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 3D animations
  2. Explore more of the possibilities of 3D animation
  3. Consider the requirements and sense of using 3D animation in a specific project

Credits: 3

Schedule: 19.08.2024 - 23.08.2024

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 the main stages of a 3D production. Subjects covered are: modelling, animating, texturing, lighting, rendering, compositing.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Participation in teaching, completed assignments.

    Minimum 80% attendance.

    See MyCourses for more detailed information on evaluations methods and criteria.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    3 ECTS ≈ 81h

    Contact teaching 35h/Other 46h

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Maya files (examples and workfiles), tutorial and animation links.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring III
    2024-2025 Summer
    2025-2026 Spring III
    2025-2026 Summer


    Minimum amount of participants 8,
    Maximum amount of participants 18.

    Registration for Courses Sisu.

    Priority order for course registration:

    1. Students who are completing the 3D Animation Minor
    2. Students in the MA Programme of Art and Media
    3. Students in the BA Programme of Art and Media
    4. Students in the BA programme in Design
    5. Exchange students in the Department of Art and Media
    6. other ARTS students
    7. Aalto students