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Master in Animation

Program curriculum and final degree

Program Curriculum

The Master's Degree in Animation comprises a series of thematic areas that encompass different skills and knowledge that are essential to a producer's training. The course syllabus is organised in such a manner that contents are parallel or correlative, as the case may be. To this end, supplemental tutorials that exceed the scope of the subjects are organised within the general course syllabus as an extension to these, which are aimed providing students with the skills and knowledge required to produce an animated piece.

The subject content is the following:

  • Introduction to synthetic images
  • Digital modelling and sculpting
  • Materials and textures
  • Rigging
  • Rendering and lighting
  • Traditional animation
  • Computer animation
  • History of animation: visioning and analysis
  • Movement morphology
  • Audiovisual language structures
  • Scriptwriting workshop
  • Video technology
  • Art and character design
  • Clay modelling workshop
  • Sound design and editing
  • Technological devices
  • Audiovisual post-production
  • Movement sketching
  • End-of-course project


  • Movement morphology (16 hours)
  • Schools in the history of animation (72 hours)
  • Animation 1 (40 hours)
  • Animation 2 (48 hours)
  • Animation 3 (108 hours)
  • Modelling 1 (32 hours)
  • Modelling 2 (50 hours)
  • Image 1 (20 hours)
  • Image 2 (50 hours)
  • Image 3 (12 hours)
  • Post-production (12 hours)
  • Audiovisual language structures (38 hours)
  • Image and design (82 hours)
  • Post-production (12 hours)
  • Sound (20 hours)

Total 518 class hours

End-of-course project (120 hours) It consists of two parts:

  • Part 1. Between May and July, each student will do a personal project and submit it in full pre-production format: script, art and character design, character modelling, etc.
  • Part 2. A certain number of projects will be selected among all those submitted that best represent the stylistic and ideological diversity of the course. These projects will be done by all students divided into groups in accordance with the creative areas and/or techniques they wish to develop.

* The information contained herein may be subject to changes.

Final Degree

Master's Degree in Animation issued by Pompeu Fabra University

Master's Degree Programmes: The amount stipulated in the Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia (DOGC) must be paid by way of degree issuance rights. This fee varies from year to year and that in force on the degree application submission date will apply.

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