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B.Sc.Animation

Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA)
Lithuania, Vilnius, Klaipeda, Kaunas, Telšiai
Tuition fee €3,761.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time
Registration fee €100.00 one-time

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Overview

It is the only university type bachelor programme in Lithuania that helps to integrate animation technologies into artistic creation and influences processes in national culture. Animation bachelor study programme includes collaboration with other Lithuania and foreign universities, Lithuania animation studios, exhibition curators; theoretical and practical seminars and international students’ symposiums are organized. The artists, who are animation programme graduates, create contemporary animation that maintains its functional purpose to satisfy aesthetical and functional needs of society, or emphasizing their exceptional creative expression integrate into contemporary art arena.

Graduates have to be able to define the field of their creative interests, formulate creative interests and reasonably choose the means of expression in implementation of their creative ideas. Graduates should ground used means of expression, be able to critically analyse their creation in the context of contemporary art, pass on the information to the specialists of animation and wider interested audience. They are to have career management and learning skills to study independently. In the process of studies the difficulty of formulated tasks is consistently adjusted to relevant animation technologies. Art theory and practice are studied and seeking professionalism, animation works are performed.

Programme structure

Graduates have to be able to define the field of their creative interests, formulate creative interests and reasonably choose the means of expression in implementation of their creative ideas. Graduates should ground used means of expression, be able to critically analyse their creation in the context of contemporary art, pass on the information to the specialists of animation and wider interested audience. They are to have career management and learning skills to study independently. In the process of studies the difficulty of formulated tasks is consistently adjusted to relevant animation technologies. Art theory and practice are studied and seeking professionalism, animation works are performed.

Course structure diagram with credits

1 semester

Course
I. General mandatory university study subjects
1 Introduction to Contemporary Art and Theories (HB0216)
2 The History of Western Art: Ancient and Medieval Art until the 15th c. (HB0019)
3 Foreign Language
II. Mandatory courses of study area
4 Media Theory (MB1227)
5 Visual Expression (MB1230)
Total: 30 ECTS

2 semester

Course
I. General mandatory university study subjects
1 The History of Western Art: 15th-19th c. (HB0021)
2 Applied Foreign Language
II. Mandatory courses of study area
3 Animation 2 (MB0513)
4 Graphic Expression 1 (MB0416)
5 History of Animation (MB0518)
III. Elective general and study field subjects
6 Management (SB0091)
7 The History of Philosophy (HB0022)
Total: 30 ECTS

3 semester

Course
I. General mandatory university study subjects
1 Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art (HB0025)
2 The History of Western Art: 20th – 21st c. (HB0023)
II. Mandatory courses of study area
3 Animation 3 (MB0514)
4 Graphic expression 2 (MB0419)
5 Workshop 1 (MB0417)
III. Elective general and study field subjects
6 Basics of Interactive Art and the Programming Environment of Pure Data (BB0027)
7 History of Film (HB0296)
8 History of Photography (HB0181)
9 Management of Cultural Projects (SB0089)
10 Modern art in Lithuania (HB0195)
Total: 30 ECTS

4 semester

Course
II. Mandatory courses of study area
1 Animation 4 (MB0515)
2 Graphic expression 3 (MB0424)
3 Multimedia (MB0420)
4 3D Modelling 1 (MB0560)
III. Elective general and study field subjects
5 Contemporary Art Hybrids in Theories and Practices (HB0297)
6 Intersections of Art and Technology (HB0295)
7 Introduction into Entrepreneurship (SB0004)
8 Introduction to Visual Culture Studies (HB0028)
9 Popular culture communication (SB0090)
10 Optional Courses (Spring) (BA)
Total: 30 ECTS

5 semester

Course
II. Mandatory courses of study area
1 Animation 5 (MB0516)
2 Drawing 5 (MB0177)
3 Workshop 2 (MB0482)
4 3D Modelling 2 (MB0561)
III. Elective general and study field subjects
5 Book Art (HB0199)
6 Creativity and Innovation Management (SB0093)
7 Digital Marketing (SB0088)
8 Sound expression technologies 1 (MB0506)
9 Theoretical and Institutional Contexts of Contemporary Art (HB0034)
10 Optional Courses (Autumn) (BA)
Total: 30 ECTS

6 semester

Course

I. General mandatory university study subjects
1 Lithuanian language for specific purposes and public speaking (HB0192)
II. Mandatory courses of study area
2 Animation 6 (MB0517)
3 Drawing 6 (MB0178)
4 3D Animation (MB0628)
III. Elective general and study field subjects
5 Art in Public Space (HB0038)
6 Artist in the Society 2 (MB2054)
7 Cultural Policy (SB0016)
8 Queer Images in Art and Popular Culture (HB0252)
9 Sound expression and technologies 2 (MB0507)
10 20th c. Applied Art and Design (HB0030)
Total: 30 ECTS

7 semester

Course
II. Mandatory courses of study area
1 Final Work Project (Animation) (MB0001)
2 Workshop 3 (MB0497)
III. Elective general and study field subjects
3 Basics of Interactive Art
5 Creativity and Innovation Management (SB0093)
6 Digital Marketing (SB0088)
7 History of Film (HB0296)
8 History of Photography (HB0181)
9 Management of Cultural Projects (SB0089)
10 Modern art in Lithuania (HB0195)
11 Sound expression technologies 1 (MB0506)
12 Theoretical and Institutional Contexts of Contemporary Art (HB0034)
13 Optional Courses (Autumn) (BA)
Total: 30 ECTS

8 semester

Course
II. Mandatory courses of study area
1 Artist’s Career Management (MB0503)
2 Final BA Project (Animation) (MB0931)
Total: 30 ECTS
Total Per Study Programme: 240
Applied Foreign Language

Course ECTS
1 Applied German language (B1 level) 2 (HB0114) 3
2 Applied English language (A2 level) 2 (HB0088) 3
3 Applied English language (B2 level) 2 (HB0090) 3
4 Applied French language (A2 level) 2 (HB0094) 3
5 Applied French language (B1 level) 2 (HB0096) 3
6 Applied French language (B2 level) 1 (HB0097) 3
7 Applied English language (B1 level) 2 (HB0107) 3
8 Applied German language (A2 level) 2 (HB0112) 3
9 Applied German language (B2 level) 2 (HB0116) 3
Foreign Language

Course ECTS
1 Applied English language (B2 level) 1 (HB0108) 3
2 Applied English language (C2 level) 1 (HB0123) 3
3 Applied German language (A2 level) 1 (HB0111) 3
4 Applied German language (B2 level) 1 (HB0115) 3
5 Applied French language (A2 level) 1 (HB0093) 3
6 Applied French language (B1 level) 1 (HB0095) 3
7 Applied French language (B2 level) 2 (HB0159) 3
8 Applied German language (B1 level) 1 (HB0113) 3
9 Applied English language (B1 level) 1 (HB0089) 3
Optional Courses (Autumn) (BA)

Course
1 Global and Lithuanian Graphic Art contexts (MB1284)
2 Stained-glass Composition and Technique (Classical Stained Glass Technique) 1 (MB0437)
3 The Painting on Glass Technologies (MB1824)
4 Glass Technology 1 (MB0443)
5 Transformation of Artistic Expression. Relations of Sound and Image (BB0022)
6 Lithuanian Theatre Arts (MB1151)
7 History and Construction of the Costume in Western Europe 1 (MB0483)
8 Introduction of Heritage Management, History of Conservation of Cultural Properties, Ethics (HB0223)
9 History of Interior Décor in the 15- 20th cc. (HB0221)
10 Special course (English B2 level) 3 (HB0164)
11 Special course (German A1 level) 1 (HB0285)
12 Special course (French A1 level) 1 (HB0250)
13 Textile Design: Carpet (MB0385)
14 History of Textile (MB0375)
15 Fabric Dyeing and Printing Basics (MB1060)
16 Weaving on a Vertical Frame (MB1204)
17 Textile Design: Art Accessory (MB1058)
18 Textile Design: Felt Art (MB0400)
19 Textile Design: Tufting (MB1510)
20 Plastic Anatomy (MB2050)
21 Contemporary painting means of expression 1 (MB0599)
22 Discourses of Contemporary Painting 1 (MB1135)
23 Ceramic Technology 1 (MB0006)
24 Trends in Contemporary Architecture (HB0288)
25 History of Design 1 (MB0551)
26 Colour Studies and 2D Composition (MB1566)
27 Theory of Design (MB0566)
28 Performance art basics 1 (MB1176)
29 Polish Language 1 (HB0046)
30 19th c. Lithuanian and European Art and Architecture (HB0061)
31 Physical training and healthy lifestyle 1 (SB0008)
32 Art Since 1960 (HB0298)
33 Calligraphy (MB0273)
34 Graphic Design (MB0274)
35 Graphic Design 3 (MB1945)
36 Photography Basics (MB1323)
37 Design Portfolio (MB1322)
38 Design Presentation (MB1319)
39 Paint. The possibility of interpretation 1. (MB1494)
40 Visual expression 5. Figūratyvus. A realistic paradigm of artistic rendition. (MB2018)
41 Contemporary Art: Processes and Tendencies (HB0003)
42 Lithuanian Art from 1940 (HB0073)
43 Polish language 3 (HB0150)
44 Bureau of Investigation 5 (MB0207)
45 Computer Aided Design 1(“Adobe Illustrator”) (MB2055)
Optional Courses (Spring) (BA)

