Summer School in Character Animation - Online session

Cinéma d'animation

Cinéma d'animation

Summer School in Character Animation - Online session

Summer School (online Session), 4 to 15 July 2022

Target audience

Students or young professionals

  • Minimum age : participants must be over 16 y.o
  • Full package: for those who would like to participate in the workshops (more than 50% of the programme):
  • Background in Animation or visual arts with good drawing skills
  • Proficiency in Animation software such as TVPaint for 2 D Animation, or Maya for 3D Animation.
  • Other profiles (production manager, students, etc.) who would like to get a better understanding of Character Animation can assist to the masterclasses and lectures only (no participation in workshops)

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

Further information

Send your application form together with a portfolio with examples of your graphic and Animation work to or via wetransfer. Website links are also accepted.
The selection committee will examine the files for admission on a first come first served basis, until places remain available.
After notification of admissibility, you will have to confirm your enrolment by paying the tuition fees via our online platform.
Seat will only be guaranteed after complete payment. GOBELINS will not return any submitted material.

Cancellation policy:
In the event of a cancellation by the participant:

  • Before May 1st 2022, all participation fees will be reimbursed
  • After May 1st 2022, GOBELINS, l’école de l’image will retain 50% of fees paid  
  • After 1st June 2022, the school reserves the right to retain the full payment


For those who won’t be able to make it in Paris, we are offering an online version of the Summer School in Character Animation.
Faithful to its proven teaching method, Gobelins offers a comprehensive 2 weeks programme combining the possibility to follow remotely the masterclasses that will be performed at the same time on site, and to take your learnings into action during workshops - where you will benefit from online individual tutoring sessions in 2D or 3D Animation.

Listen to masterclasses where GOBELINS professors will bring their award-winning teaching experience to the audience, at your own pace

At the end of the course, the participants will receive an official certificate from Gobelins.
Classes are 100% taught in English.

GOBELINS will give you a personal access to Blackboard (Gobelins Learning Management System), our online virtual learning environment, a few days before the course starts.
Applicants are requested to have their own computer and a good internet connection. Please inform us if you need a software licence (TVPaint or Maya) when filling out the application form.
Synsketch may be used to share works with your tutor.

    • Follow lectures given by Internationally renowned experts from the industry sharing their professionalism, at your most convenient time
    • Discover Gobelins methods on advanced techniques in Animation
    • Learn and apply best tips to develop a portfolio
    • Benefit from free software licence (TVPaint, Maya) to be installed on your computer.
    • Complete an exercise focused on a character’s expression and gesture - or an interaction between two characters for more advanced participants.
    • Focus on a walk cycle or a body mechanic exercise to produce a 3-5 second sequence in 3D
    • Take the opportunity to showcase your work in front of a jury on the last day.



From July Monday 4th to July Friday 15th 2022


No activities will be scheduled on Saturday or Sunday.
Please note that some classes or activities may begin earlier or finish later. The school reserves the right to make any last-minute change in the programme whenever it needs to be amended or improved.



Full package: 1800 Euros
This full package includes virtual access to all the masterclasses and the workshops with individual coaching (8 hours in total)

Auditor Package: 700 Euros
The Auditor package includes virtual access to all the masterclasses (no workshop)
Please do not hesitate to contact our team for any queries you may have. We will be happy to answer your questions at



International Development Team


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