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Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

The training provided focuses on the artistic, practical, and technological basics of all classic, experimental, and digital 2D and 3D animation techniques.

What makes the film university's Animation B.F.A. program unique is that it allows students to take responsibility for all steps in the production of an animated film – from the development of the first idea, the story, and the visual style to the creation of a storyboard, character design, and artistic / technical implementation as well as sound recording and film playout. Artistic, dramatic, and technical advice is provided primarily in one-to-one sessions to ensure project-specific guidance and the development of an individual artistic style. The emphasis of the program is on practical exercises.

At the film university, students benefit from interdisciplinary theoretical education and exchange as well as from access to the university's outstanding, state-of-the-art technological equipment – which includes analogue and digital animation studios, 2D and 3D computer animation labs, a render farm, video and audio editing workstations, compositing suites as well as a motion capture system and student work rooms.

The goal of the program is to provide students with knowledge and an understanding of all fundamentals required to produce animated auteur films. In their Bachelor's project, students put this knowledge into practice. 

University entrance qualification

Program Duration and Scope
8 semesters (240 credits)

Animation  – Curriculum

Basic Module:
Interdisciplinary Basics

Study Modules:
Artistic / Scientific Module
Visual Arts Module
University Screenings

Project Modules:
First-year Module
Animation I
Animation II
Animation III

Graduation Modules:
Artistic Graduation Project
Bachelor's Thesis

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