Summer Animation Program for Grades 6-9

The three-week-long Animation program is your chance to explore this creative and collaborative process. During your time here, you will build and develop the skills you need to effectively express yourself as an aspiring animator.

Program length: 3 weeks
Program dates:
July 19, 2020 to August 9, 2020
Tuition: $6,100
Age range: Students currently in grades 3-6
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis.

Interlochen Arts Camp 2020 is pivoting this summer to Interlochen Online. Learn more about our interactive online summer arts series.

As an Intermediate Animation student, you will enjoy making your imagination come to life on screen. You will have daily classes that explore the history of animation, the foundations of visual story, and opportunities to build skills in a variety of animation types: stop motion, hand-drawn, paper cutout, and an introduction to digital techniques.  Everyone leaves with their own assortment of original short animated work!

Round out your experience with an elective class. Use this opportunity to explore another art form.


Tools and Resources

The Film and New Media department is centrally located on Interlochen's campus in the 26,000-square-foot DeRoy Center for Film Studies. Its features include four editing suites, a sound stage, a 180-seat 2K HD projection space, and classrooms equipped with cutting-edge technology. View 360-degree virtual tour.

Portfolio Requirements

There are two requirements:

#1. Prepare a short essay (200 words, .PDF file) sharing with us why you feel compelled to enroll in the Intermediate Animation Program.

#2. Submit one to three samples of your artwork that you feel best represent you as an artist at this time.