Full-time Program, 45 weeks. Advance your skills in animation and motion graphics, from idea and concept to design and execution.

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Stockholm, Aug. 2018
Apply by Apr 05, 2018
Aug 2018 - Jun 2019

Program Cost The program fee is 152,000 SEK. Swedish and Nordic residents can study this program free of charge. The program is approved by CSN.

Applications International and fee paying applicants: Applications are open, apply now!

Swedish and Nordics applicants: Applications are closed, apply between Jan 01 - Apr 05, 2018.

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Real World Ready

Look around and you will realize the world is in motion. From stunning game graphics to complex CGI in hollywood movies, the rising popularity of media rich content cannot be ignored, and motion graphics is leading that change having proved to be an integral part of digital experiences today. This is where you advance your skills in animation and motion graphics; from idea and concept to design and execution.

Great digital experiences capture its audience’s imagination. You see the glint of excitement in their eyes and the audible gasp of wonder as their mind temporarily suspended in disbelief and amazement. These experiences are often taken to such heights with the aid of motion graphics and animation.

The program is designed to fuse elements of classical animation, drawing, and design with 2D and 3D graphics for video, film, internet, and mobile solutions to arm you with an array of skills and experiences necessary for a career in motion graphics and animation.

In addition to creating breathtaking motion graphics, you will also learn to create concepts based on storytelling, develop a capacity in understanding design and branding.

At Hyper Island, you will be immersed collaborative and high-energy learning environments that mirror the modern workplace dynamics. Surrounded by a diverse set of talent and industry experts from all over the world, you will get a chance to create solutions based on real briefs that set by real clients.

You will also be challenged grow both professionally and personally by constantly acquiring new tools and knowledge to develop your abilities.

The program allows you to work with industry professionals, drawing on their insight and experience. By the time you graduate you would have a wide array of skills and knowledge to draw from, prepared to launch or upgrade an exciting career as an animator, motion graphics artist.

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The Motion Industry
This program is your chance to learn the skills to launch or upgrade your career in the international animation or film industry. Work in roles such as Animator, Motion Designer, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Scriptwriter, Strategist, Director or Producer.

Get the know-how
Regardless of whether you have previous experience or not, the program covers a wide array of skills. From the crafts of analogue visual expression to the tools and software relevant to motion graphics on film, video and mobile platforms.

Work with real projects
All course content is designed to meet the needs of today’s industry and is delivered by industry professionals at the forefront of their fields. Real project briefs set by real clients form the core of the program’s modules and are developed in close collaboration with our network of industry partners.


The Hyper Island students have a very bright future!


Senior producer MTV

Hyper Island partners with leading companies such as BBC, Coca-Cola, Dare, Google, Love, McCann, MTV, Oxfam, Poke, TBWA, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sony Games, and Wieden + Kennedy, giving you access to the world’s most successful and innovative thinkers.



During your time at Hyper Island you will undertake an internship, most likely with one of the 600 companies in Hyper Island’s global network. Your internship will give you on-the-job opportunities, industry experience, and access to international contacts.

Our global community

Hola, Bonjour, Hej! While English is the working language at Hyper Island, people join us from all over the world. We currently host talented internationals from 19 different countries and counting.

What you learn

  • Storytelling and presentation skills
  • Conceptualization, animation and Motion Graphics
  • Basic animation techniques
  • Treatment design
  • Branding in Motion Graphics
  • Client relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital understanding, in each of this program’s various modules
  • Group dynamics, self-leadership and problem-solving

Infinite career possibilities

  • Create innovative digital solutions.
  • Develop ideas, concepts, designs, functions and technologies for different platforms.
  • Create 2D and 3D content for video, film, internet and mobile solutions.
  • Work at the convergence point between different kinds of media.
  • Work with conceptualization tools like treatments, storyboards and style frames.
  • Lead a creative process.
  • Understanding of editing and compositing.

Program fee

Nordic students

For persons with a legal residency in any of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Faeroe Islands), regardless of nationality or citizenship, it is possible to apply to one of the governmentally funded seats, i.e free of charge. Please note that applicants eligible for governmentally funded seats are also able to apply to International seats with a program fee. If you’re interested, please add that request to the application form and we will contact you for more information.

International students

For International Students the 45-week program fee is 152 000 SEK.


A minimum of one year (full time) work experience in the field of digital design and/or development or equivalent skills acquired i.e. through previous studies.

High School Diploma or similar - or foreign equivalent.

All applicants need to verify English language proficiency.


Currently, there are no available scholarships.

Ask us anything

If you have any question or need advice on what the course can offer and if it's a good fit for you we are here to help.

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  • What are the program requirements?

    A successful applicant needs 1 year’s full-time working experience or equivalent within the field of digital design and/or development or higher education within a similar area for at least 2 years full-time.

  • What does the program cost?

    The program is free for persons with a legal residency in any of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Faeroe Islands), regardless of nationality or citizenship. For International applicants, the program fee is 152 000 SEK.

  • What is the application deadline?

    For Nordic applicants: The application deadline for the program starting in August 2017 is April 13th.

    For International applicants, the application process is ongoing throughout.

  • What is the Creative Task?

    The Creative Task is mandatory for all Nordic applicants. It is a creative brief that challenges you to create a service, product or idea to solve a specific problem. The task is updated each year. To find this year’s Creative Task, please click here.

  • What documents do I need to provide in my application?

    You need to submit your CV, Creative Task (if you are an International applicant you may submit your portfolio or work samples instead), school transcripts (High School degree or higher) as well as certification that supports your CV (college/university transcripts, payslip, letter of recommendation, employer letter or similar).

  • What qualification will I gain from this program?

    The program is accredited by Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskola (Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education) and graduates from the program will receive a diploma in Higher Vocational Education. International students graduating from the program will receive a non-accredited diploma of successful completion from Hyper Island.

  • How can I learn more about this program?

    Check out our upcoming events here, watch recorded Q&A sessions here, or get in touch with the admissions team directly via

A few words from the students

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At Hyper Island I learned that curiosity and hard work pay off big time!

Leandro Santini

Motion Creative 2013

Independent Director and Filmmaker based in London

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Hyper Island made me ready to take on the industry in a professional way.

Ann Rubin

Motion Creative 2014

Motion Designer, DDB Stockholm

Contact Ann