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.


The master students know the major developments, movements and critical approaches in international animation field. The students learn to recognize types of approaches in film analysis and connect them to various film theories. The students will understand different theoretical frameworks and learn to relate them to their own work.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 20.12.2021 - 14.01.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tuula Leinonen

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The students study animation history and theoretical frameworks and analyse a chosen animation.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is held in participatory lecture format in which the students contribute actively to in-class discussions. They accomplish a combination of tasks designed to explore various aspects of animated films and media. Reading materials, lectures, art, film screenings, discussions.


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching: 35 h (lectures, demonstrations and tutoring)

    Student's personal work outside the contact teaching hours: 65 h (includes time for reflection and planning). 
    The student is required to attend minimum 80% of the scheduled classes.

    Attending at least 80% of lectures and presenting a final project is required to successfully pass the course.

    Additional credit may be awarded if the final project shows exceptional effort and quality of work.



Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course materials will be provided during the course


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-Spring V

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Spring V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:

    Registration occurs through WebOodi.