Summer Course in Computer Graphic Arts for Beginners

Summer Course in Computer Graphic Arts for Beginners

The Drawing Academy

Spend a week of your summer holiday immersed i learning 3D at one of Europe’s best and friendliest drawing and animation schools!

About Summer Course in Computer Graphic Arts for Beginners

  • Facts

    Title: Summer Course in Computer Graphic Arts for Beginners

    Language: English

    Credits: none

    Duration of the program: 1 week

    Next program: July 4-9, 2022. The application form will be available here in January 2022.

    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, 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 introduces the foundation of 3D computer graphics for use in games and films. The students will get an understanding of modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering. The course is taught in Autodesk Maya, an industry standard that shares many similarities with Autodesk 3DSMAX and Blender.
    The course is especially designed for students, who has a beginner to intermediate level in 3D.

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

    Arrival: Monday, July 5, 1 pm

    Departure: Sunday, July 11, 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.

  • 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

    The course is first sign-first serve so you can sign up as long as there are open seats in the course. Your seat is secured as soon as you have paid for it. When the course is full, the sign-up link will disappear from the VIAPAY website that handles the applications. We keep a waiting list in case of cancellations, so please mail if you would like to get signed up on the waiting list. When signed up, you can cancel your seat and get a full refund of the course fee until two weeks before the course starts. You will hear from us around a month before the course starts so please keep an eye on your email account. We will among other things send you a questionnaire regarding practical issues around the course, which we need for our planning so it is important that you respond to it as fast as possible after receiving it.

  • 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