Interactive media - Animation

Bachelor in

Interactive Media - Animation

Study Online or On Campus in Norway

This programme will equip you with the skills to design and animate 3D characters, an increasingly important skill in the entertainment and creative industries, opening the door to a wide range of exciting career opportunities.

Online Studies

12 August 2024

3 years full time

NOK 49.000,- per semester
NOK 0,- admission fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Online PLUS Oslo

12 August 2024

3 years full time

NOK 57.000,- per semester
NOK 0,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Campus Kristiansand

12 August 2024

3 years full time

NOK 62.000,- per semester
NOK 1.900,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study Interactive Media - Animation?

Animation is a vital tool in television, games, film and various forms of visualisation. As an animator, you'll deliver essential messages to audiences while educating, informing and entertaining in innovative ways. Potential career paths include the entertainment and advertising industries, the healthcare sector, visualisation and simulation in the oil, gas and maritime industries.

The programme focuses on developing a concept from initial design to finished product, combining creative processes with technology. Emphasis is placed on your creative and aesthetic presentations, providing a theoretical foundation in visual culture, animation principles, narrative theory and character animation. The aim of the programme is to prepare you for an immediate entry into the industry. Upon graduation, you will have a portfolio that will position you strongly in the job market.

Career Opportunities

With a bachelor's degree in Interactive Media - Animation, you can pursue roles such as:

  • Concept Artist
  • Character / Environment Artist
  • Animator
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • Forensic Animator
  • Animation Director
Konrad Kaminski

Konrad joins Norway's largest event and advertising agency as animator

Programme information

In the first year, you'll gain knowledge of visual culture, narrative theory and communication skills. You'll also receive in-depth training in the software used on the programme.

The second year focuses on acquiring skills in the methods and procedures used to create and rig characters ready for animation.

The final year focuses on the creation of an animated short film from your own design, covering the entire process from storyboard to final rendering. This year also offers the opportunity for student exchange.

Year 1: 60 ECTS

  • Problem Based Learning and Research Methodologies (5 ECTS)
  • Form and Context (10 ECTS)
  • 3D Rigging 1 (10 ECTS)
  • Narrative (5 ECTS)
  • 3D Animation 1 (10 ECTS)
  • Animation Craft (10 ECTS)
  • Studio 1 (10 ECTS)

Year 2: 60 ECTS

  • Editing (5 ECTS)
  • 3D Rigging 2 (10 ECTS)
  • Conceptualisation (10 ECTS)
  • Post Production (5 ECTS)
  • 3D Animation 2 (10 ECTS)
  • 3D Animation 3 (10 ECTS)
  • Studio 2 (10 ECTS)

Year 3: 60 ECTS

  • Design for Interactivity (10 ECTS)
  • Procedural Animation (10 ECTS)
  • Industry Studies (5 ECTS)
  • Bachelor Project (35 ECTS)
School: Noroff University College
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Bachelor
Credits: 180 ECTS

Hardware and software 

As an online student or OnlinePLUS student, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary equipment. If you study on campus, both hardware and software are available for use.

Necessary equipment:

  • Headphones or headset with a microphone.
  • PC/laptop with the following specifications:
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 or 11.
    • CPU: 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set.
    • GPU: Geforce RTX / GTX or Radeon Pro W (Minimum Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 or Radeon FirePro).
    • RAM: 32 GB RAM (Minimum 16 GB).
    • Storage: 500GB (SSD/NVMe recommended).

Recommended equipment:

  • Wacom Drawing Tablet.
  • 2 monitors or 1 ultra-wide screen.
  • 1 additional storage station (Minimum 1 TB recommended).
  • Webcam.

Necessary software:

You will receive student licenses.

  • Microsoft Office.
  • Autodesk Maya.
  • Substance Painter.
  • Adobe CC / CS6 (or your choice of painting application with layers).
  • zBrush core.

Some programs and training resources may require access to a Windows operating system (either as a host or virtual machine) for optimal functionality.

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

Bachelor's Degree in Games or Animation?

Noroff University College offers two exciting bachelor's degrees in interactive media: Games and Animation. Both programmes will provide you with the quality assured skills and knowledge that are essential for success in the industry, but which one is right for you? Let's find out.

Interactive Media - Games or animation


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