The Summer Animation Residency is an immersive experience led by CalArts faculty and staff specifically for guest students. Within a supportive peer community, you will have the opportunity to study the basic elements of animation—story, drawing and design—for five weeks on CalArts’ picturesque campus north of Los Angeles.

The three courses offered in this residency—Life Drawing, Story, and Design for Film—are designed to work together, and if selected to participate in the Summer Animation Residency you will enroll in all three.

Application Instructions

Enrollment in the Summer Animation Residency is based on submission of the online application form and the instructors' review of:

  • a video statement addressing the following: what animators and films have most inspired you, and what do you hope to gain from being in this program?
  • 5 digital images of original artwork, consisting of:
    • 3 life drawings of people or animals (not from photographs)
    • 1 self-portrait (from looking in a mirror; not from a photograph)
    • 1 character design

Applications must be accompanied by a $25 fee.

Given this residency is likely to fill up early you are advised to apply and submit your application materials before the deadline listed above. Applications submitted after that date are considered late and will be considered only if space remains or becomes available.

Residency Prerequisites

  • Artists aged 18 and up are encouraged to apply. 

Housing

On-campus housing is available for students participating in Summer programs. Visit our Housing page for more information and instructions on how to apply. 

Additional Details

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Application for Summer Animation Residency
Instructions

Applications Open: January 4, 2018 * 

Application Priority Deadline:  March 1, 2018

Application Final Deadline: April 27, 2018

 

* Submissions will be reviewed and applicants notified starting March 1st. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date and will be considered--space permitting--through April 27.

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Enrollment is open to students who have been accepted into the program. Please apply via the button at the top of the page.

 

Applications Open: January 4, 2018 *

Application Priority Deadline: March 1, 2018 

Application Final Deadline: April 27, 2018 

 

Enrollment/Payment Deadline: April 30, 2018 

 

Residency Start/Arrival: May 19, 2018

Residency End/Departure: June 23, 2018

 

* Submissions will be reviewed and applicants notified starting March 1st. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date and will be considered--space permitting--through April 27.

 
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