Summer Course in Animation


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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: Summer 2022. The exact dates and 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 and meals. Please read more about accommodation 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 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 be 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

    Anne Hoberg Overgaard

    Anne Hoberg Overgaard

    Anne Hoberg Overgaard holds a bachelor in Character Animation from The Animation Workshop/VIA University College. Since she graduated, she has been working as an animator and illustrator creating teaching materials for children, among other things.

  • Housing

    Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, we are not sure if we will be able to offer free accommodation in simple dorms in the school or tents on the lawn like previous years. We are optimistic that we will be able to offer some sort of free accommodation in the school at least for some participants, but we will have to wait for new restrictions. We will update the website with new information later. If you would like to book your own alternative accommodation already now, here are some links to various kinds of accommodation in Viborg




    Danhostel Viborg

    DCU Camping Viborg Sø

  • 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