A special feature of the Master Animation is the collaboration with renowned production companies and Swiss television starting already during the preparation of the production. This enables the submission of the project to all relevant funding bodies and creates the best conditions for further networking with cooperation partners at home and abroad.
A master project can take the following forms, among others:
- An artistically convincing short film that is successful internationally at festivals and in further distribution.
- A pilot film or trailer with a detailed financing and distribution concept for a multi-part, internationally produced series.
- A trailer with a detailed financing and distribution concept for an internationally produced feature-length film.
- An artistically convincing work in non-linear narrative form such as VR, interaction or installation in collaboration with the the Master Film at the Lucerne School of Art & Design.
- The in-depth exploration of a personal animation-related field of interest. This may include, for example, the transfer of illustrative styles into animation or the deepening of technological skills.
- An artistic research thesis in the field of animation with the possibility of integrating the master's thesis into an ongoing research project at the university.
We cooperate with our research department as well as with numerous international animation schools. This allows for a wide variety of projects and focal points. The weighting of the degree programme between film production and the research-based master's is based on the interests of the students.
From our worldwide network of artistic auteur film as well as the animation industry, we offer individual mentoring for specific topics within the Master's thesis.
We offer the infrastructure as well as the technical and creative support for the entire field of animation: animated cartoons, CGI, StopMotion and all their hybrid forms. Collaboration between Bachelor's and Master's theses is possible and encouraged. Selected courses are coordinated across both levels of education.