3D Animation


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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

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Course Date:
Monday, June 27, 2016 to Friday, July 1, 2016
Course Date Info:

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

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.


Day Camp - $370

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

Overnight Camp - $820

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


Caity Johnson got her MFA in Dramatic Media from UGA in 2015. 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.

Samantha Hudson is a current M.F.A. student in Dramatic Media at the University of Georgia (UGA) and her undergraduate studies include a B.S. in Biology with coursework in Scientific Illustration. Some of her artwork in Scientific Illustration is included in the exhibit, “John Abbot: Early Naturalist Artist,” on display April 14th - August 31st 2016 at the UGA Special Collections Library. Her work as an M.F.A. student is focused on visual storytelling using 2d and 3D computer animation. In 2015 she created animated interactive scenery for the UGA Children’s Theatre Troupe’s Experience UGA performance. This is Samantha’s first 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.