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: 25.03.2024 - 12.04.2024

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 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
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation in the organized teaching. Performing the given assignments according to instructions and within given timeframes. Supporting peer learning.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 48 h, Independent studies 114 h.

    Compulsory attendance contact teaching: 80%



Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 No teaching
    2023-2024 Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    Group size (max.) 8

    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: