Animation Direction

Focusing on one-to-one instruction to promote individual artistic development, the film university's Animation Direction M.F.A. program enables students to expand their artistic, technical, dramaturgical, and concept design skills.

As the program allows students to acquire a wide range of skills – e.g., in animation, storyboarding, concept design, background art, character design, modeling, rigging, texturing, shading / lighting, compositing, and art direction – numerous career opportunities in the fields of film, TV, games, illustration, sequential art, and liberal arts are available to graduates. In addition to preparing you for a career in the freelance business, the program also includes training on how to plan the production of an animated film and manage a team. The increasing importance of animation for the Internet and mobile devices opens up new fields of work. The goal of the M.F.A. program is the independent production of an animated auteur film or the completion of a complex animation project (e.g., artistic research, expanded animation, hybrid formats, or sequential art) during the graduation phase.

Prerequisite is the successful completion of the Animation B.F.A. program or comparable qualifications. 

Degree: Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Program Duration: 4 semesters 

Program Entry: Winter term

Program Office

Animated Films

ERTRINKEN (2017)

NACHTGESTALT (2011)

MY HAPPY END (2007)

Rue des Légendes (2006)

DAS VERRÜCKTE, DAS HERZ UND DAS AUGE (2006)

I KNOW YOU (2009)

HOKUS-POKUS (2009)