A guide through the basics of animation all the way to the skills you need to direct your own innovative motion concepts.
Immerse yourself in the world of motion graphics
The Motion Designer program will guide you through the basics of animation all the way to the skills you need to direct your own innovative motion concepts. You will immerse yourself in the world of motion graphics, guided by industry professionals, to become an expert creator of groundbreaking visual experiences.
Join the motion industry
The motion industry is constantly evolving. Make sure you learn how to keep up with trends and ensure your skills are up-to-date. Plan your learning according to your personal development plan in collaboration with the industry. Explore global trends in the motion industry: trends, work methods, processes, roles and who the big players are.
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.
Develop new skills
The two-year Motion Designer program covers the entire spectrum of skills you need to launch a career in the motion industry. No previous experience is required to succeed. The program consists of 60 weeks of studies in our Karlskrona campus and 30 weeks of internship anywhere in the world.
- Explore and create
This program is built on explorations of the motion industry. During the first weeks, you will be introduced to a number of tools needed to support your work on projects and courses. You will be trained in techniques and software used in the motion industry. These include: principles of animation, stop motion, research and documentation, principles of film directing, storyboarding, graphic design principles, life drawing, and basics of character design.
- Hands-on techniques
Experiment with different craft techniques. These include design principles, storytelling, storyboarding, life drawing, principles of animation, stop-motion, character design and animation, CEL-animation, 2D-vector animation and 3D animation.
Learn to work with a range of different, industry relevant software – both in workshops and exercises.
Hyper Island provides the complete Adobe suite and Cinema 4D.
- Develop and pitch
Learn to master tools and methods for concept development and visual presentation. You will work with outlines and ideas to develop and present motion design concepts with a focus on brand and target group. You will also learn how to sell these concepts to collaborators and stakeholders.
Launch your motion designer career
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 industry-relevant skills
All course content is designed to meet the needs of today’s industries 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.
Hyper Island Way
Learn by doing
Build, create, experiment! We know from more than 20 years of experience that people learn best through active doing and making.
Work in teams
Collaboration is the modern core competence in a world of complexity and constant change.
We build learning around actual examples and practical tasks to make it all immediately relevant and useful.
Global network of experts
We work with world-leading industry experts to provide the most cutting-edge content.
The Motion Creative program in Karlskrona gives me the creative tools i need to compete within a constantly evolving industry while focusing on my personal development
Vocational education at its best
This program is a vocational diploma program which means that you will practice experience-based learning; no textbooks, tests or traditional teachers. Instead, you will be a part of a collaborative and high-energy learning environment that mirrors 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 problems of real clients.
Study in Karlskrona
With Sweden’s richest historical heritage right outside the door and a 360-degree ocean view, Hyper Island Karlskrona is the perfect place for creativity. Our students in Karlskrona develop their talent in an environment full of inspirational beauty. Living in Karlskrona also means living surprisingly close to Europe. Several daily departures to Copenhagen are available by train from the central station.
Join a global network
Hyper Island alumni and collaborators can be found in every corner of the world. Join our global network of change makers and radical thinkers.
Application and admissions
Successful applicants need to have a high school diploma. No previous work experience is required.
The program fee is 229,000 SEK.
Swedish and Nordic residents can study this program free of charge.
Admissions process for International Applicants
Step 1: Pick a program
Hyper Island offers a wide variety of programs to suit any number of learning and career goals. As part of your application, you can select up to 3 program choices.
Step 2: Book a call with the admissions team
If you have made a choice of program or would like to explore your options, we are here to help. Arrange a call with our admissions team to get all the info you need to submit an application. You can reach us by email or book a call with our student relations manager.
Step 3: Digital admissions and callback
Together with our student relations manager, you will decide on a date to join a Digital Admissions day. Digital admissions days are held online and involve an interview, group task and individual task. A week later, you will participate in an online callback meeting with our admissions manager, who will give you our decision regarding your application. Read more here.