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ANR2400 Animation IV & Directing

Learning outcomes

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


The student

  • has knowledge of storytelling
  • has knowledge of character development for animation
  • has knowledge of planning and conducting an animation production
  • has knowledge of building and structuring own portfolio (demo reel)
  • has knowledge of directing for animation
  • has knowledge of how to polish high quality animation


The student

  • is able to give characters unique, individual personalities, and make them authentic and diverse
  • is able to create an animation portfolio (demo reel) to show their animation skills
  • is able to reflect upon own work and process and develop their critical thinking
  • is able to make well-founded choices in relation to acting, storytelling, cinematography and body mechanics
  • is able to produce high quality finished animation.

General competence

The student

  • is able to plan and complete a larger animation sequence that extends over time in line with guidelines
  • is able to prepare and apply animation into productions
  • has insight into relevant industrial work process and can contribute in a professional community
  • is able to evaluate the quality of an animation
  • is able to evaluate choices made for an animation

Course content

Central topics:

  • workflow from idea to final animation
  • detailed work
  • storytelling

Teaching and working methods

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

Throughout the course students will work individually on their demo reel.

Coursework requirements

  • 2-4 individual 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.


  • 1 individual folder assignment which counts 15% of final grade
  • 1 individual folder assignments which must be prepared for the school’s Degre Show. Assignment counts 85% of final grade

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