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Master's Program in Animation

Aalto University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Aalto University

About this program

Master's Program in Animation

Would you like to deepen your knowledge of animation, create visually engaging worlds and breathe life into characters? The Animation program explores both the theory and practice of this most imaginative and joyous form of art. The demand for animated content has expanded rapidly and it is not anymore limited to one particular field in the entertainment industry. In this multidisciplinary program, you will learn workflows and various applications from leading professionals in project-based teaching, according to your personal study plan. If you're open for new ways of learning, well rounded with great artistic skills, we're looking for you! The course supports progression to research at the doctoral level as well as to advanced self-directed practice.

Admission requirements

We seek candidates who already possess advanced skills in animation and have a passion to both deepen and broaden their knowledge.

Animation Major applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • a high level of past achievement (in education, in professional experience or in other creative practice)
  • strong professional interest and capacity to achieve the Masters’ standard

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The study program focuses on storytelling and visualization, character design, character animation and directing, covering almost any 2D and 3D animation techniques (from CGI to cartoon and stop frame). The students will explore a range of both technical and conceptual approaches to animation. They have the opportunity to produce short form animation across 2D & 3D to set briefs. They will also engage in theoretical seminars and analysis of animation art. The curriculum consists of workshops, masterclasses, projects and MA dissertation.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


For non-EU/EEA citizens: €15000/year


Upon completion of the program, students will graduate with a Master of Arts (Art and Design) degree. 

Career paths

Today you see animation everywhere from the Internet and mobile phones to movies, commercials, special effects, VR and games. Animation is a progressive career option with many opportunities to excel. You can produce animated films both collaboratively and as solo ventures. You can work as animator, animation director, supervisor, producer, layout artist, storyboard artist, concept artist etc. depending on your study choices. You may also be employed in applied professional tasks in the animation field such as festivals, financing and distribution.

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Aalto University

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Aalto University

Otakaari 1B
02150 Espoo

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