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 course expands knowledge and understanding of sound in animation. The student knows how different components of sound express animation story, place and character.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 27.02.2023 - 03.03.2023

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 course explores the theory and practise of animation sound, and how the different sound components express story and characters in animated films.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Reading materials, lectures, film screenings, discussions and deconstructing the soundtrack. Hands-on practical approach focuses on creating innovative animation soundtrack. The student attends a specific Foley-sound workshop.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 8 h / cp

    Independent studies 19 h / cp

    Compulsory attendance contact teaching: 80%


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Material will be announced on the course pages

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The Animation Sound Course is also open to Film Sound Design students

    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.