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Media and Communication, 3D Animation and Visualization

Autumn 2017

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Core Curriculum for Media Majors
Academic and Communication Skills 5
English for the Media Industry 5
Swedish for the Media Industry 5  
Preparation for the Final Project 5      
Entrepreneurship in the Media Industry 5      
Core Courses in Visual Communication, 3D
Fundamentals of Graphic Design 5                                                        
Fundamentals of Photography 5                                                        
Drawing, Painting and Composition 5                                                        
History of Media and Art 5                                                        
Advanced Drawing and Painting 5                                                        
Core Courses in 3D Animation and Visualization
3D Project, Still Image 15                                                        
3D Characters 1 5                                                        
3D Project, Moving Image 15                                                        
3D Character Animation and Post-processing
Pre-production 1 5                                                        
Pre-production 2 5                                                        
3D Project, Animated Film 15                                                        
3D Project, Effects and Post-production 15                                                        
Fundamentals of Media Production 5                                                        
3D Game Art
3D Project, Game 15                                                        
Innovation Project
Innovation Project 10      
Elective Minor Courses
(Select 20 ECTS)
Multidisciplinary Courses in 3D Animation and Visualization
3D Characters 2 5                                                        
Showreel 5                                                        
Applied Multidisciplinary Project 5                                                        
2D Animation 5                                                        
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(Select 10 ECTS)
Internship 1 15    
Internship 2 15    
Final Project
Bachelor's Thesis 15      
Specialization Project 10                                                        
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 105303555500305302.

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

3D Animation and Visualization

Bachelor’s degree in 3D Animation and Visualization encompasses three-dimensional vizualisation, camera and character animation and the modelling of various virtual environments. Students become fluent in 3D content design, production and product development.

Graduates have found work, for example, in the areas of news graphics design on television, 2D or 3D game art design, architectural and product visualization, character animation, compositing and 3D advertising. Graduates may find a job in a design agency or in the gaming, entertainment or advertising industry, television and film production, study material production or science visualization and research.

Media and Communication

The Media Department includes three degree programs - Film and Television, Live Performance Engineering & Media and Communication - where students follow individual learning paths. The core curriculum for media majors includes courses in academic and learning skills, languages, entrepreneurship and preparation for the final project. Then students follow the learning path of their major, but the structure of the curriculum and the timing of classes enable interdisciplinary courses and projects between them.
The starting point of the learning pathway is professional competencies. The main method is project-based learning, which enables close collaboration with industry partners. In addition to internships, the degrees include several industry-linked projects.
All learning paths include a 10 credit module of elective courses and a 30 credit module of multidisciplinary courses that deepens and/or broadens students’ professional skills. It includes a number of specialization courses and an innovation project.
The elective and alternative courses facilitate the credit transfer of courses completed, for example, in an international student exchange program. Students can do their internships in Finland or abroad, and the language courses are integrated with professional courses in order to support international and multicultural skills.
In their last year of study, students complete an independent industry-related project and write a research report on it. The final project may also include an artistic or practical project, performance or documentation. The project can be carried out by a group of two or more students.