MA Animation explores both the theory and practice of animation. The students will deepen their knowledge of animation and its various applications, and they become professionals who are able to work as experts and creative innovators in the animation field. They will be able to design, create and head animation productions and act as member of a team. The aim of the studies is to support the development of a student’s own strengths and artistic vision, as well as critical thinking. Students will become familiar with the traditions and the current trends of animation and they are encouraged to experiment for new and fresh approaches. Ability to work in a team is central to the course, furthermore it is important to understand the different roles and disciplines in a filmmaking process (screenwriting cinematography, sound design, visual effects, production design etc.) We are looking for open minded students with solid general and artistic knowledge from their previous BA level studies. The course supports progression to research at PhD level as well as to advanced self-directed practice.
Admission Procedure & Programme-specific Requirements
Selection happens through the Aalto ARTS master’s students’ admission process. We seek candidates who already possess advanced skills in animation and have a passion to both deepen and broaden their knowledge.
The application process consists of two stages: 1) a written application which describes your background, experience and motivation and 2) a set of assignments followed by an interview, which also includes a portfolio pitch.
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
The above criteria must be demonstrated in the combination of:
- personal portfolio/creative work
- professional documentation (academic or professionally related reference)
Your portfolio should include a demoreel of creative animation work samples. The portfolio demonstrates your understanding of storytelling through animated images. It should contain work related to your artistic expression, and showcase your prior professional and/or artistic activity on a broad scale. Include a brief account of how the productions were carried out and specify your roles in them, the names of the production companies and/or commissioners, the production dates, the main artistic contributors and where the works have been publicly screened or published. Submit your demoreel either as a downloadable password protected Vimeo link or a QuickTime or MP4 file and ensure the video files work in the common Mac or PC user interfaces. Animation tests, storyboarding and concept artwork will also be approved as a part of the portfolio.
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Applications must include the applicant’s CV indicating personal data, educational background, work experience, animation productions and your work in them, screenings, exhibitions, awards, grants, study trips and positions of trust.
Before sending the application, upload your CV as a single PDF file into the application system.
Applicants must write up a motivation letter of a maximum of 4000 characters in length, explaining why they wish to apply to the degree programme in question, what their particular interests are in the field, and what their hopes and expectations are regarding studies at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The plan should explain the applicant’s personal strengths, areas of interest, artistic and design visions and artistic objectives.
要申请此工作 请将您的详细情况发送到以下邮箱 email@example.com