High School Animation Summer Program

In the three-week animation summer program, students learn the foundations of animation through a variety of hands-on experiences, demonstrations and exercises in storyboarding, digital animation, stop-motion and animation history.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
June 21, 2014 to July 12, 2014
Tuition: $5,005
Age range: Grades 9-12

Please note: we are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2014 program. Join our mailing list to receive information about summer 2015 programs.

Classes and lecture topics include:

  • digital animation
  • stop-motion/cel animation
  • storyboarding for animators
  • animation history

All fully completed works are featured in an end-of-camp showcase in the DeRoy Center for Film Studies state-of-the-art projection space. View 360-degree virtual tour

Due to the focused nature of the Animation program, students will not have an opportunity to take electives

Students may bring their own laptops for practice during their free hours. Students' cameras and laptops will not be used for daily location production or editing motion picture arts projects, but students' equipment allows for individual practice of skills learned in class.

Portfolio Requirements

PDF file: 1-2 page personal essay detailing your interest in filmmaking and what inspired your application to Interlochen.

AND one of the following work samples:

  • PDF file: 5-page sample screenplay
  • PDF file: 5 pages of short fiction
  • Image files: 5 still images of visual arts (drawings, paintings, sculptures, etc.)
  • Video file: Short video/film or animation

Additional Opportunities

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