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Character Animation

Bachelor of Character Animation, 210 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Viborg
Duration 3,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7087 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://www.animwork.dk/en/character_animation.asp

Description

The Character Animation (CA) program is divided into different topics, where you in the begining get the basic skills, which allows you to transit to digital tools that give you the opportunity to produce films, games and creative ventures.  

In the first year, the Character Animation program begins with traditional exercises using pencil and paper. Once the basics by hand are grasped, the students transition to digital animation and begin using programs like TVPaint™, Adobe® Flash® and After Effects®.

During the second year, the students take their 2D animation skills into the 3D platform using Maya® and experience animation from another perspective. The students also encounter other aspects of a 3D workflow such as basic modeling, rigging, lighting and rendering.

Third year students from the CA and CGA programs come together to form production teams to create their bachelor projects which may include films, games or other creative ventures.

During the fourth year, the students participate in a three month internship in a production studio during their final semester in order to establish themselves in the professional work environment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor Program in Character Animation select from a wide variety of career paths such as: 2D Character Animators, 3D Character Animators, 2D Cleanup Artists, 2D Inbetweeners, Flash Animators, Motion Graphic Artists, Compositors, Concept Designer, Character Designers, Layout Artists, Background Artists, Storyboarders, Illustrators, Comic Book Artists, Art Directors, Modelers and Riggers.

About the Degree

he Character Animation (CA) program focuses primarily on the theory and practice behind making a character move and come to life. Each year focuses on a progressively more intense curriculum that guides students on the path toward mastery of both 2D and 3D character animation and provides experience with other industry techniques.

Admission  

There are various requirements for Character Animation that includes a portfolio and a letter of intention. Read more about the requirements

All international, non-native English speakers must send an English language test certificate from IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge or other tests of an equivalent standard. 

All Danish students must complete English at a B-level according to the level system in Danish secondary schools or equivalent proof of English skills.

General requirements in English language (corresponding to Danish B-level):
IELTS - 6.0
TOEFL Internet-based - 80
TOEFL Computer-based - 213
TOEFL Paper-based - 550
Cambridge test - CAE
TOEIC test - 700


Apply through the national electronic admission system, optagelse.dk with all relevant documentation.
Read more about applying via optagelse.dk

If you need further assistance with the application procedure please contact the academy.
Note that you can also apply through one of the institute's agents and representatives

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact [your institution] directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://en.fivu.dk/

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System



Autumn | EU/EAA-applicants

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Campus Viborg

Description

This campus was opened in the summer of 2010 and houses programmes within the fields of health, pedagogy and animation. The majority of the programmes are taught in Danish, but the Faculty of Health Sciences offers an international module in nursing which is taught in English.Students: 2,150 +International students: 60 +Employees: 190

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