ERAANI201 Animation production

Course code: 
1 semester
Credits (ECTS): 
Level of study: 
Specialization level (bachelor’s degree level)
Full course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Animation production
Program of study: 
Bachelor in Animation
Teaching semester: 
2021 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2021 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
Required prerequisite knowledge

Basic mastering of animation techniques

Course content

The students can choose one of two alternatives:

1. The student shall make at least one minute of completed animation in a chosen technique or a combination of techniques. A shorter project may be accepted if it is made in classic 2D animation. No complete narrative is required, but the student shall through the work show skills and knowledge beyond basic level in the chosen animation technique.
2. The student take 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 international exchange at an education partner abroad.The project must be accepted by the teacher in charge.

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 with the National Qualifications Framework the student will have following learning outcome after completing the course:

Learning outcome knowledge

The students should

  • attain extended knowledge about the process and production of a small animation project.
Learning outcome skills

The students should

  • 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 should

  • be able to collaborate with colleagues on a creative project
  • be able to communicate with audiovisual 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 examintions 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: 
Andres Mänd
This course is part of these study programs
Erasmus Exchange Programme
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionCommentSupported materialScope
Portfolio--Pass / fail
Form of assessment:Portfolio
Type of duration:-
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Supported material:
Approval signature: 
Kate Kartveit