The graduating options of animation and film together make up the audiovisual arts programme. Both disciplines originated within the long tradition of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK). Film grew out of the photography studios, while animated film has its roots in the former studios of decorative arts and drawing. The fact that our audiovisual course came about organically within the fine arts course ensures a special approach.
We train filmmakers, artists who enter the audiovisual landscape in their own unique way. Therefore, personality development is an essential part of the study programme. The animation and film programmes of KASK & Conservatorium cherish the studio principle. Learning by doing. Students go through all kinds of aspects of filmmaking so that they get a feel for the whole process and take up their own position in the audiovisual field.
We do not focus on specific professional sectors; the audiovisual field changes far too quickly for that. The digital age has led to an enormous expansion of possibilities, but at the same time to a great many specialisations. However, the basic questions remain the same: what do I want to convey to an audience and how do I do it? How do I create image and sound to achieve that? How do I deal with the time aspect of the medium of film and animation? Where is my personal story? Students try to formulate their individual answers to these questions in dialogue with their teachers. And this in an interaction of thinking and making processes that fertilise each other and search for the most fundamental artistic motives of each student.
SEP 10 2022, 09:30-12:30