Narrative Animated Film - Bachelor
Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Narrative Animated Film - Bachelor

The bachelor’s programme in narrative animated film is for students who are interested in in making animated films. Main language of instruction is Swedish.

Animation began with experiments in lighting and image and acted as a bridge between a society of printed text and a society characterised by camera images.

To this day, animation continues to redefine the appearance of moving pictures and how they can be distributed. Digital technology has simplified the process and made it possible to achieve personal, creative independence in large productions, which has paved the way for a multitude of expressions.

Animated film is a growing industry that needs more people who can work as animators, screenwriters, illustrators of image scripts or puppet makers. The university’s many specialisations in film, media, theatre and acting make it possible to explore the numerous professional roles of the animator in collaborations and production exercises.


The Bachelor’s Programme in Narrative Animated Film

The programme alternates between theory and practice and concentrates on artistic development, technology and cooperation, which are all equally necessary in the creation of animated films.

The work will encompass both digital and analog technologies and include for example courses in software and theory and workshops in everything from clay, puppet armatures, drawing, scriptwriting, directing, dramaturgy, lighting design and sound. We will create projects freely and carry out thematic workshops in which we relate to given parameters in artistic expressions.

Lectures will be offered in dramaturgy, film history, editing, documentary storytelling and sound engineering. We will work jointly with the bachelor programme for television and film in production exercises, and there will be active contact with acting and mime students, as well as a dialog with the programmes for scenography, costume design, mask and wig design, and lighting design.

You will have ongoing contact with the film, television and media industries. Professionals will be invited in as guest instructors, lecturers and supervisors. Through your internship period, you will have the chance to test different professional roles in the production of animated film.

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  • Entry requirements

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

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  • How to apply

    When the programme is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.

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  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. Uniarts has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

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