ANI113 Animation 3: 3D animation; stop-motion and CGI

Course code: 
1 semester
Credits (ECTS): 
Level of study: 
Foundation level (bachelor’s degree level)
Full course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Animasjon 3: 3D-animasjon - stop motion og CGI
Program of study: 
Bachelor in Animation
Teaching semester: 
2021 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2021 Spring
Language of instruction: 
Norwegian / English
Required prerequisite courses
ANI121 Animation 1: Basics of animation - 2D/cartoons
Course content

Students shall, through practical exercises, explore 3-dimensional object animation (“stop-motion”) with a focus on puppet animation. Students will also be provided an introduction to functional puppet making and basic set building and lighting.

 The course will provide an introduction to 3-dimensional computerized animation, various terms and concepts within this technique, and organization of animation work with relevant software.

Admission for exchange students is based exclusively on portfolio assessment. All exchange students must submit a link to their online portfolio, together with the application documents.

Learning outcome

In accordance to the National Qualifications Framework the student will achieve the following learning outcomes after completing the course: 

Learning outcome knowledge

• the complete process of making a puppet-animated film, both analogue and digital

• digital software for 3-dimentional computerised animation

• lighting of puppet-animated films

Learning outcome skills

• be able to build and light basic sets for puppet animated films

  • be able to perform basic stop-motion puppet animation

• be able to animate digital characters and build and light basic sets in Autodesk Maya (software)

  • be able to implement a smaller project with 3-dimentional data animation
Learning outcome qualification

 • be able to think creatively and improvise

• be able to communicate audio-visual texts 

Working and learning activities

Group work and workshops. Individual work with tutoring.

Assessment requirements

Course leader informs at semester start the actual project. Final exam is on the basis of portfolio assignment.


Evaluation system

Grading will be done in accordance with the Regulations governing admission, studies and examinations at Volda University College. 


The course will be evaluated in accordance with the University College’s routines for quality assurance.

Minimum number of students: 
Maximum number of students: 
Person in charge: 
Håvard Strand
This course is part of these study programs
Bachelor in Animation
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionCommentSupported materialScope
PortfolioIndividual 1SemesterPass / fail 100 Portfolio content:
Animation practices in stop-motion
A smaller project in 3-dimentional data-animation
Form of assessment:Portfolio
Duration: 1
Type of duration:Semester
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Proportion: 100
Comment: Portfolio content:
Animation practices in stop-motion
A smaller project in 3-dimentional data-animation
Supported material:
Approval signature: 
Kate Kartveit