Summer School «3D Animation World»

Summer School «3D Animation World»

From its inception in the early 20th century animation fascinated its followers with the fact that it created an opportunity to express their story without restriction. Animation allows you to implement any idea and express your emotions without limitations – it is only you and your idea.

Nowadays, this art is available to everyone. All it takes is only your willpower, because the technical possibilities are now more advanced than ever before.

3D Animation World is a specially designed summer school for those, who are swept away by the possibility to brighten up your drawn fantasies to life in 2D and 3D world! This Summer School is an introduction to the entire process of animation: drawing sessions, character design, cinematic storytelling, object animation, opportunity to work with editing, space, timing, cut-out and stop motion, interaction and 3D modelling programmes. It combines the creative and technical aspects of 2D and 3D animation with information about today’s animation industry.

3D Animation World will involve academic classes, practical group work, organization visits, cultural and leisure activities. The course aims to increase students’ knowledge of the entire process of animation and visual narrative and improve the participant’s practical skills and techniques.

The programme includes workshops and lectures in:

  • Animation History
  • Comparison of Animation Styles (Latvian and World Examples)
  • Fundamentals and Tips of Script Writing
  • Characters’ Creation
  • Creating a 3D animation in Blender
  • Creative Process with Recognized Professionals from the Field

Fees and other details:

  • Where? Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
  • When? 12.07.–30.07.2021.
  • How long? 3 weeks
  • Who? Participants must be enrolled in a degree programme and must have relevant computer and design skills
  • How much? 700 EUR (including lectures, practical classes, course materials, accommodation).
  • The OUTCOME: RTU certificate, 6 ECTS and practical experience
  • Complete the application form.
  • Scholarships. Student from the following countries can obtain Latvian government scholarships for the summer school. Scholarship covers accommodation, catering, lectures, workshops, excursions, field trips and cultural activities except travel, visa and insurance costs.

In case any questions regarding registration and organisation issues occur, contact:

Project Coordinator
Ms Elina Peina
+371 67089106

Project Coordinator
Mr Arturs Lusis
+371 67089036

Head of Unit
Ms Natalja Muracova
+371 29217056

Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Courses Unit
Riga Technical University
1 Kalku Street, Room 414, Riga
LV-1658, Latvia