Animation and Visual Effects

Full-time Bachelor’s Program:

Visual Arts Programme
*We’re currently accepting applications for 2022-2023 while we await our accreditation. .

Year 1
Media sociology and psychology; Introduction to marketing communication; Culture of written and spoken language; Acting in animation; History of film and animation; History of art and culture; Animation and VFX – studio; Drawing; Film foundation; Intermedia performance; Type essentials; Annual project
Year 2
History of film and animation; History of art and culture; Animation and VFX – studio; Drawing; Film foundation; Intermedia performance; Annual project; Specifics of advertising industry; English – major seminar; Foreign language
Year 3
Animation and VFX – studio; English – major seminar; Foreign language; Philosophy and aesthetics; Working with sources; Optional seminar 1; Optional seminar 2; Professional experience
Year 1
Media sociology and psychology; Introduction to marketing communication; Culture of written and spoken language; Acting in animation; History of film and animation; History of art and culture; Animation and VFX – studio; Drawing; Film foundation; Intermedia performance; Type essentials; Annual project
Year 2
History of film and animation; History of art and culture; Animation and VFX – studio; Drawing; Film foundation; Intermedia performance; Annual project; Specifics of advertising industry; English – major seminar; Foreign language
Year 3
Animation and VFX – studio; English – major seminar; Foreign language; Philosophy and aesthetics; Working with sources; Optional seminar 1; Optional seminar 2; Professional experience
When you study animation and visual effects with us, you’ll get all the training you need to enter the fast-growing world of new media: special effects, 3D-animation,  gaming, video advertising production, virtual reality, and more. During your practical coursework, you’ll be guided by experienced teachers and world-renowned professionals. Our school has close ties with top animation and post-production companies so you can try out your new knowledge and skills in the studio

We’ll teach you all the essentials of screen-based 2D- and 3D-animation as well as motion graphics, title sequencing, and narrative and video editing for advertising, infographics, and music promotion. Plus you’ll become a pro at Nuke and Maya 3D, the software of choice of the world’s top animation and special effects studios. Want to do something outside the digital tech space? We prepare you to work in areas like conceptual art, digital painting and drawing, and matte painting. Add basic training in the social sciences and sophisticated self-presentation and communication skills, and you can be confident of your success in any creative role. Have your sights set on working at a world-famous studio? Or would you rather be your own boss?

Knowledge based on real-world experience

We emphasize true mastery of digital technologies and attention to your craft and creative practice. In your first year of studio seminars, you’ll immerse yourself in the pro-level 3D-animation program Maya and composition program Nuke. You’ll get familiar with the work of graphics, special effects, and game studios and experiment with different creative approaches. You’ll also learn how to animate 3D characters and use actors in animation projects. Our special drawing course teaches you simple powerful ways to express complex thoughts and concepts. After the first two semesters of study, you’ll be ready to create your own animated or VFX trick exercise – a simple short film.

Theory + practice

We bring together theory and practice so you get the maximum benefit from both these kinds of training. During your degree, you’ll experience a wide range of design approaches, learn from industry pioneers and innovators, and master specialist software and equipment. You’ll consult daily with the best brains in the animation and visual effects space. In your second year, you’ll progress to more advanced 3D-animation and VFX techniques and experiment with different storytelling tools (framing devices, shot types, editing styles, montage sequences). We’ll teach you how to compose realistic and more stylized shots and create convincing characters, props,
and settings. Then, in our trick films creative analysis unit, you’ll workshop different analytical and interpretive methods and learn how to build a studio pipeline. Your final year will culminate in your bachelor’s thesis project, aka your very own film! Throughout the semester, we adjust the programme to meet each individual student’s needs.

This is the right programme for you if you want to be a:

  • 3D animator
  • Game designer
  • VFX specialist
  • 2D animator
  • Motion designer
  • VR specialist

On-line application

Teachers & Mentors

MgA. Martin Hovorka
Head of Animation and VFX studio and specialization

Bachelor’s Degree Admission Requirements

Prospective students seeking bachelor’s degree admissions must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for enrollment:

  • Be a high school graduate; or
  • Have successfully completed the General Educational Development (GED) test; or
  • Be a transfer student from another accredited college or university

Students must submit proof that they have met one of the above criteria to be accepted at the college or university. Czech universities require foreign students to have their high school diploma verified by the Czech authorities. It’s an easy process and we will assist accordingly.

Basic: 3 790 EUR

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