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.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the different stages of creating a simple 3D animation project.
  2. Plan and pre-visualize an animation project.
  3. Do the time-consuming multi-staged work that goes into any 3D animation project.
  4. Consider and explore the requirements and possibilities of 3D animation project.

Credits: 9

Schedule: 24.10.2023 - 08.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kai Lappalainen

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:

    This course introduces all the different stages of creating a simple 3D animation. Subjects covered are: Pre-visualizing (storyboard, animatic, blocking), design, modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, lighting, rendering.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching, completed assignments.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluation criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Some short lectures, examples, step-by-step tutored hands-on excercises. Project work, individual feedback, tutoring and problem-solving.

    9 ECTS ≈ 240h

    • Lectures 14h
    • Independent study: 226h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Minimum amount of participants: 8
    Maximum amount of participants varies according to the implementation of the course.

    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: