Summer camps for 2021 are currently being planned for both in-person and online options. However, due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, NYFA will be unable to offer housing for in-person teen camps. Families will need to secure their own housing for campers and provide any necessary off-campus supervision, if traveling to a NYFA teen summer camp from another city, state or country. All after-school and weekend camps will be conducted online, until further notice. To view all camps and workshops offered, please click here.

1-Week 3D Animation Camp for Kids


Locations: New York City

Animate your imagination at the New York Film Academy’s 1-Week 3D Animation Camp for kids!

Campers spend one week fully engaged in the world of animation while learning the skills to bring their own work to life. Investigating Disney’s 12 principles of animation as a starting point, our students apply these principles to their own work using 3D Maya, the industry-standard software for today’s modeling and animation.

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In the 1-Week 3D Animation Camp, animation campers learn classic animation exercises such as pitching a ball and swinging a hammer to learn squash and stretch, weight and muscle tension, overlapping action, anticipation, and follow-through.

Each camper writes, directs, and animates their own scene using our pre-rigged character models and sets so they can focus on the creative aspects of story development — and on applying their new animation skills.

At the end of camp, student work is celebrating with a screening open to friends and family.


  • 12 Principles of Animation
  • Walk Cycles
  • Acting for Animators
  • Giving Weight and Muscle to a Character’s Movement
  • Timing and Spacing
  • Key Frames
  • Graph Editor


Click here to learn more about the camp, the dates, and tuition information.

Please note that dates, prices, and curriculum are subject to change.


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