54.05.03  Graphics 


Animation and Computer Graphics Artist



Computer Graphics and Animation is a fascinating area of the artistic and technical creativity. You are welcome to get contemporary High Art Education which allows you to start your career in a vast and diverse Media Industry area. Our graduates obtain wide knowledge of academic education and specialize in a preferred creative area from Production Designer up to Web-designer and Computer Game Animator, from Feature Animated Film up to Applied Advertising Graphics, from Classical Stop-Motion Animation up to High Technology Motion Capture Equipment.

Computer Graphics and Animation surround us daily. Manufactures communicate with consumers constantly from advert banners and TV screens, the Internet users see the interactive graphic interface and Web-page design, viewers of feature animated movie or computer gamers are drawn into virtual depicted world.

It is hard to imaging modern fiction film without computer special effects and processing. Animated Graphics as well as written language has become an integral part of people’s lives in modern information society.

Professional Art Education on the Graphics specialization provides the academic training of multifunctional specialists in Animation and Computer Graphics areas. Animator Artist, unlike classical Artist, deals with new instrument, i.e. motion, which gives a unique chance to be in contact with viewers or consumers. When Animator Artist masters this instrument, then he acquires skills to adapt fast to altering programming tools.

Students begin to work at their yearly project of the first animated film coupled with their sketch work at the same time from the first semester. And they have to perform various functions of a Director, Design Artists, Animator Artist, In-betweener, Background Artist, Sound Director and Video Engineer. During their educational process students gain all artistic and technical skills required in specific areas in animated film production, so later being graduates, they could specialize in a certain creative area they prefer.

Specialization Disciplines include:

Drawing in Computer Technology ● Academic Painting ● Animated Film Painting ● Animated Film Sound Solutions ● Multimedia Information Technologies of Cinematography and Television ● Basis of Web-graphics ● Virtual Modeling and Automated Projecting ● Advert Design

Graduates obtain professional competence and work in:

-         Artistic direction of animated film;

-         Classical technologies of Animation: storyboarding, layout, Stop Motion (puppet, claymation)

-         Basis of space design and programmed control of characters;

-         Innovative animated technologies: Motion Capture, Stereo animation;

-         Design Artist, Animator Artist, Background Artist in the animation and video studios;

-         Animator Artist, Background Artist, Concept Designer in the video game studios;

-         Concept design and Web-page design.


Cinematography: the Lenfilm Studio ● the Chaika Film and Leisure Center ● the 5D STEREO Inc. 5D Short Film Studio ● the TiO RDST company Ltd Animated Studio TIO-2[at]yandex[dot]ru ● the Melnitsa Animated Studio

Television: the 100TV Channel ● the First Popular Television

Computer games: the Games Studio ● the NevoSoft-Breeze Studio ● the Familia Games Studio

Design and construction: the Flood Protection Barrier in Saint-Petersburg ● the Gosfilmofond RF ● the Raritet Company – Museum, Archival and Library Equipment ● the Next Expo Studio

Foreign Partners: Ecole Nationale du Jeu et des Medias  Interactifs

Curriculum Disciplines for 54.05.03  Graphics 

Special Disciplines: Drawing; Painting (Academic Painting, Animated Film Painting); Mastery of Animated Artist and Computer Graphics (Composition, Basis of Modeling, Basis of Cartoon, 2D Animated Graphics, Basis of Filmmaking, Basis of Animated Film Directing); Basis of Depictive Cartoon Motion (Basis of Script Creativity, In-between Motion Graphics, Basis of Photography); Graphic Material Equipment and Technology; Computer Graphics; History of Cinematography (History of National and Foreign Cinematography, History of Cinematography Equipment and Technology, History of Animation and Filmmaking Development); Architectural Style Design; Advert Design.

Specialization Disciplines: the Internet Communications and Network Graphics; Animated Film Sound Solutions; Virtual Modeling and Automated Design; Multimedia Information Technology of Film and Television; Information Science and Graphics Information Technology; General Course of Print; Cameraman Excellence; Electronic Filming and Photo Composition; Editing.