The Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is a unique kind of training, at national and international level, the purpose of which is to prepare professionals in stop-motion animation in both its creative and its technical aspects.
The curriculum combines craftsmanship and technology, and is at the same time exhaustive and eminently practical. By means of this syllabus we promote an overall and artistic perception of the management/production of projects together with the acquisition of a solid base consisting of the fundamentals of animation, combining the foregoing with the learning of the many techniques of stop motion: plasticine, cut-out, pixelation, sand, paint-on-glass, animation with light, etc., and placing special emphasis on animation with articulated stick figures.
The teaching in this Master’s degree in Stop-Motion Animation is based on the direct transmission of the advanced knowledge and abilities of a team composed of practising, multi-disciplinary professionals with wide experience in industry and in teaching, and including creators/animators of international repute.
In addition, the continual contact, through workshops and masterclasses, with authors of cinema animation, directors, screenwriters, musicians, animators, producers, distributors, festivals and pluri-disciplinary artists gives the student a wide-ranging, up-to-date view of working situations and artistic reality in the world of stop-motion animation.
The ultimate aim of these studies is that the student should know how to create and articulate a narrative discourse, animate, experience the vast possibilities of plastic, and construct conceptual and aesthetic proposals through a final project consisting of a short film. In short, that the students should have the ability to exhilarate through this language of stop-motion animation that is so powerful, physical, expressive and cross-cutting, and should take advantage of all the resources, both narrative and technical, that are available to them, regardless of the format or the medium, thus preparing themselves to be the artists and versatile professionals who are so necessary in today’s world.