Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Student understands how significant the design and pre-production stages are in animation, and learns to use effectively the pre-production period.


Credits: 3

Schedule: 19.04.2021 - 28.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Kai Lappalainen, Leinonen Tuula

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kai Lappalainen, Leinonen Tuula

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students get to see and hear a lot of examples about pre-production.
    The different stages of pre-production are discussed. Students explore and test the best narrative, visual and technical choises in different kinds of projects.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, examples/film-watching, analyzing, exercises, homework.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


    Contact teaching 8 h/cp, Independent studies 19 h/cp

    Compulsory attendance contact teaching: 80%



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


    Course materials will be provided during the course


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    No prior courses are required.