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:

  • Identify the different stages of creating animatable 3D characters
  • design and build a simple 3D character, and animate it
  • Consider and explore the requirements and possibilities of using 3D characters in a specific project

Credits: 6

Schedule: 05.09.2023 - 20.10.2023

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 animatable 3D character. Subjects covered are: design, modeling, texturing, rigging, animating.

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:

    Lectures, examples, step-by-step tutored hands-on excercises, working and experimenting on your own, feedback, animation screenings and discussion.

    6 ECTS ≈ 160h

    • Lectures: 36h
    • Tutored hands-on excercises: 83
    • Independent study: 41


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    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: