Animated Film Course

3 portfolio movies

4-5 students per mentor

50+ hours weekly

Craft the Art of Animation

The one year intensive course of animation aims to hand over knowledge about various techniques and technologies of animated film – both hand-made and digital (computerized). Students are instructed about general animation concepts as well as specific topics like storyboarding or the structure of animation puppets, which they master as part of hands-on exercises.

The Course Objective

The course is based on the principal aesthetic notion that animated film is a specific genre of dramatic art. Animation is also approached as a specific kinetic form of fine art. During the course students learn about various techniques and technologies of animated film – both hand-made and digital (computerized). They are instructed about general animation concepts as well as specific topics like storyboarding or the structure of animation puppets, which they master as part of simple hands-on exercises.

Students’ artistic sensibilities are refined throughout the course in the classical drawing lessons. Part of the course is also basic overview of the history of animated film, both in the Czech and global perspective, and theoretical principles of animated film. The course is scheduled for two semesters.

Main courses:

  • Experimental animation
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Visual Expression and figural drawing
  • Body Animation and Mask

The specifications are to be found in the course catalogue.

Electives

Please see the elective courses and modules prepared for the one year course students.

Graduate Profile

Animated Film course graduates master the various techniques and technologies of animation, both hand-made and computerized. They improve their artistic expression. They can create a storyboard. They master the fundamental principles and concepts of animation, which they get to test in simple animation exercises. They are knowledgeable in animated film theory.

They know an overview of the history of animated film, both Czech and global. They are conversant with the current animated film and can navigate through this field. Having graduated, they can work as independent artists or further their career in creative professions as assistants and artists in professional animation environments.

Certification

All students will receive a transcript of completed courses in accordance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). These credits are accepted by and transferable to universities, academies and advanced institutions of higher learning throughout the world.
All students who successfully fulfill the requirements of their study plan will receive a Certificate from FAMU International. 


Please note that acceptance into the FAMU International One-Year Academy Preparation Program does not guarantee admission into further studies at FAMU, however the portfolio of main works completed within the course provides application material expected for most advanced studies of the discipline.

Application and admission procedure

The application requirements consist of 7 assignments. Bare with us, we will help you throughout the process. However, only completely submitted applications will be accepted into further process.

The only requirement for the applicant’s profile is to reach a minimum age of 18 years and have completed secondary school education.

In order to upload your application and assignments you need to obtain a login and a password. Which you will be given when sending a request to app@famu.cz.

Additional information: Application step-by-step

Deadlines, Dates & Tuitions

Application deadline is on February 23, 2021. You must be minimum 18 years old with completed secondary school education.

(Please note: all the deadlines are running in the Central European Time. Deadlines include the last given day, until 23:59:59.)

Further dates to notice:

  • Admission announcement: March, 2021
  • Start of the academic year, as if the orientation week: September 13, 2021
  • End of the second semester, as if the program: June 30, 2022

Accommodation, Health Insurance and Visa are not provided by FAMU. These are the responsibility of the student. FAMU provides accepted students with an Acceptance Letter which serves as one of the required visa application documents.

For detailed information please visit tuition and payments.

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How much does it cost?

Animated Film

CZK 355,000 (approx. EUR 13,000)
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