Master of Arts in Computer Animation and Visual effects

General

Programme Description

You will be able to establish yourself as a computer animation and Visual effects designer in the worlds of film, television, audio effects and web productions, training towards gaining mastery of digital techniques and optimizing your manual skill, cultural awareness and creative abilities.

Creativity and technology to create computer animation and visual effects.

The MA Degree Programme in Computer Animation and Visual Effects at RUFA is an artistic specialization course designed to train designers in digital animation and visual effects for film, television, audiovisual productions and the web to blend digital technology, manual reproduction, cultural know-how and creative capacity.

Computer animation and Visual effects are part of the creative and operative resources often used in the creation of movement, action and narration.

In computer animation, there is a world of professional opportunities.

In the world of audiovisual production, the demand for digital animation and visual effects professionals is very high. The available technical resources to create visual effects and animation are in continuous and constant development, and the digitally enhanced image is an essential creative ingredient.

For this reason, a designer today that knows how to create visual effects and digital animation has a successful professional career path ahead of them in 3D animation and motion graphics, in filmmaking, television, video games and advertising.

Learn and design, manage and create an animated product.

The MA Degree Programme in Computer Animation and Visual Effects puts emphasis on teaching how to produce animation and young designers must use their theoretical knowledge to develop content (conceptual study and psychological analysis, history of cinema, analysis and writing of film expression, deep understanding of the process of animation, historic and cultural environments) and their hands-on technical abilities to design and create their own animated products (storyboarding, creating animated sequencing, 2D compositing and 3D software utilization).

The course also includes learning how to manage and produce an entire creative project (design, content, script, production plan, teamwork and deadline management).

Studying and producing to prepare for the future.

The MA Degree Programme in Computer Animation and Visual Effects produces concrete results: the digital clips and the original productions created by students are sent to festivals and entered into competitions. They will also be included in the student’s digital portfolio, which they will present to future employers.

In order to prepare students so that they are best able to create and produce their own material, the course offers a rich collection of seminars, workshops, professional encounters, internships and experimentation opportunities with partner companies in the industry.

The MA Degree Programme in Computer Animation and Visual Effects at RUFA is part of the Department of Design and Applied Arts/ New Technology for the Arts, the section of RUFA academic studies that provide a high level of specialization and technical preparation, setting high standards of academic and design learning year after year. By graduating in Computer Animation and Visual effects you will be able to become: 3D Modeler, Texture Artist, Lighting Technician, Animator, TD rigger, Compositor, Computer animation director, Storyboard artist, Concept artist, Cartoonist.

Academy Degrees are equivalent to Master’s university degrees.

*The course is available only in the Italian language.

Coordinator: Pietro Ciccotti

Tutor: Pietro Ciccotti

Lecturers: Mario Bellina, Pietro Ciccotti, Paolo De Murtas, Alessandro Feliciani, Gabriele Filippelli, Filippo Foglietti, Renato Fontana, Rinaldi Irene, Federico Landini, Orfeo Leone, Sergio Riccardi, Dafne Sartori, Gianluca Sportelli, Giorgio Tiranti.

MA Degree Programme in Computer Animation - Suggested Training Programme - Design Department

Year Subject CFA Hours
I Year Animation 1 10 125
Compositing Tools 6 75
3D Tools 1 6 75
Animation Drawing 6 75
Direction 6 75
Media and Visual culture 6 45
History of Animated video and Film 6 75
Cinematography 6 75
Illustration 6 /
Internship/workshop 2 50
II Year 3D Tools 2 6 75
Character Animation 8 100
Animation 2 10 125
Special Effects 8 100
Motion Graphics 6 75
Sound Design 6 75
Internship/workshop 6 150
Thesis 10 /
Total Credits 120

Admission to the Master of Arts programs

To be admitted to the Master of Arts programs you will need to submit:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Recognized through a “Declaration of Value in Loco (DV)” and legalization of the qualification (to be requested at the Italian Embassy / Consulate of your Country).
  • A certificate stating that you have an adequate level of Italian or English (depending on if you wish to attend an MA in Italian or English), achieved over the last 10 years. If you have achieved your qualification in an English/Italian speaking Country, or if the program you attended was in English/Italian you may not be required to submit a language certification.
  • For non-EU students: a study visa is required to attend the Academic programs. Students must send a copy of their residence permit/residence permit request to the International students' office 8 days after arriving in Italy.

Students are also required to pass an admission test.

Deadlines regarding admission

Deadline to apply for the test

  • First session: 16 January 2020
  • Second session: 16 April 2020
  • Third session: 4 June 2020
  • Fourth session: 10 September 2020
  • Fifth session: 1 October 2020

Admission test

  • First session: 20-24 January 2020
  • Second session: 18 April 2020
  • Third session: 8-12 June 2020
  • Fourth session: 14-15 September 2020
  • Fifth session: 5-6 October 2020

Direct enrollment deadline

  • 1 October 2020
Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

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