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+ Oslo/Bergen

12 August 2024

3 years full time

NOK 54.000,- 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

Equipment Requirements

There are some fundamental differences between the different study modes at Noroff University College (NUC) in relation to hardware and software.

As an Online student, you are responsible for purchasing the required equipment and installing your software. You are also responsible for its maintenance.

As an OnlinePLUS student you will have access to some equipment and resources on your study location, however the equipment you purchase for yourself is your own responsibility and you are responsible for its maintenance.

As a student on Campus Kristiansand, you are provided the required equipment necessary to complete your studies. In addition, you will have access to specialised equipment and tools used within the field of study.

Read detailed equipment requirements here.

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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