6 Weeks of intense Training in Computer Animation with Masters from DreamWorks, Pixar Animation Studios, ILM and Weta Digital

This summer, the Animation Department of the Lucerne School of Design, Film and Art will organize its 7th Master Academy on Computer Animation instructed by Swiss Animators and their friends working for major Hollywood FX and Animation Studios.

Swiss citizens, Swiss residents or people who have a sustainable connection to Swiss Animation Film are eligible to apply.

The Academy focuses on Character Walk, Close Up Acting and Lipsync, Creature Animation and Human Acting.

Block 1:
Back to the Basics
WEEK 1: 24 July - 28 July 2023
Character Walk
Yves Ruprecht

WEEK 2: 31 July - 4 August 2023
Close Up Acting Shot / Lip Sync
Ramon Arango
Noah Demirci
Block 2:
Creature Animation shot
WEEK 3: 7 August - 11 August 2023
Acting Shot Blocking
Lukas Niklaus

WEEK 4: 14 August - 18 August 2022
Acting Shot Polishing
Michael Aerni
Block 3:
Full Body Animation shot for Feature Animation
WEEK 5: 21 August - 25 August 2023
Acting Shot Blocking
Nicole Ridgwell

WEEK 6: 28 August - 1 September 2023
Acting Shot Polishing
Dan Nguyen
Swiss and Swiss related
Talents and Professionals
6 Week Course 2000 CHF
4 Week Course 1500 CHF
2 Week Course 1000 CHF

50% discount for students
Focal supports up to five professionals
Animation Software
Autodesk Maya
Teaching Language
The application will open and dates will be updated in April 2024
Hochschule Luzern
Design & Kunst – Animation
Nylsuisseplatz 1
CH-6020 Emmenbrücke