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Animation Degree

Project by: Andrés Ramos, Natalia Ruiz-Valdepeñas, Nerea Toledo, Isabel Vargas, Pablo García, Carlos Jiménez, Mario Fernández, Beatriz de la Iglesia, Leonor Jiménez, Estela Rodríguez.

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4 years


4 years


240 ECTS


On-site in Madrid




September 2023




Morning / Afternoon


Last places available for the 2023-2024 academic year.

You will receive comprehensive training in 2D animation, cut-out, 3D film techniques and motion capture.

More than 400 computers and Cintiq 22” graphic tablets with specific Design software, plus 1,200 m2 of workshops to bring your projects to life.

The teachers of the Degree are active professionals working in national and international animation studios.


Only University specialising in Design and Technology

Our University Campus located in the heart of Madrid is full of activities, masterclasses, catwalks, contests, fairs, events, etc. to maximise students’ creativity.

Pioneers. More than 20 years making history

Precursors in elevating design degrees to the university level, creating the first Official Degrees in Product Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Video Game Design and Development or Multimedia and Graphic Design.

International Vocation

We have numerous agreements with some of the best universities in the world of design so that our students can incorporate international and multicultural experience into their time at university.

Methodology and excellence

The very typology of our degrees allows us to use a learning methodology based on real projects. We seek your excellence.

Business connection

More than 2,200 agreements signed with leading companies in the sector for the professional practice of our students; advice and exchange of experiences and research.

State-of-the-art facilities

More than 13,000 m2 of specialised facilities with the best resources and equipment used by large companies in the sector.


The Animation Degree Curriculum consists of 240 ECTS credits divided into 4 courses.

You will begin to master the basic techniques of technical and artistic drawing. Throughout the course you will begin to animate in two dimensions, in the classical way. You will acquire a broad training in art, acting and scriptwriting.

Subject Semester ECTS credits Hours
Artistic Drawing I A 6
Digital Image Processing 1 3
Ink&Paint 1 3
Colour Theory 2 3
Fundamentals of interpretation 2 3
Introduction to Storytelling: Screenwriting A 6
History of cinema and animation A 6
Storyboarding A 6
Character Design I A 6
English I A 6
Animation I: Classical Techniques A 12

During the second course you will deepen the concepts and techniques started the previous year, and you will also start working on 3D animation, as well as photography and lighting.

Subject Semester ECTS credits Hours
Artistic Drawing II: Anatomy and Movement A 6
2D Layout 1 3
Character Design II A 6
Animation II: Digital Techniques A 12
Sculpture A 6
Project Workshop I A 6
3D Animation I A 6
2D Background Coloring 2 3
English II - Animation A 6

You will deepen your knowledge of 3D animation, adding special effects. Audio is an important element in any production, here is the time to learn all the secrets. Film directing and editing will be key this year in order to develop advanced projects.

Subject Semester ECTS credits Hours
3D-Zbrush organic modelling A 6
Stop-Motion 1 3
3D Animation II A 6
3D Vehicle Props Backgrounds A 6
Post-Production and Special Effects A 6
Riggin and Setup A 6
Project Workshop II A 6
Cut-out A 6
Film Production 2 3
Internships A 12

In addition to further training in 3D animation , subjects such as music composition, current legislation and art direction are also taught. All that has been learnt during the 4 years will be demonstrated through a final project.

Subject Semester ECTS credits Hours
3D Layout 1 3
Advanced 3D Animation A 6
Rendering Technologies A 6
Advanced 3D: Fluids, Physics, and Environments A 6
Film Production II A 6
Motion capture-rig 1 6
Art Direction 1 3
Film Production II A 6
Creation of Bibles - Pitch 2 3
Applied Legislation 2 3
Final Degree Project A 12
Photography - Lighting (Optative) A 6
Top Animation (Optative) A 6

Connecting with Businesses

The relationship between University/Business is vital for the professional success of the students, which is why professional internships are a fundamental aspect of the curricula of all our degrees. UDIT is constantly working to foster partnerships with companies, developing an ecosystem of companies and institutions that collaborate in the professional development of our students.

We have signed more than 2.000 active internship agreements with leading companies in the sector such as:

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Prizes and awards

The talent of our students has played a leading role in major national and international competitions over the years:



Our university campus has the best technological and professional equipment, that is also used in large companies. You will have at your disposal 13,000 m2, spread over three buildings, with state-of-the-art facilities designed for your learning and practice.

  • “A multimedia laboratory that brings your projects to life"

  • "State-of-the-art equipment and software adapted to the needs of each subject"

  • "Turn your ideas into digital reality"


At UDIT we are constantly working to foster partnerships with the best universities and companies related to design and advertising. We seek to promote opportunities for our students, incorporating international and multicultural experience into your time at university.

You will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, courses or conferences in English, and take part in international trips, workshops, experiences and programmes.

Exclusive partnership agreement. ESNE students will be able to access special conditions in courses given by the prestigious Colleges of the University of the Arts London. We are the only university institution in Spain with this type of agreement signed with UAL. Further information

Career opportunities

Hundreds of our alumni in Animation are already working in the main companies in the sector in areas and positions such as:


  • Character designer
  • Photo designer
  • Digital Graphic Designer
  • Virtual Space Generator
  • Multipurpose Audiovisual Products


  • Animator, Assistant, Interposer
  • Colourist
  • 3D Background artist
  • Multimedia Editor
  • Systems Technician and Multimedia Producer


  • Special effects
  • Editing and Compositing
  • Editing and Cutting
  • Animation
  • 3D Background artist
  • Lighting and Rendering

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If you’re interested in this program, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will help you resolve your doubts and guide you through the process of choosing your future.

You can count on me to answer all your questions.


Student Advisor at UDIT



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