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Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

A Virtual Production - Previsualization - Course

A Virtual Production - Previsualization is a course for those who want to learn more about the process of previsualization of visual works. The course introduces the use of game engines to create animated storyboards in realtime. It will also touch on the subject of Photogrammetry for asset creation and the benefit of Virtual Reality for realtime simulation.

After the course the participants will have a clear understanding of how to use realtime technology for story development, scene breakdowns and/or set design tests.

The course is aimed for those who are working with film (feature films, TV drama), computer games or have a background in fine arts. You apply with your own project that you would like to previsualize. We encourage you to apply in teams.

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    The course is given full time during five weeks including lectures, workshops, production and team supervision.

    Take part of earlier projects in previsualization.

    Course teacher

    Course leader is Mirko Lempert, assistant professor in visual media

     

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirement: for studies at the second cycle.

    Specific entry requirement:

    - English 5.

    - At least 90 HE credits in an artistic or humanistic field, or equivalent.

    - Relevant documented work experience in the fields of computer game, film and media production, performing arts or free art.

    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.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

  • Valuable prior knowledge

    In addition to the entry requirements for the course, it is valuable if you have knowledge in 3D modeling, animation or game engines (eg Unity, Unreal), but this is not a requirement

  • How to apply

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

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    When you have entered the application system:

    1. Register by stating your name and e-mail address.
    2. Fill in your personal data (including your Swedish civic registration number if you have one).
    3. Fill in the application form and upload the required documents.

    Before uploading your documents, they must be prepared as follows:

    • You must scan your original documents. If the document is in colour, scan it in colour.
    • Be sure to scan ALL pages in the document, even those that just contain instructions or other information that is not necessarily information about your grades. It must be the complete document and all the pages should be in the same file.
    • If you upload copies of original documents, (degree certificates, transcript of records etc.) they must be certified/attested! This means that another person must sign their name, write their name in block letters and provide their telephone number on each document copy you submit. This person, by signing, is certifying that the copy you submit is an exact copy of the original.
    • All documents must be in PDF-format.
    • Please name the file with content and your name for example: CV_ first name_ family name
       

    The following documents have to be uploaded for your application to be complete.

    1. A copy of your passport or national identity card (unless you are a Swedish citizen)

    Applicants from non-EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, need to pay application fee for higher education in Sweden, and if admitted a tuition fee. If you are a citizen in an EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, you do not have to pay application or tuition fees. Please upload a copy of your passport/valid national identity card as we need to check your nationality. If you have a Swedish civic registration number, or Swedish citizenship, you do not need to upload a copy of your passport. Remember to state your Swedish civic registration number when you fill in your personal data.

    2. Documentation showing that you meet the general entry requirements for studies at second cycle/advanced level.
    • Upload a transcript of record showing that you have previous university studies.
    • if you do not have the required courses from university studies you can apply for recognition of prior learning (see below).

    We only accept documents in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator.

    Please note that we do not accept print outs from Antagning.se. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.

    3. Documentation showing that you meet the specific Entry Requirements.
    • Upload document/certificate of English 5.
    • Upload attested documents that verify that you fulfil the specific entry requirement of 90 credits within artistic or humanistic field. If you do not have the required courses from university studies you can apply for recognition of prior learning (see below)
    • Upload attested documents that verify that you fulfil the specific entry requirement of relevant documented work experience in the fields of computer game, film and media production, performing arts or free art. For example employer’s certificate/contracts or other certificates. They must be signed and dated.
    4. Description of project

    Upload a description of a project of maximum 1 page (4 000 signs, including blanks) where you also motivate why you need to previsulize the project. It´s important that you motivate why the project is in need of previzualization and your role in it, for example producer, fotographer, director, scriptwriter, architect, artist, art director, level designer et cetera. We encourage you to apply in teams, maximum three persons per team, every team member must apply for the course. 

    Applying for recognition of prior learning

    If you do not meet the general requirements and/or specific requirements you can apply for recognition of prior learning. When you apply for recognition of prior learning you should upload:

    • a letter explaining why you think that you will manage the studies even though you do not fulfil the general entry requirements and/or specific entry requirements.

    • signed documents/certificates that confirm your merits/experiences that you refer to in your letter and CV. The documents you upload need to be signed and dated by the person/s that wrote them. We only accept documents on in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.

    Here you can find more information regarding prior learning/exemption.

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

    Confirmation of your application

    When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail: support@varbi.com

    Technical difficulties with your application?

    E-mail: support@varbi.com
    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30) 

  • When you have applied

    If there are more eligible applicants than available places there will be a selection. In a first step the selection is based on a joint assessment based on the submitted documentation. If needed, there will be interviews in a second step. 

  • 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.

    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.

    The tuition fee for the courses is 157 500 SEK.

    Read more about application and study fees, how to pay to Uniarts and tuition fee scholarships.