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Animation Artist

Animation Artist

The Animation study major is divided into two streams, foundation and project studies, both of which are two years in duration, whereby foundation studies are compulsory for all Film Academy students. Project studies at the Animations Institute allow students the opportunity to focus on their own projects as well as specializing in a chosen study area. Animation Artist is one of the four specializations within the subject area Animation. Students who choose the specialization Animation Artist have the possibility to pursue their paths as Animation Directors, Concept Artists or Character Animators.

  • Animation Directors are responsible for the artistic direction of a project – from conception to post-production. During the preparation and realization of a project Animation Directors are the go-to point for all artistic questions.
  • Concept Artists give each project its individual look. They contribute to all steps of the production process; from first sketches through character and production design to digital prototypes and eventually the final image.
  • Character Animators work with pre-developed materials, solely focusing on the process of animation. Students studying Character Animation are encouraged work on a variety of projects, gaining experience creating a wide range of characters.

The structure of Animation project studies is based on the production of animation and VFX projects and divided into five production stages. At the end of each stage the students have to achieve specific milestones to ensure that the project can enter the next phase. Throughout the different phases production teams are supervised by visiting lecturers. The Head of Production and the project coordinators mentor the project process.


Animation Institute

Constanze Bühner
Study Coordinator
Tel:+49 7141 969 82851
E-Mail

Constanze Bühner
Constanze Bühner

Animation Institute

Claudia Liepert
Study Coordinator
Tel:+49 7141 969 82816
E-Mail

Claudia Liepert
Claudia Liepert
Constanze Bühner
Constanze Bühner
Study Coordinator
Claudia Liepert
Claudia Liepert
Study Coordinator