ADK1002 Animation I & Principles

Learning outcomes

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


The student

  • have knowledge of animation principles 
  • have knowledge of the animation process
  • has knowledge of animation history
  • has knowledge of movement and personality of an animated object
  • has knowledge of basic story and character development
  • Has knowledge of basic drama and acting


The student

  • is able to perform an animation using animation principles and focus on personality and movement 
  • is able to operate professional animation software 

General competence

The student

  • is able to develop and create an animated sequence 

Course content

Central topics:

  • animation principles
  • animation history
  • animation working process 
  • movement and personality in animation 
  • keyframing and animation curves 
  • basic story development 

Teaching and working methods

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

Throughout the course, students work on a single assignment. The students will make a short animated film, with the main focus on the quality of the characters, animation and any other character-driven elements.

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.


  • 6-hour individual written examination which counts for 50% of the grade
  • 1 folder assignment which counts for 50% of the grade

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