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 learns about possibilities, types, styles/characteristics and goals of vfx animation, as well as about the differencies between mainstream and more innovative/artistic/experimental vfx.
After the course students know how to start developing one's own vfx styles.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 28.09.2020 - 16.10.2020

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 a lot of examples about vfx animations done in different animation techniques.
    The possibilities and styles of vfx are discussed.
    Students do tests and experiments in vfx with their chosen technique.

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 12 h/cp, Independent studies 15 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:

    bachelor's degree or equivalent, no prior courses are required