Course
1 Polish Language 2 (HB0049)
2 Contemporary Architecture and Art (BB0020)
3 17th -18th c. European Art and Architecture (HB0056)
4 The Basics of Architecturology (HB0057)
5 Applied Art until the 20th c. (HB0069)
6 Special course (French A2 level) 2 (HB0098)
7 Special course (German A2 level) 2 (HB0147)
8 Special course (English C1 level) 4 (HB0165)
9 Polish Language 4 (HB0187)
10 Fundamentals of historical and art criticisms researches (HB0220)
11 Preventive Protection of Works of Art (HB0222)
12 Architecture of 20th Century (HV0001)
13 Ceramic technology 2 (MB0009)
14 Ceramic Outdoor Burning (MB0113)
15 Bureau of Investigation 4 (MB0206)
16 Composition of Natural Light (MB0331)
17 Experimental Fabrics (MB0388)
18 Bookbinding (MB0410)
19 Glass Technology 2 (MB0444)
20 History of European Costume 2 (MB0480)
21 Sound expression and technologies 2 (MB0507)
22 History of Design 2 (MB0564)
23 Interdisciplinary expression1 (MB0653)
24 Theatre History (MB0965)
25 Graphic Techniques (MB1041)
26 Lithuanian Ethnographic Textile (MB1056)
27 Textile Design: Art Accessory (MB1058)
28 Textile Design: Fabrics (MB1059)
29 Fabric Dyeing and Printing Basics (MB1060)
30 History and Construction of the Oriental Costume (MB1148)
31 Performance art basics 2 (MB1177)
32 The Researches of Architectural Heritage (MB1210)
33 Illustration (MB1288)
34 Basics of Graphical Naration (MB1479)
35 Paint. The possibility of interpretation 2. (MB1495)
36 Plastic anatomy (MB1845)
37 The social aspect of the landscape studies (MB1971)
38 Visual expression 6. Figūratyvus. A realistic paradigm of artistic rendition. (MB2019)
39 Style studies (MB2040)
40 Graphic design (MB2041)
41 Graphic design 2 (MB2042)
42 Fashion Communication (MB2045)
43 Volumetric-Spatial Composition and Colour Science (MV0004)
44 Physical training and healthy lifestyle 2 (SB0009)
A ten-point grading system is used at the Academy. Knowledge is assessed in the following marks

Pass/fail system
Pass
10 (excellent) excellent performance, outstanding knowledge and skills
9 (very good) strong performance, good knowledge and skills
8 (good) above the average performance, knowledge and skills
7 (highly satisfactory) average performance, knowledge and skills with unessential shortcomings
6 (satisfactory) below average performance, knowledge and skills with substantial shortcomings
5 (sufficient) knowledge and skills meet minimum criteria

Fail 4, 3, 2, 1 (insufficient) knowledge and skills do not meet minimum criteria / below minimum criteria

