12 months
8198 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This one-year high-performance professional master in Animation offered by St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures part of Avans University of Applied Sciences, is directed towards helping everyone realize their individual creative potential. This is achieved through a fully integrated approach to the rapidly expanding field of Animation, combined with contextual research in Visual Culture.

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The Animation programme offered by St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures is distinguished by its informal, non-hierarchical atmosphere. Lesson time is used not for the linear transfer of information from tutor to student, but rather as a forum for student-led discussion and constructive critique of ideas and problem solving. The undertaking of contextual research and the development of a research question(s) is essential to the verbal and textual articulation of an own personal style and attitude, and through this the curriculum is shaped according to student’s needs each year.

Learning and Teaching Methods

The one year programme is design to foster student's enquiry into forms, meanings, knowledge and experiences. Dedicated workshops, modules, research seminars, group critiques and tutorials. Tutors support students in developing a critical toolbox of forms of creative practice, as well as the space of theoretical enquiry and reflection on topical questions relating to the wider context of animation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World-building & Storytelling
  • Animation Handwriting 
  • SOHO Project 
  • Preproduction / production 
  • Production


The programme works with designers, publishers and institutions in the Netherlands and abroad. Recent partnerships include PostPanic (Amsterdam), Eyesupply (Eindhoven), Submarine Channel (Amsterdam) and Fons Schiedon (New York). 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV (max. 2A4)
  • Artistic Statement: A short essay on your motivations to join one of our master programmes, urgencies in your artistic practice and needs for contextualising your practice in contemporary society. 
  • Portfolio Dossier by an online link to your website or by an uploaded document.
  • Research proposal Full personal study plan with a  formulated research question, a theoretic framework & practice-led perspective.
  • As a degree-seeking student for an English-taught degree programme you must provide evidence of your language competence in the form of an official certificate: IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC or Cambridge ESOL. The minimum prerequisite for IELTS is an overall band score of at least 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8198 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8198 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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