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.

June 19-30, 2023
& July 17-28, 2023

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$950 two-week session


Thank you for your interest in UCF-CREATE Animation Intensive. At this time we are no longer accepting applications as capacity has been reached. In the event seats become available, we would like to notify you of openings. Please email us at the contact below, and we will reach out to you the moment a seat opens.



Email: [email protected]

Call: Stella Sung at 407-235-3603

Topics Covered

  • 3D Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • Creative Writing
  • Anatomy
  • Environments
  • Music and Audio Basics
  • Figure Drawing
  • Stop Motion
  • Physics for Animators
  • Drawing

Important Information

Featured Instructors

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JoAnne Adams

Adams worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation for 15 years and has taught at the University of Central Florida since 2008.

Michael Cabrera

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.

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Ron Hargrove

Ron is an animator/storyteller, a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida, and an instructor with CREATE for the past 2 years.

Danny McCabe

Danny is an animator/educator/musician and a recent graduate of UCF’s Animation M.F.A. program. He has been teaching animation and digital art since 2020.

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Cheryl Briggs

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.