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3D Animation and Character Creation

  • Level(s) of Study: Short course
  • Start Date(s): 18 July 2022
  • Duration: Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, two weeks
  • Study Mode(s): Short course
  • Campus: City Campus
  • Entry Requirements:
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Introduction:

This course is aimed at people wishing to be animators of the future.

It combines an introduction to the creative and technical aspects of 3D animation with information about today’s animation industry.


Following an introduction to the history of 3D animation, you'll be set a project to develop an animated character and accompanying narrative.

Your time will be split between working in the animation studio on your project, and hearing from guest speakers or visiting places of interest that inspire professional animators.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

Our standard booking terms and conditions apply.

Email us to find out how: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

What will you gain?

You'll combine new idea generation and research skills with your knowledge of Maya software so that, by the end of the two weeks, you'll have a character to present to your fellow students.

You'll also have:

  • an understanding of the different types of jobs available to you in the animation, gaming and visual effects industries
  • knowledge of what a company like Pixar looks for in a CV
  • the confidence to present yourself and your showreel to potential employers.

This course is ideal if you are new to animation and are considering future studies or looking to enhance your CV and portfolio.

In addition to these sessions on campus, there'll also be an online after-care session with your tutor and the group to discuss any technical questions you have.

Here's what our previous attendees said:

"Many thanks to Simone and her thoroughness and dedication - a brilliant course." CA

"Simone was a brilliant and very patient tutor." CH

"This course was to help me decide whether or not I was going to follow animation at uni. I fell in love with the subject, and will pursue it at NTU." SN

"A big thanks to Simone. The course was a brilliant blend of theory, practice and technique. Complicated software was broken down with panache!" DH

Tutor profile: Simone Hunt is a professional 3D animator and game artist.

Simone is currently a lecturer and tutor, as well as previously being the Senior Technician, in the animation department at Nottingham Trent University.

She has worked for over ten years making professional 3D animations and concept art in various forms.

Simone recently premiered a short film at 3D Animation for Professionals, delivered by The Animation Workshop in Denmark.

She has a true passion for 3D animation and provides her students with the best support possible.

Need accommodation?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Find out more at: www.ntu.ac.uk/summeraccommodation

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you’ll study

On this course, you will:

  • design a character for 3D animation
  • experiment with Maya animation software
  • work on top-of-the-range equipment including High end workstations with Nvidia Quadro graphics cards and Wacom Cintiq HD Touch tablets
  • use TVPaint to create a simple storyboard
  • add sound and music to an animation
  • learn about directing your character for the screen.

Campus and facilities

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No previous animation or drawing skills are required. You should know your way around a computer in terms of file saving and other basic functions.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No previous animation or drawing skills are required. You should know your way around a computer in terms of file saving and other basic functions.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £950

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £950

Payment is due at the time of booking.

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

18 - 29 July 2022

Browse our other short courses in animation.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

18 - 29 July 2022

Browse our other short courses in animation.