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ANK2200 Animation II & Body Mechanics

Learning outcomes

Once the student has passed the course, he/she will have achieved the following learning outcomes:


The student

  • has broad knowledge of animation
  • has knowledge of anatomy, body mechanics and physicality
  • has knowledge of how to add personality to animations
  • has knowledge of character development
  • has knowledge of story development
  • has knowledge of game animation


The student

  • is able to apply animation principles and techniques
  • is able to use acting techniques in animation
  • is able to communicate story and character personality through animation
  • is able to make animation sequences for computer games

General competence

The student

  • is able to convey convincing movements and personality in animation 
  • is able to develop an animation from idea to finished product
  • Is able to prepare and apply animation into game productions. 
  • is able to accept and give artistic and academic feedback

Course content

Central topics:

  • animation principles
  • Body mechanics, anatomy and physicality
  • the influence of the art of acting on the animation artist
  • the seven essential principles of the art of acting
  • polishing animations
  • personality and character in animations
  • visual storytelling

Teaching and working methods

The course is organized as a combination of lectures, practical exercises, regular submissions, self-study and supervision.

Coursework requirements

  • 2-4 individual and/or group-based assignments
  • attendance at lectures in accordance with the teaching plan
  • attendance at laboratory teaching in accordance with the teaching plan

Passed coursework requirements are only valid for 12 months. Students who apply for retake of exams/folder assignments after 12 months will have to pass the coursework requirements again next time the course is taught.


  • 2 individual folder assignments where at least one must be prepared for the Degree show. Each assignment counts 50% of the final grade 

Alphabetical grades are used, on a scale from A to F, with E as the lowest passing grade.