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Creative Video and VFX (12-15yrs)


This high-tech course is for aspiring video makers aged 12-15 who want to learn the techniques used by filmmakers, showrunners, and YouTubers, and put them into practice.

To book your young artist's place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for summer course updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

Your young artist will study with us for five full days and each day will include six hours' worth of teaching, with breaks for snacks and lunch.

There'll be a film screening on the Friday immediately following the final day of teaching, at 16.00.

Friends and family are invited to attend the screening so you can see what your young filmmaker has been up to.

2024 dates

Dates Monday-Friday Friday exhibition

19 – 23 August 2024



2025 dates

Dates Monday-Friday Friday exhibition

18 – 22 August 2025



Where does it take place?

Classes will take place on AUB's campus Monday – Friday.

Your young artist will be taught in AUB's industry-standard studios with access to professional resources.

Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for budding video makers and VFX enthusiasts aged 12-15 who are keen to try new things.

Your aspiring filmmaker doesn't need any previous experience; this course is suitable for complete beginners.

Above all else, we ask that our young designers have an enthusiasm for all things fashion and a willingness to learn!

Please note, parents/guardians should be prepared to sign a video consent form for the purpose of showcasing films at the Friday screening where friends and family are invited to attend.

Why should your young artist choose this course?

This course is ideal for young artists wishing to explore the world of film, television, and video making, including cutting-edge special effects.

Your young video maker will learn alongside up to 16 other like-minded children, make friends, and have fun along the way.

At the end of the course, your young filmmaker will leave with an increased confidence in their abilities, have a wealth of new skills that they can apply to their everyday life and beyond, and an excitement for future film or VFX studies.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources

What should your young artist bring to class?

  • Everything your mini-maker will need to take part in the course will be provided – no hidden costs!
  • Your artist will need to bring a packed lunch with them every day, along with any drinks and snacks
  • Comes prepared to get messy – classes will be practical and young artists will be getting stuck in each day
  • We discourage young artists from bringing valuables – e.g. phones and tablets – onto campus, as they'll be learning all around the campus and any valuables are therefore left in classrooms at the owners' risk

About this course

This high-tech and vibrant course is ideal for young artists that have a keen interest in filmmaking and visual effects (VFX), in both the world of film and television. They'll learn the techniques used by filmmakers, showrunners, video artists, and YouTubers, and put them into practice.

On this course, young and aspiring filmmakers will have the opportunity to explore the world of video production using professional equipment and the latest specialist VFX software. They'll become junior directors, actors, editors and much more in order to produce incredible short films.

Your young artist will be able to get to grips with production planning, shooting video, and editing incorporating visual effects. Budding filmmakers will have access to green screens and professional-standard Adobe software to let their imaginations run wild.

With instruction and guidance from artist and youth tutor, Jessica Tipper, students will enjoy course activities in a positive and nurturing environment, creating work that's unlike anything they'd do in school. Students will work in groups, taking turns filming and acting to produce their first masterpieces. The course will allow students to develop their confidence and social skills and get a feel for education in a university setting, whilst meeting the individual needs of all students to create an inclusive and supportive experience for each young person.

Each jam-packed day will offer your young artist exciting challenges, the chance to learn new skills, techniques, and a variety of environments to stimulate creativity and excitement. This course will propel students toward creating a completed short film in each group, which'll all be showcased at the end of the week.

Students interested in learning the techniques used by filmmakers, show runners, YouTubers and video artists will thrive on this course and gain skills and experiences that'll stick with them into their futures.

  • Experiment with using different cameras and setting up lighting equipment
  • Develop editing skills using Adobe Premier Pro
  • Experiment with cutting-edge software and specialist processes, including using green screens
  • Receive expert guidance from a practising specialist in digital art and video editing, where young artists will ‘learn by doing’
  • Insight into a wide range of lens-based professions
  • Have the opportunity to work in groups and develop social skills
  • Learn film and VFX foundations to continue developing and creating beyond this course

  • Have increased confidence and an enhanced skill set when it comes to planning, filming and editing their own short films and incorporating special effects
  • Feel inspired by the new skills they've learnt and from sharing ideas with new friends
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Have improved artistic abilities, skills and knowledge
  • Appreciate teamwork and team building ethics
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore their ideas
  • Have a completed short film that'll be premiered at the exhibition at the end of the course

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance.

After this course your young artist could:

  • Your young artist will study at a leading specialist university – so we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • Our tutor, Jessica Tipper, is an industry professional, so your young artist will learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for this course, so there's nothing holding your young artist back
  • They'll learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • Young artists will benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, plus use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash their creativity
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Meet your young artist's tutor

Jessica Tipper

Jessica Tipper

Jessica Tipper is an artist and teacher with a wide and varied practice that bridges the gap between digital and traditional art forms.

Creative Video and VFX makers in action

Your budding filmmakers and VFX creators will develop skills, methods, and specialist techniques to advance their film production understanding. They'll learn how to use different cameras and set up lighting equipment as well as how to professionally edit their films. At the end of the course, they'll have increased confidence in their video making abilities and will have produced a short film that'll be premiered at the Saturday Showcase.

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Terms and conditions for 2-week summer courses

Please read our terms and conditions before booking a summer course and contact us if you have any questions.

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