Pre-College Programs

4D Animation

Virtual Studio for grades 9-12

4D Animation is an online class introducing students to techniques used by artists and designers when working creatively with the fourth dimension, time. Students will learn the fundamentals of working with time by exploring basic audio, video and animation techniques that can easily be used at home to make creative work.

This online class is designed to introduce content synchronously and asynchronously. This format will give students opportunities to get direct feedback from their instructor and time to build their skills and to apply new concepts. Lectures, demonstrations, handouts, and slides will enhance covered material.

4D Animation meets synchronously online Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 pm for a total of eleven sessions.


Asynchronous Programming begins April 26, 2021
Synchronous Programming: May 3 - June 9, 2021 / Mon & Wed, 5:30-7pm ET


Application Available: February 1, 2021
Early Action Deadline: March 1, 2021
Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

The following materials are required:

  • A portfolio of 5-8 images of your work
  • A 250 word personal statement
  • High school transcript

Participation in 4D Animation costs $165. This program fee covers instructional materials and shipping costs.


Scholarships are available to select students who have been accepted into the program. Students seeking financial assistance for Stamps Pre-College Studios must complete the “Financial Assistance” section of the SlideRoom application with the help of a parent/guardian and provide all required materials. A limited number of full and partial awards will be provided to students who demonstrate need and merit.


Contact us with any questions about our Pre-College programs.