Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts

Program Description

Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts

Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a two-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking.

If you are an ambitious and determined artist, with the talent, motivation and desire to create unique work, form new directions and realise your career aspirations as an animation director, this course is ideal. The course combines several disciplines e.g. animation, scriptwriting, history of animation and media theory, making the background of this MA programme trans-disciplinary.

The coursework mainly concentrates on classical and experimental techniques i.e. drawing animation, stop motion, cut-outs, sand animation, painting under the camera etc. In the professional sense, students will direct and produce animated films.

An important part of the study are collaboration projects with local companies and organisations. The programme has a unique teaching and learning framework where students receive abundant individual attention and mentoring from highly experienced animation professionals.

Students of the animation department organise the annual festival Animated Dreams, which is part of POFF, the Dark Nights Film Festival, held in Estonia during the dim evenings of Autumn.

Curriculum Structure

Lectures, seminars, intensive modules and projects are intertwined in the two-year MA programme. Essay writing, script writing, animating, directing, editing, sound engineering and research are core activities to be learnt and practiced throughout the courses, leading to a final diploma-film project. The courses are taught in English.

Courses taught

  • Philosophy
  • Ethics and aesthetics
  • Film theory
  • Film history
  • Animation history
  • Animation technique
  • Creativity
  • Film production
  • Film industry
  • Animation projects 1 and 2
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 18, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2016
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
Free
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Deadline
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Application deadline for international students is May 1st
Start date Aug. 2016
Place
Estonia Tallinn
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Application deadline for international students is May 1st
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Duration 2 years
Price Free