Summer Academy Camps

3D Animation

Register by March 22nd to receive $20 off day camp, $40 off overnight camp and a free t-shirt!

With animated movies like Frozen breaking box office records and video games continuously increasing in popularity, it’s no wonder that students want to explore the exciting world of 3D animation! In this introductory camp, you will get hands-on experience with Autodesk's Maya software, which is used in a number of professional studios around the world. You’ll learn basic modeling and animation techniques, and gain experience creating your own art, manipulating images and graphics, and creating movement. Students who bring a mobile storage device can leave with their work; others will be provided with access to a downloadable version after camp ends, so they can share their work with family and friends.

Ages: 13-17

Course Information

Course Number:

85039

Course Date: Monday, June 22, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

Address:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.

Cost:

Day Camp - $370

  • Optional Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $770

Prerequisites:
Some basic computer knowledge is required, but this course is designed for students with little to no experience in digital animation.

Financial Assistance:
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download in the right hand column of this page as soon as registration opens, and will be processed in the order they are received. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out beginning in mid-May, and could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.

Instructor: 

Caity Johnson is a graduate student in the Dramatic Media M.F.A. program at UGA. Her animation work has been seen on stage in the University of Georgia's production of Macbeth, as well as in animation competitions and other events. As a graduate student, Caity created an interactive Clue game that can be played on the UGA campus using the iOS ARIS app, and recently finished an hour-long interactive multimedia children’s show, which features a digital puppet who can interact with live performers on stage. She has also worked as a performer, a scenic artist, a theatre teacher, and a playwright. This is her third year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.