Animation Arts

Year Group: Years 11 & 12
Date: 11th - 14th July
Location: UCA Rochester
Res/Non-res: Residential
Cost: Free

Computer generated imagery is everywhere; in film, in games, on television, on tablets, on phones.  Animated movies routinely top the global box office. The demand for original CGI content is inexhaustible. The technology behind CGI is complex and powerful, but technology alone isn’t the secret to producing entertaining and memorable computer animation. 

To be a successful CG artist, you need a wide range of skills and experience, including traditional life-drawing, digital painting and character design techniques.  You need to understand and apply the principles of animation and you need to understand how a character might think, feel and move.  This short course at UCA Rochester, delivered by the teaching team from BA Hons Computer Animation Arts will give you the opportunity to experience the fundamentals of animation and acquire the nuts and bolts of the CG Artist’s toolkit.

Entry Criteria

This free Summer School is supported by the Kent and Medway Collaborative Outreach Programme (KaMCOP), as part of the National Collaborative Outreach Project (NCOP). Allocation will be based on your personal statement, where we would like to see an evident passion for the subject and an interest in studying a creative subject at a higher level. Priority will be given to anyone who lives within a KaMCOP target ward or attends a KaMCOP target school/college.

The KaMCOP target schools are listed below:

Astor College, Brockhill Park Performing Arts College, Brompton Academy, Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School, Cornwallis Academy, Dane Court Grammar School, Dartford Science & Technology College, Dover Christ Church Academy, Dover Grammar School For Boys, Dover Grammar School For Girls, Fulston Manor School, Greenacre School, Hartsdown Academy, Highsted Grammar School, Highworth Grammar School, Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre, New Line Learning Academy, Northfleet School For Girls, Northfleet Technology College, Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey, Orchards Academy, Pent Valley Technology College, Rainham School For Girls, Saint George's Church Of England School, St Edmund's Catholic School, St George's Church Of England Foundation School, St John's Catholic Comprehensive School, Strood Academy, Thamesview School, The Abbey School, The Charles Dickens School, The Ebbsfleet Academy, The Folkestone Academy, The Folkestone School For Girls, The Harvey Grammar School, The Holmesdale School, The John Wallis Church Of England Academy, The Leigh Academy, The Marsh Academy, The North School, The Norton Knatchbull School, The Robert Napier School, The Royal Harbour Academy, The Sittingbourne Community College, The Victory Academy, Towers School and Sixth Form Centre, Valley Park School, Walderslade Girls' School, Westlands School and Wilmington Academy.

Please note the deadline for applications has been extended. All applications should be submitted before midnight on Sunday 25 June.

N.B. A non-residential option is available for this Summer School. If you would only like to attend during the day, please include this in your personal statement on the application form.

Priority will be given to the year groups specified but we encourage applications from all year groups. 


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