Study Environment

"One big playground where we get to create characters, shorts & stories. For the first time ever I am looking forward to go to school and having fun while working."

Magnus E. Myrälf
International Study Environment
The school encourages the importance of working cross culturally, experiencing a variety of insightful and inspiring perspectives brought about by the intermingling of different values and experiences. Another benefit of working “across borders” in The Animation Workshop is a financial consideration. Bachelor participants gain insight in cross-cultural co-production and the marketing of productions to the larger, global audience.

  • Approximately 85% of our teachers are drawn from the international community
  • 15% of our students in the Bachelor program are international
  • 30% of the community altogether is international
  • All teaching is in English.
  • The international visiting instructors put you in touch with the world.

A typical day at the Character Animation study
Each semester incorporates assignments and projects of varying lengths and complexity, and the teachers lead students in their day’s work towards attaining the goal of the project at hand. Typically class commences at 9.30 with a lecture of theory related to the subject of the present module followed by a practical exploration of related examples from the instructor’s own work or the work of other professionals. Students then adjourn to their respective desk spaces to work on the given assignment.

The teacher remains close at hand throughout the work day to provide additional critique and personalized mentoring as they make their rounds through the studio spaces.
Officially the close of the school day comes at 16.30 following an end-of-session critique or additional lecture depending on the demands of the specific assignment or project. Students can expect an additional 2 to 3 hours of studio work in the evenings to ensure a thorough effort with their assignments. These evening sessions also offer students an excellent opportunity to give and receive constructive critique and comments from their peers.

Upon completion of a given assignment or project, class members reconvene as a group for a final critique in which individual work is reviewed by both the instructor as well as fellow students. The forum for individual critique is open and shared. The instructor offers honest and supportive assessment of students’ work and all participants are encouraged to contribute to the conversation. This inclusive process builds character, confidence, and camaraderie while also offering a practical experience similar to the collaborative work undertaken in the professional setting.