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 students broaden their understanding of nonfiction animation. They deepen their knowledge of storytelling in documentaries and how animation expands the range and depth of what documentary can show us about the world.



Credits: 6

Schedule: 21.03.2022 - 08.04.2022

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


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    The course explores documentary animation; the ways in which animation is used in documentaries and how they create a narrative around a theme. The course highlights films that push the medium of animated documentary forward into exciting new territories.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
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    Lectures, screenings, exercises and independent learning


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

    Compulsory attendance contact teaching: 80%



Study Material
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    Material will be announced on the course pages


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
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    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring IV

    2021-2022 Spring IV

    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.