12 months
8452 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This one-year high-performance professional Animation programme from St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures is directed towards helping everyone realize their individual creative potential. 

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The Animation programme from St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures  offers a fully integrated approach that focuses on a diversity of practices related to the commercial or industry context of animation: short commercial animation, short animations showing modelling or character design skills. There is also space for experimental animation, immersive storytelling, docu and non-fiction animation, as well as its relevance to changing social, political, cultural and global themes. 

Drawing on the expertise of teaching staff, students learn to critically and creatively integrate their studio work with the acquisition of theoretical principles relevant to innovatory studio practice, in relation to the extensive context of animation, design, interactive media and moving image form. 

Students of the Animation programme from St. Joost Master Institute for Visual Cultures gain access to the formidable expertise and resources of our strong industry partners - Playgrounds, Submarine, The Panics, Ambassadors and many more, as well as connections with studios and festivals in the Netherlands and abroad. We have a regular programme of lectures, workshops and events by leading animators, such as Leon Tukker, Dirk van Dulmen and Anna Eijsbouts. Taking account of sector needs in creative employment, students benefit from direct access to the industry network and execute assignments in collaboration with our partners, allowing them to test their abilities with confidence within a professional context. Our alumni form an invaluable international network of creatives. Each year we offer teaching opportunities to support and build this vibrant ecosystem.

Learning and Teaching Methods

The programme is distinguished by its informal, non-hierarchical atmosphere. The didactic approach is that of the flipped classroom and double loop learning: 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. 

Dedicated workshops, modules, research seminars, group critiques and tutorials, led by individual tutors or a group of 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadlines for the open call for admissions will take place at: 

  • 1st round: 1 December
  • 2nd round: 15 March 
  • 3rd round: 1 June






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We invite applications from animators and illustrators committed to exploring the growing application of animation within art, design and interactive media. The programme is designed for those who feel they must develop a wider understanding of animation in order to fulfil their potential in the field.
  • Animation is open to Bachelor of Animation and Bachelor of Illustration graduates, or similar practicing professionals in the field with experience in animation. Verbal and written proficiency in English is required.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8452 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Perugia

800 - 1250 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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