
    • Storyboard artist on 'My Father's Dragon' for Cartoon Saloon/Netflix
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  • Christian Gamst Miller-Harris

  • Scriptwriter
    • BA in Film and Drama from the University of Reading
    • MA in Film Science from University of Copenhagen
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Ready to apply?

Who can apply?

Applicants must have solid drawing skills, preferably in the area of animation. Many of our applicants have studied animation, but applicants with other visual art backgrounds are also welcome.

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?

Follow the link below to reach the application form.

The application deadline is extended until September 1.

Apply here

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 with housing providers.

    You will be offered a specific accommodation option by the housing organizer 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 organization.

    Prices range between 400-700 EUR (3.000-5.000 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. You can choose to purchase a duvet and pillow through VIA, 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

    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.

  • 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.

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

  • The course is designed for physically present participants, and we strongly encourage physical presence, since physically present participants will get more out of the course.

    However, participants who are unable to attend physically may participate online. The teacher will strive to include online participants as much as possible in both lectures and assignments, but the online experience will not be quite the same as the experience of taking the course physically.

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


Maria Skov Pedersen
  • Maria Skov Pedersen

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