Game design: 3D Character animation

Summer School - On campus
August 5 - August 16, 2024

The course also can be arranged as the tailor-made programe for a group of minimum 10 students upon request (the dates and terms can be discuss individually)

Would you like to gain more knowledge and practical skills in 3D Character Animation? Welcome to our course!

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Game Design: 3D Character Animation 
  • WHAT?

    Summer course “3D character animation” gives students ability creating interesting character in 3D! It may be a man, a robot, a monster or a dog, whatever you want. This course aims at bridging the gap between ideas and their digital representation by introducing students to the basics of three-dimensional modeling, rigging, skinning and making animation. It gives a unique opportunity to learn about character animation process and practice different approaches to develop an idea into a 3D character. Besides in the end you will see, how your character walks, runs and make some moving in game location.


    We invite a diverse auditorium of creative people: product or industrial designers, computer graphics artists, fine arts or business-focused students with good knowing of 3D modeling. The module will be of interest for both experienced designers and beginners who'd like to expand their knowledge and understanding of the subject area. Both Russian and international students can take part in the Summer School, all teaching will be conducted in English.

  • WHY?

    The module consists of 2 weeks of intensive teaching: cross-disciplinary curricula offers courses which represent different stages of design process from hand drawing to computer modeling and animation opportunities. Extensive practical work is aimed at gaining insight into contemporary product design process and is led by qualified professors.

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits: 4.0

Participation fee: 50 000 RUB

Deadline for registration: May 27, 2024

  • Cultural program

    We offer our students excursions to the most famous palaces, monuments, museums of St. Petersburg, as well as other cultural activities.

  • Entrance requirements
    • • Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are carried out in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required;
    • • Applicants are expected to have at least 1 year of University level studies.
  • The examples of final works:

    There are some final works of the students pursuing a bachelor's degree in the field of design at SPbPU. After the end of the course, the students of Summer School may continue making artworks until such result is reached:

    Game Design: 3D Character Animation
    Game Design: 3D Character Animation
    Game Design: 3D Character Animation

Professors and lecturers:

  • Simon Schur, associate professor of the Higher school of Design and Architecture


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