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The animation programme is unique in its diversity, with the need for space and infrastructure as diverse as the projects. From high-performance workstations and circular saws, to comfortable studios and spacious greenscreen studios, a desk and laptop is not enough. One of our most important principles is to offer students a creative and functional working environment.
The animation department is located in the new building of the Viscosi-plot in Emmenbrücke. The bright and spacious rooms create an atmosphere in which students can focus on their studies in a relaxed manner. In the gallery below you can discover more of our department's features.
The heart of the animation department is a large central studio in which students receive their own personal workspace.
They can arrange and decorate their workspaces as they please. The home-made wood walls can be shifted freely, in case a spontaneous meeting with a teacher needs to fit in.
The entrance hall of the Viscosi-building has a small canteen and a dozen large tables that can be used for meetings, to have lunch, or simply meeting up with colleagues during a break.
In the department's school rooms there's also always enough space to work together.
The department has large-scale class rooms that are used for course and theory modules. Each one is wheelchair-accessible, has its own beamer and a direct access to the terrace on the south side of the building.
In summer the terrace is particularly popular. Students and employees can relax and eat their lunch, play pingpong, or simply enjoy the view of Luzern's very own Mount Pilatus.
Many international guests come to teach at our animation department. Be it for a workshop or an entire course module. In this picture, storyboard artist Christian Pully gives feedback to second-year students.
In our basement there's a "black box": a perfectly dark room in which students can create fantastic worlds and stunning stop-motion short films.
Our computer rooms each boast 16 work stations which can also be used by Students outside their regular courses.
The sound studio is located - completely soundproof - in the Viscosi-building's basement. Behind the screen in the photo is the recording room... and a magic cabinet full of objects used to make special sound-effects.
Once every semester, we take over the terrace to hold our department's traditional grill. If you happen to drop by for one of these, you are likely to find our very own chief of department, Jürgen Haas, in charge of your dinner.