Animation I

Learning outcome

On successful completion of the course, the student has acquired the following learning outcome:


The student

• has knowledge of the personality and movement of an animated body

• has knowledge of the basic principles of animation

• has knowledge of the different stages of animation

• has knowledge of basic story and character development

• has a good understanding of the genre


The student

• is able to carry out an animation using animation principles and focus on personality and movement

• is able to master an animation program

General competence

The candidate

• is able to plan and carry out an animation film


Central topics:

• animation principles

• personality and movement in animation

• animation phases

• graph editor

• key framing

• animation history

• basic character development

• basic story development

Organisation and teaching methods

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

Throughout the course, the students work individually on an assignment. The students are to make a short animation film with the main focus on quality of character, animation and, if relevant, other character-driven elements.

Course requirements that must be approved before being eligible to sit the examination

• 4-6 individual and/or group based assignments

• attendance at lectures in accordance with the teaching plan

• attendance in lab teaching in accordance with the teaching plan


• 6- hour written individual examination that counts for 50 % of the grade

• portfolio assessment consisting of an individual assignments that counts for 50 % of the grade

For the course to be assessed as passed, it is a prerequisite that both partial examinations are passed.

Graded letter marks are used, from A – F, where E is the lowest pass grade

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