Master in Animation Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan

Program Description

Master in Animation Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan

The spread of the Internet and digital media led to an increase of international production and distribution of content made in animation, advertising, TV series and specials, feature films, but also short films and docu-fiction. Significant is also the growing demand in the fields of games, animation productions cross and transmedia, special effects for movies and television productions.

The Master in Animation Design offers the possibility to fit into one of these professional sectors: in independent production companies, research and design consultancies, service agencies, internal structures of broadcasters, specialized departments of publishing houses.

Career opportunities - The Animation Designer can fit into the professional field of animation production, cross and transmedia. The Master guarantees a highly qualifying expertise for profiles such as Concept Artist, Character Designer, Ambient Designer, Storyboard Artist; Character Animator 2D; Character Animator 3D; Production Assistant; Compositor.

Target - The Master in Animation Design welcomes students with an Honours degree or diploma of I level or equivalent in Illustration, CG Animation and academic disciplines or a diploma awarded by schools of specialization within comics and animation design. It also welcomes professionals, with at least two-year experience, interested in gaining a greater degree of specialization.

Methodology and Structure - The Master in Animation Design aims to consolidate and upgrade skills in animation concept design with a focus on the topics, contents and styles that characterize the current production. It identifies some points related to the evolution of the production work flow, presented by larger studies that are currently introducing new artistic solutions and techniques for the production of series and feature films: 2D/3D integration, cut-out, frame-by-frame paperless animation, post-production, VFX.

Teaching methodology is divided into three main areas: design, technical and instrumental and production-marketing.

The course covers subjects such as: Concept Design for animation, at the base of short films; Ambient Design, that is studying the set design applied to the different animation techniques; Character Design, Pre-visualization Techniques, from videoboard to lay out Settings Set 3D; Director, Soundtrack.

The students, constantly and personally followed by the teachers, make:

  • a project dossier, individual or in team, to be presented to the pitch of the most important festivals worldwide
  • there will be a communication project in simulation purchasing on social issues or education and the creation of a personal show reel.
  • the Final Project may be a short film, a pilot for a TV series or a cross-media project, done individually or in team.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Nov. 2017
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1 year
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15,900 EUR
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