Career opportunities

Key learning outcomes

Knowledge and Its Application

A1 Graduates will be able to identify, systematize, contextualize information on phenomena and trends in visual arts in Lithuania and worldwide, in historical and contemporary contexts, and apply the acquired knowledge and abilities in the studies of the field, and in professional practice.
A2 Graduates will be able to appropriately apply of apply theoretical knowledge in visual arts and general cultural literacy and skills of traditional and experimental animation technologies, means of visual expression in individual creative activities. realizing and self-evaluation of one‘s own artwork.
A3 Graduates will be able to gain knowledge in animation, photography and media art field within the expanded context of contemporary art, and develop skills of artistic practice.
A4 Graduates will be able to apply the principles of art management and legal system of artistic enterprise, general and subject computer literacy, business, art managment, IT, psychology, communication knowledge and skillls in realizing artistic projects.
A5 Graduates will be to apply knowledge about health and safety requirements, to meet such requirements and share the necessary information with peers.
Research Skills

B1 Graduates will be able of purposeful collection of data and its analysis towards solving of artistic problems, referencing to traditional and contemporary art practices.
B2 Graduates will be able to employ most recent methods of research and processing of information.
B3 Graduates will be able to experiment in artistic creation based on individual practice or other artists’ results in creative experiment.
Subject–Specific Skills

C1 Graduates will have the ability to express a well-grounded professional attitude, critically analyse creative products by others in a concrete animation, audio-visual art field artistic environment.
C2 Will have knowledge and ability to apply the means of expression and technological process adequate to a particular animation, interdisciplinary creation artwork.
C3 Graduates will be able to define the field of creative interests, formulate artistic/creative goals; will be able to generate original creative ideas.
C4 Graduates will be able to create and professionally realize animation and interdisciplinary works, using contemporary technologies (artistic animation, conceptual animation objects, advertising, communication, commercial products, animated episodes, short films and etc.).
C5 Graduates will have the ability to create a portfolio, shape one‘s individually distinct manner.
C6 Graduates be able to organize and implement animation art projects, solve problems of object exposition and representation in academic and public space.
Social Skills

D1 Graduates will be able to communicate professionally with specialists/colleagues, the representatives of other fields and the society, applying gained competences (subject knowledge, skills, value systems) while solving their and general professional activity or study area tasks, presenting creative activity and its results.
D2 Graduates will be able to present their works, demonstrate the knowledge, skills and comprehension of studies and activity in the area of animation to the specialists of animation area, to students and wider interested audience, critically analyse the process and results of individual and common work, participate in discussions and substantiate their decisions.
D3 Graduates will be able to work and carry out creative projects individually or in creative group, taking part in wider range projects meet deadlines, demonstrate managerial skills, take responsibility for the quality of the activity and its assessment in compliance with professional ethics, flexibly adapt to different situations, expose entrepreneurial skills. Graduates will be able to integrate their creation into social environment (to create individual and carry out public animation orders).
Personal Skills

E1 Graduates will be able to individually learn their professional activity and study area and plan learning process, they will have skills of self-directed learning necessary for further studies, will be able to manage their time.
E2 Graduates will have ability of critical self-evaluation, prediction and adjustment to changes, seeing the value of life-long learning.
E3 Graduates will understand the importance of national cultural values and of intercultural diversity, will take social responsibility for the influence of their professional creative activities and its results on society, economic and cultural development, well being and environment.
E4 Graduates will be able to set individual objectives of artistic self-expression and to realize them in a unique manner, to properly update the knowledge and to develop skills, summarize individual experience, forecast professional development perspectives, apply innovative methods of professional activity and further advance their creative activities started during animation studies in the field of audio-visual art.
Profile

It is the only university type bachelor programme in Lithuania that helps to integrate animation technologies into artistic creation and influences processes in national culture. Animation bachelor study programme includes collaboration with other Lithuania and foreign universities, Lithuania animation studios, exhibition curators; theoretical and practical seminars and international students’ symposiums are organized. The artists, who are animation programme graduates, create contemporary animation that maintains its functional purpose to satisfy aesthetical and functional needs of society, or emphasizing their exceptional creative expression integrate into contemporary art arena.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates can work in animation and graphic design studios, advertising agencies, TV studios, cinema and other creative industries, be involved in individual creative activities, participate in art projects, animation festivals and contests in Lithuania and abroad, continue their studies in master’s studies.

Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Pre-deadline
Jun 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Application deadline
Jul 30, 2019 23:59
Europe/Riga time

Autumn Intake

Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States