Motion Designer

A guide through the basics of animation all the way to the skills you need to direct your own innovative motion concepts.

Technology & Design
Full time
2 years
CSN Approved
Full-time diploma



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.

Course content

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 67 weeks of studies in our Karlskrona campus and 23 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, 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Learn more via the Hyper Island alumni page on LinkedIn

Our methodology

Hyper Island Way

Hyper Island methodology is based on a learner-centered, experience-based approach. We facilitate learning journeys, where discovering, uncovering, applying and reflecting is all part of the process by which participants learn useful skills and knowledge they can apply right away.

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.

Real-world ready

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 Designer program in Karlskrona gave me the creative tools I needed to compete within a constantly evolving industry while focusing on my personal development.

Alexander Schwandner
Alumni, Motion Designer Karlskrona

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.


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Where our alumni work now