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: 23.01.2023 - 10.02.2023

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:




    Theories and analyses of animation. 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.

    Lectures, examples/film-watching, analyzing, exercises, homework.

    Reading and analyzing scholarly texts.  

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 72 h, Independent studies 90 h

    Compulsory attendance contact teaching: 80%


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring III - Summer
    2023-2024 Spring III - Summer

    Enrollment :

    Group size (max.) 20 

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,