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Master's Programme in Re:Anima (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Animation)

Please note! This programme is not available during the application period 2020-2021.

Master's Programme in Re:Anima is oriented towards an international dimension of the industry and the profession. It envisions the creation of an international community of animators who make diverse connections and create a network for future career endeavours. Re:Anima strives for establishing a high-level profile and a network of global connections, namely via the involvement of international professionals in the programme, including experts from international production companies. With the combination of the students’ individual learning trajectory and a broad, multicultural orientation, Re:Anima assumes a unique presence in Europe, and strongly intersects with the needs of the animation film industry.


Master of Arts (Art and Design)

Application period:

10.11.2019 – 19.2.2020

Language of instruction:



2 years, full-time


Relevant Bachelor's degree

Field of study:

Art and Design


120 ECTS

Organising school:

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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Please note! This programme is not available during the application period 2020-2021.


About the studies

Students will become familiarized with three entirely different locations, both culturally and industry-wise, and will be continuously motivated to broaden their cultural horizon. This will provide them not only with a varied palette of skills in animation filmmaking, but also with an international network and orientation, which is invaluable in a sector where international co-production is at the heart of the industry.

The integration of different forms of expanded animation into the programme is a new curricular feature which does not exist in traditional animation programmes that are usually oriented towards short film production with a narrow focus and specialization in animation techniques. Re:Anima acknowledges and fosters the importance of using animation outside the film and TV series formats, hence the fact that live animation, VR and visualization are considered essential in the programme. Re:Anima will dedicate a semester to the use of various animation techniques in documentary production, while other semesters focus on fiction formats (film and TV) and experimental uses of animation. This broad understanding of the field opens unbounded possibilities to the students in terms of their graduation projects.

This programme has been built with a strong focus in a number of core subjects that cover the essential areas of animation production and animation studies. These subjects are organized along four tracks:

  • Artistic expression;
  • Animation techniques and technologies;
  • Animation production and management;
  • History and Critical reception of animation.

Underlying these four tracks is a common system of workshops that convoke social topics with the goal of promoting critical and social awareness on the side of the students and inform their projects with content that strives for originality, creativity and innovation.

Study objectives

Re:Anima proposes a curriculum and didactic approach that balance artistic and technological dimensions, overcoming existing tensions between artistic and technology-driven programmes. Additionally, Re:Anima begins with an overarching concept that the animation creative process must be driven by cultural awareness and a critical appreciation of the world around us.

Content of the studies

Re:Anima is a Joint Master degree programme offered by a consortium of three universities in Belgium, Finland and Portugal:

The first semester, to be taught in Genk, will focus on fiction and narrative (30 ECTS), the second one in Helsinki, on experimental animation and visualization (30 ECTS). The first year ends with a summer school in Lapland, Finland. The third semester, in Lisbon, will focus on documentary (30 ECTS). During the fourth semester, students will move to the school that hosts the area in which their thesis project (30 ECTS) is focused on. Alongside these specialized applications, there will be a constant focus on an expanded use of animation techniques independently of the formats at stake.

Career opportunities

The students take part in an international and diverse learning community with students and faculty from different cultures and from all over the world. Teamwork in animation is therefore multicultural and multigenerational. By bridging art, technology and cultural backgrounds, the fundamental innovation of the programme rests in building animation professionals who are international artists, technical collaborators and global citizens.

Tuition fees and scholarships

The programme has a joint participation fee and a generous scholarship scheme funded by the European Commission (Erasmus Mundus). Further information is available on the programme website.



For information on the admission requirements and application process, please visit the programme website


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