Masters Degree in Animation in Europe

Top Masters Degrees in Animation in Europe 2019

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Studies in animation cover artistic techniques such as drawing, design principles, and modeling as well as current technology for computer imaging and motion. Students can use an animation degree to pursue a career in video game design, television, film, and other animation genres.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

Master in Animation in Europe

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Masters in 3D animation

Escola de Cinema de Barcelona
Campus Full time October 2019 Spain Barcelona

With the entry of the XXI century the use of three-dimensional images of synthesis in the field of audiovisual animation has become a phenomenon not to be habitual longer exciting. Much of the most outstanding animated films that have been made with 3D animation have become film history as rotundas masterpieces. Movies like Wall-E, UP, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, [+]

With the entry of the XXI century the use of three-dimensional images of synthesis in the field of audiovisual animation has become a phenomenon not to be habitual longer exciting. Much of the most outstanding animated films that have been made with 3D animation have become film history as rotundas masterpieces. Movies like Wall-E, UP, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, overturn or the complete saga of Toy Story, would not have had the same impact if they had done with two-dimensional animation techniques. The content and form symbolizing the personality of 3D animation are the very reason for their success. But the use of 3D beyond their mere application in animated feature films. It is surprising the huge number of objects and animated 3D characters that integrate with absolute naturalness and verisimilitude as part of a feature film, TV series or advertisement. ECIB, using the formative experience of 9zeros school, has designed a master that enhances both the technical and artistic qualities of students and their integration into a team similar to that developed in a professional animation work.... [-]


Master’s in Stop Motion Animation

Bau Design College of Barcelona
Campus Full time October 2019 Spain Barcelona

The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at a national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects. [+]

Master’s in Stop Motion Animation

The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at a national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects.

The curriculum combines craftsmanship and technology and is at the same time exhaustive and eminently practical. By means of this syllabus we promote an overall and artistic perception of the management/production of projects together with the acquisition of a solid base consisting of the fundamentals of animation, combining the foregoing with the learning of the many techniques of stop-motion: plasticine, cut-out, pixelation, sand, paint-on-glass, animation with light, etc., and placing special emphasis on animation with articulated stick figures.... [-]


State-certified Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Animated Filmmaking

MOPA
Campus Full time September 2019 France Arles

A two-year masters-level advanced training course dispensed in English and oriented towards external students with three years of study after the high school diploma, not having completed the MoPA Study Cycle 1. [+]

Transform your passion for CG animation into a winning career

A two-year masters-level advanced training course dispensed in English and oriented towards transferring students with three years’ undergraduate study or comparable work experience.

With an undergraduate qualification or equivalent experience in the digital arts, are you looking for a state-accredited, masters-level animation course? Follow in the footsteps of MoPA graduates who have mastered both technical skills and storytelling are now working in The Mill, Aardman Studios, DoubleNegative, Mikros and more...winning prizes like SIGGRAPH and shortlisted for the OSCARS.

Qualified and ready to join professional teams as soon as you graduate, a MoPA qualification is the passport to ambitious careers in a world of international studios and opportunities.... [-]


Master in Character Animation

Universal Arts School
Online Campus Full time September 2019 USA Los Angeles Spain Valencia + 3 more

Study animation like in a real production environment. The objective of this course is to teach you to work in the creative field to produce at a professional level any type of work regarding character animation focused on the entertainment industry. [+]

Study animation like in a real production environment.

The objective of this course is to teach you to work in the creative field to produce at a professional level any type of work regarding character animation focused on the entertainment industry.

Who is it for?

It is aimed at both professionals in the field and people who want to build a career in the field of Animation and/or Production CGI. This training is for Graduates as well as non-graduates since it is a completely autonomous and empirical training in a new professional sector. With this training, the person obtains the professional category of Character Animator that can work in Film, Shorts, Advertising, Video Games, etc. There are no prerequisites, you start at level 0 and it is intended for all audiences.... [-]


Master in Animation Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time November 2019 Italy Milan

3th edition - Studying Animation Design at IED means learning the art of telling stories through animation, imagining, creating and building characters and environments, to make them live in new scenarios. The demand for Animation Designers is increasingly growing: from advertising to TV series, from feature to short films, from docufiction to games, cross and transmedia productions and special effects for film and TV productions. The Master in Animation Design trains animation professionals ready to work in new scenarios, providing technical skills and competitive professional tools to propose, write and realize cutting-edge projects: short films, series, cross-media projects. The training programme enhances personal creativity and stimulates students to seek new forms of contamination between the different visual and stylistic expressions of animation. [+]

THE COURSE IS HELD IN ITALIAN LANGUAGEStudying Animation Design at IED means learning the art of telling stories through animation, imagining, creating and building characters and environments, to make them live in new scenarios.

