Animation - Master fulltime programme
More about this master
What will you be trained to do
The Master of Animation is an opportunity to lay the foundation for a long-term, sustainable career in the creative sector. Students graduate with the skills necessary to respond to opportunities in a rapidly evolving field, as well as the ability to adapt to future changes.
Your studies will take place within a diverse community of Master's students from many different backgrounds. Engaging with people from all over the world in a multidisciplinary environment will enrich your practice and allow you to build a unique network of peers. Furthermore, through active collaboration with makers and studios outside of the academy, you will gain experience in a wide range of practices and build a valuable professional network. Our hands-on, interdisciplinary approach enables you to take bold steps in your career after graduation.
What is expected of you
We invite applications from animators and illustrators committed to exploring the growing application of animation within art, design and interactive media. The programme is designed for you if you want to develop a wider understanding of animation in order to fulfil your potential.
Programme structure Animation - Master
The lesson time is used not for the linear transfer of information, but rather as a forum for student-led discussion and constructive critique of ideas and problem solving. The undertaking of contextual research and the development of a research question(s) is essential to the articulation of you own personal style and attitude.
Dedicated workshops, modules, research seminars, group critiques and tutorials support you in developing a critical toolbox of forms of creative practice.
The curriculum offers you flexibility, as well as a fixed programme of classes.
Fixed elements are:
- Independent Studio Practice
- Professional Practice
- Research Seminars
With these flexible elements you can design your own curriculum:
- (international) study trips to animation festivals in Europe, such as: Pictoplasma, OFFF, Annecy and ITFS/FMX.
The most significant point of reference is your self-directed research and independent studio project.
Admissions requirements Animation - Master
Animation is open to Bachelor of Animation and Bachelor of Illustration graduates. Or similar practicing professionals in the field with experience in animation. Verbal and written proficiency in English is required.
An admissions interview is conducted with every student.
The selection committee (made up of two tutors who teach in the Master's programme) assesses the level of proficiency during the entrance examination (selection assessment). Written proficiency will be assessed through an existing dissertation or a given assignment.
Practical information Animation - Master
If you have decided to pursue this study programme you will need to register for it. Before you do, make sure you have informed yourself about our rules and regulations.
Please apply via our Dutch website if you are a Dutch student.
You must apply for this bachelor's degree programme via the Studielink website.
In addition to the application procedure via Studielink you must also send us several documents.
Be sure to keep an eye on the enrolment deadline. You will find the deadline at 'Admissions requirements' of this programme.
|Start month||Location||Application deadline|
|September||EEA||1 August 2024|
|September||Non EEA||1 May 2024|
After application we will contact you to inform you on the further procedure.
Scholarships are much sought after nowadays: nearly every student who decides to study abroad considers applying for one. Information about scholarships specific to Avans University of Applied Sciences can be found on our scholarship page.
For more information please contact Student Support on +31 (0) 88 525 75 50 or via this contact form.
In the overview below you will find the tuition fee amounts that have been set for new students at Avans University of Applied Sciences.
Which of these 3 fees applies to you depends on the category you are in. In general, students from the European Economic Area (EEA) pay the statutory fee, while other students pay the institutional or non-EEA fee. Exchange students generally pay their tuition fees to their home institution and not to Avans.
Please check the tuition fees page for detailed information.
|Statutory fee||€ 2,314,-||2023 - 2024|
|Non-EER fee||€ 8,852,-||2023 - 2024|
|Institution fee||€ 8,852,-||2023 - 2024|
|Statutory fee||€ 2,530,-||2024 - 2025|
|Non-EER fee||€ 9,680,-||2024 - 2025|
|Institution fee||€ 9,680,-||2024 - 2025|
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