VFX & Animation

Specialization »VFX & Animation«
in BA Film

The VFX & Animation specialization offers a wide range of studies – from professional effects creation for feature films to the complete design of complex 3D animated films. In addition to numerous practical seminars and projects, annual excursions to the two most important international conferences, FMX and the Annecy Animation Festival, take place – offering ideal opportunities for international networking.

The budding animators and VFX artists work with renowned lecturers such as Prof. Sophia Zauner, Prof. Rolf Mütze, Waldemar Fast, Min Tesch, Timo Berg and Friedrich Schäper.

Focus: VFX and 3D animation techniques, artistic design skills, narrative understanding
7 semesters
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Target group: Ambitious designers with a technical interest
Group size: 12 students
Admission: every two years
New Start of Study: September 2023 (winter semester 2023/2024)
Application Phase: Summer 2022 until Spring 2023
Preselection (without presence of the applicants): April 2023
Entrance Examination (attendance required): May 2023
Language: German


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The Bachelor’s program Film accepts new students every two years starting in the winter semester. Admission takes place in a two-stage procedure.

The two-stage application procedure consists of:
– An online application with specialization-specific application tasks.
– An entrance examination to take place at the ifs.
Candidates are selected on the basis of the submitted online applications and invited to the entrance examination. In this two-stage procedure, applicants must demonstrate their artistic and creative aptitude in relation to the BA Film program and their desired specialization.

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