Animation for education in teaching, social work, fine art or art therapy

VIA Creative Learning and Animation  


Would you like to integrate animation into your professional educational sector or social care work? Do you prefer working cross-disciplinary with students from other countries? Then join us!

About the programme


Title: Creative Learning and Animation

Duration of the programme: 1 semester (30 ECTS)

Programme start: Mid-August till Mid-December

Application deadline: Autumn semester: 1 June

Study location: Viborg. Read about Campus Viborg (in English).

Language: The programme is taught in English.

Structure and content
Animation is popular among children and young people. It is also being used more frequently as an educational tool environments.

The Creative Learning and Animation semester offers a chance to gain skills in animation production. 

It will focus on animation as a tool for the development and education of children and teenagers. Particularly the co-creative processes that can make children and young people producers of animation. Not just consumers. 

The semester has a particular focus on creating positive change and social value for a selected group of children and teenagers.

Co-creative processes

The semester is based on co-creative processes involving various subjects and professions. And is demonstrating how cross-professional work can be developed and supported. The semester work includes the knowledge, tools and methods needed to develop this kind of collaboration.

The focal points are theories, methods and knowledge about animation. All in the form of musical and aesthetic production as well as creativity and learning. The work will be tested and developed in collaboration with  selected groups of children and teenagers.

The modules

During the semester in Creative Learning and Animation the students will attend two modules. Both modules are mandatory.

1. Creative forms of expression (20 ECTS)

  • Students learn to create the framework and then manage and develop creative processes for experience and learning. 
  • These processes support and inspire people to work creatively. With e.g. musical and aesthetic forms of expression and activities through the use of animation in theory and practice. 

2. The cross-professional element (10 ECTS )

  • Students can identify, analyse and reflect on cross-professional and cross-sector dilemmas and potential activities. They must take part in, coordinate and manage holistic and cross-professional co-operative processes. Also carry out, document and evaluate processes using animation as a creative tool.


A film produced by the students, an article and a report will be followed by an individual oral exam. There are two exams in total during the semester.

More information

The semester has a focus on creating positive change and social value for a selected group of children and teenagers.
Creative Learning and Animation is for both international and Danish students.

In order to be accepted into the semester programme for Creative Learning and Animation, we require that you will be able to follow the semester and complete examinations in English (equivalent to level B2) upon arrival.

Students must be studying at least bachelor level, and have completed the first year of study.

How to apply
There is one application deadline every year.

You can participate in an exchange semester in the autumn.

The application deadline is 1 June every year.


- Mid-August till Mid-December

- Application deadline: 1 June

Who can apply?

The international semester is designed for international students studying teacher training programs aimed at children and young people aged 0-18 and social work as well as students of fine art and art therapy.



You have to fill in an online application form.

Go to the application form (in English) (use Google Chrome or Firefox when you fill in the form)

Fees and tuition
Get information about tuition fee.

If you are studying at an institution with a bilateral partner agreement with VIA, your participation at Creative Learning and Animation is tuition-free.

Students from institutions without a bilateral partner agreement must pay EUR 5.000 for the Exchange Semester in Creative Learning and Animation.

Read about fees and finances.

Student counselling
We are ready to help you before applying.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding your attendance at Creative Learning and Animation in Viborg.

Please contact our student counsellor:

Birgitte Vigsø Henningsen
T: +45 87 55 37 36

You are always welcome to contact us, in case of any questions.

VIA University College
Education and Social Studies
Prinsens Allé 2
DK- 8800 Viborg

T: +45 87 55 37 00
F: +45 87 55 37 01

Read about VIA Campus Viborg (in English).