Online summer school in 2D Animation

Animated Filmmaking Programmes

Animated Filmmaking Programmes

Online summer school in 2D Animation

Summer school

Target audience

A previous experience in Animation basics/fundamentals is required so that students will benefit the most from the programme.

Such experience is mandatory in order to participate in the workshop activities which represent more than 50% of the programme. Consequently, candidates should master the use of TV Paint.

Other profiles such as professionals or students of Art Design and Production Management, could also get a better understanding of Character Animation from the main lectures, but will not be able to participate in the workshops.

The programme is 100% in English, therefore applicants should have a good command of the language in order to follow lectures and workshops.


Applicants should complete the application form (.PDF) and return it to with graphic and especially Character Animation work.

The selection committee accepts work from websites or to receive a portfolio via Filemail or WeTransfer.

There will be no formal evaluation, marks or grades during the programme.

GOBELINS will not return any submitted material.

Package solutions

package 1 : 400 € (lectures only)
package 2 : 1800 € (complete programme: lectures, workshops and individual coaching)

Further information

The selection process will continue until classes start if places remain available.

After notification of admissibility, final admission to the 2D Animation online course will be confirmed after the school receives full payment of the fees. All payments should be completed before the course starts.

In the event of a cancellation before 28 June 2021, all participation fees will be reimbursed. In the event of a cancellation after 28 June 2020, GOBELINS will retain 50% of the fees. In the event of cancellation after 5 July 2021, GOBELINS reserves the right to retain full payment. Participants should have a good internet conexion and headphones, to ensure the best possible quality of communication.

Further information:
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 40 79 92 65


What makes a successful character animation?

France is today the third largest animation producer in the world and the European leader in the field*.

French artists and studios create and develop full-length feature films, TV series, commercials, short art-house films, special effects, video games and other emerging forms of audiovisual expression. In addition to the diversity of graphic and animation styles, narrative modes and characters, these creators share a French touch that is recognised and appreciated around the world. Such creativity in Animation has been the trademark of GOBELINS for 40 years.

Building on the strength of its expertise and worldwide reputation, GOBELINS has adapted the content of its 2D Animation International Summer School to create this online programme. It is aimed at enabling students and professionals from around the world to gain a better understanding of what makes a successful character animation.

*Animation Career Review rankings



The programme has been designed for professionals and advanced students in Animation and is based on 3 pillars:


  • Experience: GOBELINS’ finest applied research in Character Animation is presented by GOBELINS professors during lectures.
  • Expertise: chosen experts from the industry share their practical experience directly with the students during lectures and workshops.
  • Practice: tailor-made exercises assigned to the students by the lecturers in the workshops and reinforced thanks to individual coaching.


Following the morning lectures, workshops will be held each afternoon. Over the two weeks, participants will be given one exercise to complete with the guidance of our professional tutors.


Participants will work on a 4-to-6-second acting exercise focused on a character’s change of mood and expressions or for the more advanced, an interaction between two characters.


*GOBELINS reserves the right to alter the day to day programme whenever it needs to be amended or improved.

At the end of the course, participants will receive an official certificate from GOBELINS.


Practical information

Dates and class schedules


Classes will be held on GOBELINS’ online platform from 12.30 P.M. to 8.30 P.M. (Paris time) from 5 to 16 July 2021.
Some classes or activities may begin earlier and finish later.

Contact our team!






Cécile BLONDEL, Charlotte SAURAT and Hugo MORELL will be happy to answer your questions at
Tel. : +33 (0) 1 40 79 92 65


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