Animation is a thriving medium and developing at a greater pace than ever before. Animation has become part of mass culture, and one of its principal forms. Animation can be seen in digital screen graphics, computer games, music videos, films, etc. The basis for any film – including animated film – is the story. The greatest problem in the film world is the lack of good stories. In most of the world’s animation schools, students are not taught the art of good story writing. This is something that sets the Academy’s Department of Animation apart. We place an emphasis on the story and teach Prof. Pärn’s unique methodology for creating film scripts.
Upon completion of the MA in Animation programme, students have acquired in-depth theoretical and practical animation skills. The students can specialise in specific animation techniques and create individual postgraduate projects in the appropriate technique. This is an international undergraduate programme, and instruction is conducted in English. After graduation, the students are qualified to realise themselves as animated film creators, or as professionals in their field, on the cultural landscape; to teach in their field or to be involved in creative industries. Students who have completed the postgraduate programme are also qualified to continue their studies and pursue a doctoral degree.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
Lectures, seminars, intensive modules and projects are intertwined in the two-year MA programme. Essay writing, script writing, animating, directing, editing, sound engineering and research are core activities to be learnt and practiced throughout the courses, leading to a final diploma-film project. The courses are taught in English.
No work experience is required.
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The Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonian: Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, EKA) is the only public university in Estonia providing higher education in art, design, architecture, media, art history and conservation-restoration. It is based in Tallinn.
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