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3D Animation

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In 3D animation and visualisation studies, the focus is on creating still images, animations, visual effects and real-time graphics using 3D tools. The ability to work in 3D environments and the skills in visual storytelling are essential in 3D studies.

The different phases in 3D graphics production such as 3D modelling, texturing, creating and rigging 3D characters, creating real-time 3D environments, rendering and compositing are taught in long and intensive courses that include a lot of teamwork. In many courses, for example in-game projects, there are also students from other degree programmes participating in 3D production, simulating a real-life work environment. After the 3D studies, you can work in many areas of visual production, such as in-game industry, character animation, architectural and product visualisation, the VFX industry, scientific visualisation and advertising.

We offer our students high-quality education in a positive and international atmosphere. Our aim is to offer our exchange students a memorable exchange period. To see the courses available to you in 3D Animation & visualisation, please visit the link below.


Student story

Jamie, Germany

“What I liked about Metropolia, was the relaxed classroom atmosphere. I enjoyed working in a smaller group of six people, because it made getting to know my classmates a little easier. The classrooms are also very well equipped and there is always a helping hand around if you need one. In general everybody was very nice and helpful.
If you’re planning on exchange studies in Finland, don’t worry about choosing winter or summer semester on the seasons. Choose according to the subjects that interest you the most. You’ll get a bit of every season either way. ”

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Jamie from Stuttgart, Germany studies Audiovisual Media at the Hochscule der Merien.
She told us about her experience when she was studying 3D Animation and visualisation in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

“I was always curious about the Nordic Countries. So I started looking at the partner schools we had there. Metropolia immediately caught my eye, because it correlated so well with my studies here. I had already done a cg project in my home university and was interested to experience something similar in a different country and culture.

My favourite things in Finland were definitely the nature and the sauna. I went to Nuuksio National Park multiple times and pictures of my trip to Lapland are still covering my walls back home. I also loved the free HOAS Sauna which I used regularly with my roommates. We would have a great time, talking and laughing and listening to music. I had a great time at Metropolia and made some good friends. We are still in contact after almost four months. We also went to a few METKA (Metropolia’s Student Union) Parties.

The Finnish culture is a lot more reserved than back home. And small talk is nearly none existent. This made getting to know my classmates a bit hard. It took us almost two months to be comfortable with each other, but then we had a lot of fun together and joked around a lot. We also hung out outside of school which was nice. We are still in contact, which I’m really happy about. The tutors from Metropolia are very open and helpful. They make one feel very welcome. And then there are also the other ERASMUS students, who are eager to meet other students. One definitely gets to know a lot of different people.

What I liked about Metropolia, was the relaxed classroom atmosphere. I enjoyed working in a smaller group of six people, because it made getting to know my classmates a little easier. The classrooms are also very well equipped and there is always a helping hand around if you need one. In general everybody was very nice and helpful.

What courses I took? I took the Finnish for Exchange students. Even though my Finnish Skills are limited to numbers and saying hello, I enjoyed the course, because I learned a lot about the Finnish culture. Then I did the project 3D Animation and it’s preproduction. In groups of six people we worked on a small short film. We were free to decide on the story and design and divided the tasks up between ourselves. I enjoyed the project a lot. I was a bit sad, that I couldn’t follow it through till the end. The project went on for another four months after I left. But I am excited for the end result.

I don’t think I could say I have one best memory. But what was definitely extraordinary was my trip to Lapland. I’ve never seen such winterly beauty. It was a whole other world with the husky sleigh ride, and the snowmobile tour and the little huts with the fire place and sauna. I even got lucky enough to see the northern lights. They are absolutely amazing and worth the trip alone. If you’re plannig on exchange studies in Finland, don’t worry about choosing winter or summer semester on the seasons. Choose according to the subjects that interest you most. You’ll get a bit of every season either way. Also be open minded about your curriculum as it can change upon arrival.”


Project showcase

2018 Student Showreel
Character Design
Character Design

The latest showreel of our student's work. All material was created by the 3D students in our courses.

“The bug” was created as a part of 3D animations first year studies. Student Harri Aaltonen designed and executed this character during a two-week period in 2012. First year students in 3D-animation and visualisation practise 3D-modeling by making objects, spaces and characters.

“The batteryman” is unique character made by student Jesse Seiterä in year 2013. The character is part of 3D-animation and visualisation first year studies and made for practise assignment for basic course on 3D-animation. In first year students will practise 3D-modeling by making objects, spaces and characters.