Overview

We have a summer in Storrs for you!

UConn's Pre-College Summer Animation Studio course provides high school students with or without previous experience the opportunity to explore the world of amination at a nationally ranked public university campus.

Curious About Studying Art, Illustration or Animation?

Offered during Session 1, our Amination Studio course serves to introduce students to the basics and history of Animation. We provide our students hands-on experience by through learning traditional cell animationstop motion and 3D Claymation as well as teaching them the “tricks of the trade,” storyboard development and character development. Students will also have the opportunity to dig into contemporary topic such as collaborative storytelling and navigate multiple animation techniques within a single production. This session offers students great insight to the process used by professional studio animators by providing them an opportunity to learn Dragonframe, the software program that is an industry standard for stop-motion animation.

Participants will leave the course with a few souvenirs of their experience: 

     - A framed piece of art based on the character they develop;

     - A 3-D sculpted model of their character and an "animation reel" highlighting three unique approaches to studio animation

The content provided from this session can easily translate to portfolio materials for college applications. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: After careful consideration and comprehensive discussions with many who are deeply invested in the health and education of our students, we have decided that the most responsible course of action is to cancel all Pre-College Summer 2020 sessions. Unfortunately, the Program's focus on providing a residential experience with hands-on courses does not make online learning a realistic or feasible option.  For more information please visit this webpage. For any questions or concerns please email pcs@uconn.edu.

Cost and Session Information

Costs and fees are determined by the number of sessions a student enrolls in (one, two, three, or four sessions). Enrolling in a weekly session, includes the selected academic course* taught by UConn faculty or experts in their industry, exploratory workshops, social programming activities, as well as administrative costs, all meals, and housing in an air-conditioned residence hall. Laundry machines located inside of the residence halls are available to participants at no cost. Participants must arrange their own travel to and from the Program, at their own expense. 

*Additional Course Fees: Additional fees to select academic courses may apply. These fees help to cover the added cost of supply kits, studio fees, travel, entrance fees, etc. For specific course fee information, visit the course's information page. If applicable, this course fee will be applied at time of course enrollment. 

Program Cost and Fees: 

Application: A non-refundable application processing fee of $45.00 must be paid in order to have your application reviewed. The application fee can be paid at the last step of the application process and is separate from enrollment costs. Our application fee is waived for students who apply before January 6th. After this date our standard application fee will be applied.

Enrollment: A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per session that will be collected at the time of enrollment is required to enroll in Pre-College Summer courses. This deposit will be credited to your program fee’s account balance.

Discounts

Early Bird: Take advantage of a $150 early bird discount when you submit your application by April 1st, 2020

Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above. Check out our Course Academies for bundling options!

Sibling Discount: If two or more siblings enroll in the Program during the same summer, the subsequent sibling(s) will receive a $100.00 discount off of their total Program fee.

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