The demand for Animation Designers is increasingly growing: from advertising to TV series, from feature to short films, from docufiction to games, cross and transmedia productions and special effects for film and TV productions. The Master in Animation Design trains animation professionals ready to work in new scenarios, providing technical skills and competitive professional tools to propose, write and realize cutting-edge projects: short films, series, cross-media projects.... [-]


Master in Animation

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time August 2019 Estonia Tallinn

Estonian Academy of Arts is offering a 2-year Master of Animation programme to postgraduate students interested in animation directing and filmmaking. [+]

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 (taught in English). The Animation MA programme is taught by Professor Priit Pärn and Associate Professor Olga Pärn. 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.

The animation is a thriving medium and developing at a greater pace than ever before. It has become part of mass culture, as well as one of its principal forms. Animation can be seen in digital screen graphics, computer games, music videos, films, etc. The basis for any film – including animated film – is the story. The greatest problem in the film world is the lack of good stories. In most of the world’s animation schools, students are not taught the art of good story writing. This is something that sets our programme apart. We place an emphasis on the story and teach Professor Pärn’s unique methodology for creating film scripts.... [-]


Master in 2D Digital Animation

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Full time October 2019 Spain Barcelona

2D animation is the traditional animation technique. We go a step further by taking it to the digital world thanks to the new tools and techniques that exist in the market, which allow us to give more life and movements to our characters and 2D animation objects. [+]

2D animation is the traditional animation technique. We go a step further by taking it to the digital world thanks to the new tools and techniques that exist in the market, which allow us to give more life and movements to our characters and 2D animation objects. Throughout the program you will be creating and giving life to your own designs in a digital environment, surprisingly, assuming and creating innovative concepts and styles through new digital techniques. You will be involved in a creative and 100% practical environment, getting involved from the first day in real projects. Having an active teaching staff in the labor market giving you the guidelines to obtain the best results, adapting them to the current needs of the same.... [-]


Master in Character Animation

Seeway - Barcelona
Campus Part time October 2019 Spain Barcelona

Character animation is a profession that bases its secret on endowing life and soul with a priori inanimate elements. This ability is what generates a strong connection between the animated character and the public. [+]

Character animation is a profession that bases its secret on endowing life and soul with a priori inanimate elements. This ability is what generates a strong connection between the animated character and the public.

For this reason, we have developed a program in character animation that, beyond developing and perfecting your animation techniques, focuses on finding and enhancing your own style.

Throughout the program you will work with the most used computer tools in professional environments to animate figures and characters of higher quality.

You will be involved in an educational environment of first level, learning with great professionals in the animation sector and getting involved in 100% real projects.... [-]


Digital Directing

ArtFX
Campus Full time September 2019 France Montpellier

“Become the actor of the visual innovations of tomorrow” [+]

DIGITAL DIRECTOR DIPLOMA IN 5 YEARS (Master’s degree equivalent)

VFX, 3D Animationa and CG Specializations

The first two years are designed to provide a solid foundation for students before embarking on filmmaking. The first year is a preparation artistic class. The courses are divided into short interventions around basic themes and concrete projects to help the students become familiar with the different concepts.

1st Year> Acquisition of Solid Bases in Cinema

Artistic & Cultural Development - Maturity of Work

Goals

Acquire solid artistic and cultural bases Gain work maturity to give yourself every chance to succeed Develop your creativity, your curiosity, and your ingenuity Acquire an artistic and cinematographic culture Master the basics of drawing, photography, sculpture, film analysis and animation Learn about teamwork and organization Acquire the basics of Business English communication ... [-]

Master of Fine Arts MFA in Animation

Paris College Of Art
Full time September 2019 France Paris

This two-year program in Animation offers a curriculum that emphasizes digital technology skill sets required to express creative ideas. The program explores digital animation as a form of visual expression and it is designed as a practiced-based and process-oriented program to prepare students to work as independent artists or for a commercial studio. Professional skills and an understanding of the industry in Europe and the United States is an integral part of the program. Students can also elect to take classes to prepare them to become teaching professionals. The program offers a unique blend of studio practice, and theoretical and art historical training in the European and French contexts. [+]

This two-year program in Animation offers a curriculum that emphasizes digital technology skill sets required to express creative ideas. The program explores digital animation as a form of visual expression and it is designed as a practiced-based and process-oriented program to prepare students to work as independent artists or for a commercial studio. Professional skills and an understanding of the industry in Europe and the United States is an integral part of the program. Students can also elect to take classes to prepare them to become teaching professionals. The program offers a unique blend of studio practice, and theoretical and art historical training in the European and French contexts.... [-]