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Character Animation

Bachelor of Animation, 210 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Viborg
Duration 3,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7333 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Character Animation About the programme: 
The Character Animation (CA) programme focuses primarily on the theory and practice behind making a character come to life.
In the first year, you begin with traditional exercises using pencil and paper, which allows you to explore the basics of drawing for animation before progressing to physics-based assignments and eventually acting scenes. Once the basics on paper are grasped, you are introduced to digital animation and begin using programs like TVPaint™, Adobe®, Toon Boom Harmony™ and After Effects®. You will also participate in a wide variety of film-making related courses like film history and culture, storyboarding, layout, and character design.

During the second year, you bring your 2D animation skills into the 3D platform using Maya® and experience animating computer graphic characters. You will also encounter other aspects of a 3D workflow such as previz and very basic modeling, rigging, lighting, and rendering.

In the final semesters, you have an internship and you also join other animation student to form production teams to create the bachelor projects which may include films, games or other creative ventures.

Career opportunities: 
At VIA, we host recruitment sessions with companies who are hiring. As inspiration, see what our current alumni are working as: 2D Character Animators and/or 3D Character Animators for commercials, series, film, and games. Concept Artists, Visual Development Artists, Storyboard Artists, Previz Artists, Art Directors, Animation Film Directors and much more.


More information on admissions requirements and how to apply:

Campus Viborg


This campus opened in the summer of 2010 and has a modern layout as well as a central placement in Viborg.
Campus Viborg offers programmes taught in Danish within the fields of nursing, social education, administration and technology as well as a number of programmes taught and conducted in English including nursing and software technology. 
The Animation Workshop is also situated in Viborg -  a state of the art school that are among the best in the world within animation and graphic arts. Programmes offered include Character Animation, Computer Graphic Arts and Graphic Storytelling - all taught in English.
Additionally, a number of exchange programmes are offered.

  • Students: 2.000
  • International students: 240
  • Employees: 180
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