Expression with 2D Animation 2

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 5SD523

Education cycle
First cycle
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 30 October 2019
Responsible department
Department of Game Design

General provisions

The course is part of the minor field of study Expression in Convergent Media.

The course is part of the Bachelor's programme Game Design and Graphics, 180 credits.

Entry requirements

At least 3.5 credits from Expression with 2D Animation 1 (module 1)

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate theoretical knowledge in expression through animation,
  • produce digital 2D-animations and implement these into digital game engines,
  • visually express an idea, through a sequence of events in 2D-animation, and
  • explain the work process from idea and character development to final character animation.


The course includes animation theory and design, in addition to advanced animation techniques needed for games and film. The course will conclude with an individual project, in which the student has the opportunity to independently and creatively develop skills using their own character design and deeper knowledge in animation techniques such as physics, lip sync, and personality.


Instruction will be given through online discussions and practical exercises with support from course literature in addition to supervision for the individual project work.

The course will be taught in English.


The course is assessed through presentation of technical and creative work. Grades used are either Pass with Distinction, Pass, or Fail. To receive the grade Pass with Distinction, the grade Pass with Distinction must have been awarded to the majority of the presentations and the final project.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Uppsala University does not accept cheating or plagiarism. Suspected incidents of cheating or plagiarism are reported to the Vice-Chancellor, which may issue a formal warning to the student or suspend the student from studies for a certain period.

Other directives

The course completely overlaps the course Animation in 2D 2 - Theory and Practice, 7.5 credits, 5SD513 and must not be included in the degree together.

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