3D Character Animation

The 3D Character Animation course is a 15-week program taking the students through all the components of 3D animation from start to finish.

Under the supervision of guest teachers who are all international and European animation professionals, the participants will be introduced to the Maya software and to 3D character animation through a series of exercises designed to transfer the classical 2D animation principles onto the computer and a 3D platform. Focus will lie on body mechanics and physical action during the basic training and then move on to the advanced concepts of pantomime acting and lip sync. The course will culminate in a 4-week final project which is to be each student’s showreel masterpiece; a 20-30 seconds animated short film or computer game intro. You can find a detailed program here.

    Course facts

  • Frequency: Every spring semester. Every fall we run the 15-week VFX course instead of the animation course.
  • Teaching language: English.
  • Application deadline: EXTENDED December 18th 2013 at 12:00.
  • Dates: February 24th to June 6th 2014.
  • ECTS points: Accredited with 30 ECTS points
  • Fee: 2.750 EUR (20.625 DKK), not including accommodation or living expenses.
  • Scholarships: The Animation Workshop offers accommodation and/or travel scholarships to eligible course applicants. Read more here.

2015 edition

  • Application deadline: December 8th 2014 at 12:00.
  • Dates: February 23rd to June 5th 2015.
  • Apply now: The 2015 course is open for applications.

  • The 3D Character Animation course is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU.
    As a result, we can only accept EU-citizens on the 2014 course. However, the MEDIA program is transforming into “Creative Europe” in 2014 which means that from 2015 we will be allowed to take in a certain percentage of participants from non-EU countries.

    The 3D Character Animation course is an Open Education program. Open Education is a wide range of educational programs in Denmark offered to adults who wish to undergo further training.


    Professional Training / Open Workshop Coordinator
    Per graduated from Aarhus University in 2010 with a master in English and Film & Television. He work...
    Phone: +45 87554955

    More info
    Per Kristensen
    To apply for the 3D Character Animation course, please use the online application form on the right side of this page.

    The application deadline has been extended from December 9th to December 18th 2013 at 12:00.

    Application form 3D Character Animation