The mobility track of RE:ANIMA makes the harmonisation of the curriculum inevitable.
The Academic Board has taken a joint decision on the location of each semester, based on the evaluation of the advantages offered by each partner and the educational needs of the program and defined structure.
The programme targets a maximum class of 21 students per intake, who will be together for the first three semesters, splitting into 3 groups of around 7 elements in the fourth semester. In this last semester, each group will remain in one of the Consortium’s schools depending on their final project: narrative and non-narrative storytelling at LUCA, documentary approaches with social based content at Lusófona and experimental/expanded at Aalto. The final Project assumes the format of a project in short fiction, documentary, experimental or expanded animation (i.e., art installation with animation, live animated settings for shows, 360-animation films), in accordance with the students’ interests, supplemented by a written report that integrates a theoretical and critical reflection and analysis of the topic explored in the students’ work. In the first three semesters, the students will work in collective projects, while the final project is individual.
Student mobility is organised around the courses/semesters in the following manner:
LUCA became the owner of the 1st semester, considering its particular setting and its foundational expertise in research and story development. Given that the 2nd semester delves into expanded animation and VR , Aalto, with its strong technological expertise and excellent resources for experimenting, has been chosen as the second venue. After the end of that semester all students come together for a summer school held in Lapland in partnership with the MidnightSun Film Festival, during which they will attend a series of workshops, master classes and get involved with the industry present at the festival. The 3rd semester in Lusófona will be focused on exploring documentary approaches, besides promoting the development of the students’ entrepreneurial mind-set. In the fourth and final semester, students are assigned to each one of the schools accordingly to the area they are working in their final Project, and presence of mentor. During this final semester, the students develop the project and the written report that constitute the individual graduation project and then meet again at the end of the course for one common public evaluation session that includes projects screened in front of an internal and external evaluation board. Besides this student mobility scheme, with the students moving to each school in accordance with their areas of interest and each school competences, specific teacher mobility is envisioned, namely in order to support joint pitching and project development activities