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

This summer, the Animation department of the Lucerne School of Arts and Design will organize its 2nd Master Academy on computer animation instructed by Swiss animators working for the Major Hollywood FX and Animation studios.

Last year selected students and professionals completed a six-week training in advanced computer animation under the direction of Simon Otto (DreamWorks Animation – How to Train Your Dragon).

The feedback was overwhelming so we decided to repeat the Master Academy in a similar structure with some adaptions.

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: July 31st - August 4th 2017
Character Walk
Simon Christen and KC Roeyer

Week 2: August 7th - August 11th 2017
Close up acting shot / lip sync
Stefan Schumacher

Block 2: Creature Animation shot

Week 3: August 14th - August 18th 2017
Part 1: Blocking
Michael Aerni and Lukas Niklaus

Week 4: August 21st - August 25th 2017
Part 2: Polish
Lukas Niklaus

Block 3: Full Body Animation shot for Feature Animation

Week 5: August 28th - September 1st 2017
Part 1: Blocking
Jean-Denis Haas

Week 6: September 4th - September 8th 2017
Part 2: Polish
Thomas Grummt

subject to modifications

6 Week Course 2500 CHF
4 Week Course 2000 CHF
2 Week Course 1250 CHF

50% discount for students
Focal supports up to five professionals

Swiss and Swiss related
Talents and Professionals

Animation Software: Autodesk Maya
Teaching Language: English

Application open till May 26th 2017.

For more informations see our application form


2nd Lucerne

Master Academy

of Animation

July 31st to

September 8th