The main goal of the programme is to successfully educate creators of animated films, providing them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The further aim is to contribute to the global development of animation as an art form.
Upon completion of the MA in Animation programme, students have acquired in-depth theoretical and practical animation skills. Students can specialise in specific animation techniques and create individual projects in the appropriate technique.
Students who have completed the master’s programme are also qualified to continue their studies and pursue a doctoral degree.
Call for applications 2022/23
The Department of Animation was established at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2006, and since 2007 it has offered a two-year MA in Animation curricula. The main goal of the programme is to educate creators of animated films.
Upon completion of the Master of Animation programme, students have acquired in-depth theoretical and practical animation skills. The students can specialise in specific animation techniques and create individual projects. After graduation, the students are qualified to realise themselves as animated film creators, professionals in creative industries or teachers in their field. Students who have completed the Master’s programme are also qualified to continue their studies and pursue a doctoral degree.
Subjects fall into three categories: compulsory, elective and optional. In a number of cases, students can choose the courses that are most suitable for them. Besides lectures, master classes, seminars, exhibitions, and joint projects all take place, and independent study plays an important role.
The teaching language of the Master of Animation is English. Duration of the programme is two years (120 ECTS).
Teachers and staff: Ülo Pikkov, PhD /Visiting Professor, Head of Department, Martinus Daane Klemet /Visiting Lecturer, Sander Põldsaar / Head of the Animation Studio, Anu-Laura Tuttelberg / Film-project Coordinator, Lyza Karoly Jarvis / Project Coordinator
— Motivational letter
— Portfolio The portfolio as PDF, some previously animated films or clips can be added as separate files or as an online working link (password included if necessary). The applicant should choose up to 5 best films/ clips and mention the choice in the PDF.
— Essay of your Master’s thesis project or vision
— Tuition fee: 2500 euros per year (for citizens of EU, UK, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein; Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Switzerland); 2700 euros per year (for citizens of non EU countries)