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Character Animation

Bachelor of Character Animation, 210 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Viborg
Duration 3,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


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.


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 An average band score of 6.5 
  • TOEFL Internet-based 83 
  • TOEFL Paper-based (valid until June 2019) 585 
  • TOEFL Paper-delivered Reading - High (22-30),Listening - High (22-30),Writing - Good (24-30) 
  • Cambridge ESOL tests CAE, 176 overall on the Cambridge English scale or FCE, 180 overall on the Cambridge English scaleIB (International Baccalaureate) Group 1: All grades,Group 2: English B HL, all grades
Apply through the national electronic admission system, with all relevant documentation.
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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

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


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

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 2019

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 22

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
Read more about Campus Viborg here.

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