Learn from industry animation leaders in our nationally ranked character animation program.
The UCF-CREATE Pre-College Intensive Animation Summer Program provides a rigorous, two-week, full-day course in college-level instruction to high school students. Sophomore, juniors and seniors will acquire and refine their skills in animation, life-drawing, digital media and sound design. Students will receive instruction from UCF professors with industry experience, as well as from UCF Character Animation graduate students.
& July 22-Aug 2, 2024
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$975 two-week session
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Email: [email protected]
Stella Sung at 407-235-3603
Maria Murillo at 407-823-0704
- 3D Animation
- 2D Animation
- Creative Writing
- Music and Audio Basics
- Figure Drawing
- Stop Motion
- Physics for Animators
- Instructors include industry professionals: UCF professors, former Disney animators and UCF character animation graduate students.
- Use of industry rated computer lab and professional digital software.
- Participants should bring a lunch. Snacks and drinks provided throughout the day. Please bring a refillable water bottle if you have one.
- While we do NOT provide on-site housing, we have teamed up this year with Marriott to provide participants with special discounted rates for the Residence Inn Orlando Downtown and Marriott Orlando Downtown hotels! Reservation links will be provided to participants after application has been submitted. If you have any questions regarding the housing options please email [email protected].
Adams worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation for 15 years and has taught at the University of Central Florida since 2008.
Cabrera has worked as an independent Visual Effects artist for the past 15 years and has taught at the University of Central Florida since 2017.
Ron is an animator/storyteller, a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida, and an instructor with CREATE for the past 2 years.
Elaina Buffkin is an artist and designer specializing in draftsmanship and the 2D animation pipeline. She crafts a unique visual language to connect with her audiences through logic-based design choices, found aesthetics, and charming, illustrative style. Away from her desk, she enjoys jiu jitsu, yoga, Terraforming Mars, and ping pong.
Briggs is a published author, an Autodesk Certified Professional and Instructor in Maya, and has been teaching all aspects of animation production for over 20 years. She has been teaching at UCF since 2009, and working as Motion Capture Engineer with FIEA since 2019.