ANI201 Animation 4 - production/specializing 1

Course code: 
1 semester
Credits (ECTS): 
Level of study: 
Specialization level (bachelor’s degree level)
Full course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Animasjon 4 - produksjon/spesialisering 1
Teaching semester: 
2022 Spring
Program of study: 
Bachelor in Animation
Assessment semester: 
2022 Spring
Language of instruction: 
Norwegian / English
Required prerequisite courses
ANI121 Animation 1: Basics of animation - 2D/cartoons
ANI112 Animation 2
ANI113 Animation 3: 3D animation; stop-motion and CGI
Course content

Specialization course where the student through one or more practical projects is able to deepen their knowledge and skills in one or more chosen techniques.

The students can choose between two alternatives:

  1. The student shall make at least one minute of completed animation in chosen technique or a combination of techniques. A shorter project may be accepted if it is made in classic cartoon animation. No complete narrative is required, but the student shall through the work show skills and knowledge beyond the basic level in the chosen animation technique.
  2. The student takes part in an animation project related to the animation industry. It might be an advertising film, music video, a title sequence, a pilot for a program/series etc. The project can be made within the school or with an external producer/studio or as part of an international exchange at an education partner abroad. The project must be accepted by the teacher in charge. The student shall participate in, or conduct individually, an industry oriented animation project. This could be a commercial, a music video, a vignette, pilot or other relevant projects. The project could be provided by the study programme or by an external producer. The project must be approved by the course responsible.

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 students shall obtain advanced knowledge of:

• the process and production of a small animation project

• the role of the animation industry in the overall media landscape

Learning outcome skills

The students shall:

• be able to work in a professional animation studio

• be able to collaborate with other animators and understand how the animation industry works

• have extended knowledge of chosen animation technique

Learning outcome qualification

The students shall:

• be able to collaborate with colleagues on a creative project

• be able to communicate through audio-visual texts

• be able to communicate and work in an international setting

Working and learning activities

Different methods may be used according to project, individual work, workshops and team work.

Assessment requirements

The student shall present a plan for the project and a work schedule to the course leader before the project starts, at least two weeks after the beginning of the semester. The student is not allowed to start the project before the project is accepted.

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
Produkt/produksjonIndividual1SemesterPass / fail
Form of assessment:Produkt/produksjon
Type of duration:Semester
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Supported material:
Approval signature: 
Kate Kartveit