Summer School in 3D Character Animation - Ghana

10-21 July 2023: join the very first off-site GOBELINS Summer School in Ghana by N°1 Animation school in the world! 

GOBELINS Paris, AnimaxFYB and Mounia Aram Company join forces to bring in Accra a 2-week immersive programme to boost your skills in 3D Animation Character.  

With the support of the French Embassy in Ghana and the delegation of the European Union to Ghana, the objective of the programme is to expand participants’ skills, get a better understanding of what makes a successful 3D Animation while developing the best competencies by both listening to and interacting with the world’s leading masters in the Animation industry.

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Visual Summer School Ghana


Accra, Ghana (training venue TBC)


From July 10 to July 21, 2023

  • Students or Professionals based in Ghana or Nigeria 
  • Minimum age: candidates must be over 18 y.o 
  • The programme is 100% in English, therefore applicants should have a good command of the language in order to easily follow the summer school 

Pre-requisite for applicants who would like to participate  

  • Background / experience in Animation or Visual Arts 
  • Proficiency in Maya 3D animation software 

In Accra, venue to be confirmed soon.

Organisers will provide computers for each Summer School participants.  

Summer School classes will be held daily from 3pm to 9pm - Monday to Friday , 60 hours of training including.

  • Hands-on workshops with experienced Tutors (on site)
  • Lectures from internationally renowned experts about Global Market in Animation, Character animation in Game Art, storytelling … (online)
  • Masterclasses with Gobelins teachers (online)
  • Career talks with industry players (online)
  • Pitch sessions (work presentation and feedback

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All attendees will receive an official certificate from GOBELINS at the end of the Summer School in Ghana.  

Should the Summer School be cancelled due to an unexpected outbreak, GOBELINS will refund the tuition fees in full. 

Tuition fees

$200 per participant 

Actual cost per trainee is €2500. The tuition fees are up to 90% sponsored by the French Embassy and the delegation of European Union to Ghana.

Admission process

1.Application Submission > 2. Selection process > 3. Letter of admissibility > 4. Online payment > 5. Confirmation

Fill the application form in including links showing examples of your graphic and / or animation work. 

Deadline to apply: 13 May 2023 

Selected applicants will be announced on the 24th of May. After notification of admissibility, you will be able to proceed to the payment using our online platform.

Seat will only be guaranteed after complete payment.

*GOBELINS will not return any submitted material.


Visual Summer School Ghana




Director of International Development at GOBELINS
After spending 5 years in the audiovisual industry as a special effects artist specialized in prosthetics for cinema and theatre, Cécile studied and worked in the field of history of art. From 1989 to 1995 she was a lecturer in Cultural History and associate researcher.

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Teacher and coordinator
John Coven has been working as a visual storyteller for over thirty years. As a storyboard artist in Hollywood he’s worked with directors such as Steven Spielberg,Tim Burton, Jon Favreau, and Ben Stiller. His credits include The Lion King, Jurassic World, Venom, Logan, Captain America: Civil War, and the original X-Men.

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Animation Supervisor
After backpacking during a year in Australia and studying animation on-line at the same time, Samy came back in France in 2006 and started his first job in animation at Teamto on the TV show « Zoe Kezako », then got an opportunity to work in Luxembourg on the movie « 9 » for Attitude Studio.

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Nicolas BENOIT

Lead Animator
Nicolas is a character animator and a filmmaker. After graduating from GOBELINS in 2014 he built a career in animation by collaborating with major international studios.

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Razahk Issaka


Animation Director
Razahk Issaka, an Animation Director, has garnered an ANNIE Award for his co-direction of the captivating short film, "The Soloists." With a solid background in animated filmmaking, Razahk has honed his craft through dedication and experience.

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Francis Y Brown

Francis Y. BROWN

Founder and creative of AnimaxFYB studio
Francis is the founder and the creative of AnimaxFYB studios, an award-winning filmmaker from Ghana, trained in a number of different cinematic mediums, and has over ten years’ experience in the audiovisual industry.

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Mounia Aram

Mounia ARAM

Animation producer
Mounia Aram is an engaged entrepreneur with more than 20 years experience in the Animation industry.

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Lesego Vorster


Director and co-Founder at The Hidden Hand Studios
Lesego Vorster was born and raised in Diepkloof, Soweto. Having the love for drawing at an early age, he knew his path would involve drawing of some kind.

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Sarah Maigrot


3D animator
Sarah is a passionate 3D animator with over 7 years of experience in the video game industry.

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Sithembiso Mpehle

Sithembiso MPHEHLE

Animation Producer
As Animation Producer and Trainer based in South Africa, Sithembiso joined Tshimologong Innovation Hub, working closely with GOBELINS to develop a unique animation internship program.

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