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Portfolio Preparation for Animation Production

This 3-week course is perfect for students aged 15+ who are looking for an unparalleled insight into the world of animation and production design.

To book your place today, simply click 'book now' to be taken to AUB's secure online store where you can complete your booking.

About this course

You’ll develop your observational and design skills through exercises in sketch, cinematic storytelling, storyboarding, scriptwriting and idea pitching, as well as through the exploration of hand-drawn techniques, and cut out and stop motion. This all leads to the production of your very own animated short film.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with industry-standard equipment in our dedicated animation studios, including professional standard armatures and light boxes.

Plus, you’ll be guided by our expert tutors through the application and use of post-production software to give you an understanding of editing techniques and creative post-production processes.

Through a series of workshops, seminars and practical sessions you'll be introduced to the 12 principles of animation in theory and practice, explore the fundamentals of animation through 2D animation exercises, and learn traditional and contemporary techniques.

Course highlights include:

  • 12 principles of animation
  • Narrative and storyboarding
  • Drawing techniques and development
  • Scriptwriting and storyboarding
  • Cut out techniques
  • Stop motion puppets
  • Pixilation
  • Traditional 2D animation
  • Layout and background
  • Creative postproduction editing
  • Film screening and critique

Your course tutors will offer guidance and support you with your creative applications, as well as feedback on your artwork and offer advice for your future creative studies.

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official Summer Course Certificate detailing course contents and study hours.

Course dates

Full-time 3-week course: 25 July-12 August 2022

Course fees

When you book this course today you have the opportunity to experience life as a university student by opting for the residential package, which aims to give our Summer students a taste of life as a full-time #AUBMAKER.

Course fee: £1,995

Course fee including optional residential package: £3,495

Plus, you can secure your place on the course today with just a £795 deposit!

Residential package

Residential package includes:

  • Half-board catering – breakfast and lunch
  • Single study bedroom with private en-suite bathroom in AUB Halls of Residence
  • Halls of Residence Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour on-site security staff and live-in AUB residential staff – help is available 24/7
  • Social activities
  • Optional airport taxi transfer

Take a look at AUB’s Halls of Residence, just click on the Campus Halls option.

If you wish to include accommodation and/or a taxi transfer from the airport in your Summer Course booking, simply select the residential option when you book your place.

All course materials and resources are included in the course fee including your sketchbook and A3 portfolio folder.

You’ll be taught in state-of-the-art industry-standard art and design studios and digital suites, with access to AUB’s library and online resources.

Plus, you’ll leave the course with a physical A3 art portfolio and digital portfolio containing your work for interview submission or future development.

During your course we will arrange for you to attend a talk with our friendly team here at AUB where you’ll have all your burning questions about how to progress to study full-time at AUB answered.

Whilst studying your Summer Course you're guaranteed to receive a pre-application interview and portfolio review for the course(s) of your choice. If you're made an offer to continue your studies at AUB we'll handle your application, so you don’t have to, therefore completely removing the stress of applying to university!

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All you need to know about studying your Summer Course with AUB

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Why choose a Summer Course?

We're a first-choice provider of residential and online courses for students wishing to engage in a creative course experience

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Residential packages for Summer Courses

Experience life as an AUB student by booking a residential package as part of your Summer Course. Stay in AUB's halls of residence.

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Entry requirements for Summer Courses

Entry requirements for Summer Courses, including English Language requirements

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Continuing your studies with AUB after a Summer Course

Continue studying at AUB after you've completed a Summer Course. Progress onto a full-time Foundation or BA (Hons) Degree course.

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How to book your Summer Course and payment options

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Summer Courses FAQs

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Booking terms and conditions

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