Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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.


The students develop a methodological, analytical, creative, and problem-solving approach to their own creative ideas and work. They understand the value of research in creative processes and learn to respond to constructive criticism.

Credits: 9

Schedule: 18.01.2021 - 21.05.2021

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

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): 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:

    Research-based animation film production. During this course the students will approach animation productions with a researcher's mindset from script to screen. They are inspired to expand the boundaries of animation into new forms of visual storytelling. The course focuses on practice-based knowledge that can be applied to different technical processes rather than on a software-specific skill. It advances the core understanding of animation principles while the students investigate different animation traditions and reflect them on their own work.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, workshops and masterclasses. There will be series of short creative exercises.



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Study material will be provided during the course.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    No prior courses are required



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