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Animation and Digital Media Producer

Professional Training course

Under guidance of several of Europe’s leading animation producers, you will get a solid working knowledge of project management, economical management and team management through theory applied to the your animation or digital media project!

About Animation and Digital Media Producer

  • Facts

    Title: Animation and Digital Media Producer

    Language: English

    Credits: 15 ECTS credits

    Next program: First module will start in March 2020

    Duration of the program: The course consists of six seminars at The Animation Workshop in Viborg or in Aarhus each of two-three days’ duration. The dates are:

    March 12. - 13. 2020
    May 14. - 15. 2020
    September 3. - 4. 2020
    November 5. - 6. 2020
    January 28. - 29. 2020

    All days from 9.00 - 21.00

    For your planning: Please note that between the seminars there will be a certain amount of course literature to read.

    Application deadline: January 31. 2020


    The Animation Workshop/VIA University College, Kasernevej 5, 8800 Viborg DK

    Aarhus, Filmbyen

    Fee EU/Non EU Citizens:

    EU and non-EU-citizens: 3.883 EUR (approx 29.000 DKK)

    Open Education:

    Digital Media and Production is an Open Education program, part of the VIA Diploma in Leadership. Open Education is a wide range of educational programs in Denmark offered to adults who wish to undergo further training. It is open to anybody who has successfully passed our admission criteria: You must as a minimum have completed a higher education at the minimum bachelor level, a relevant short higher education or a higher adult education. In addition, you must have a minimum of two years' relevant work experience after graduation. In certain cases, applicants without formal education can be accepted if they have a solid professional experience.

    For more information on this matter contact 

  • How to apply

    Application deadline: January 31. 2020

    In order to apply for the Animation and Digital Media Producer course, please use this online application form

    Within a short time after the application deadline you will receive an e-mail with information about whether your application was successful. 

    The Animation Workshop, VIA University College reserves the right to cancel the course should there not be enough participants registered.

  • Structure and content

    The Open Education Course ” Animation and Digital Media Producer” is a package of three project-based modules on a diploma-level in production of animated film and interactive media based on the education “Diploma in Leadership” offered by VIA University College.

    The courses consists of six seminars at The Animation Workshop plus self study and practice-testing.

    During the course period, the students will be working on a practice-based shear modules project, for which they will prepare a production bible including project presentation (synopsis, treatment, characters, universe, script), production plan, budget, financial plan, technical production plan, distribution plan/tv-deals. 


    Module 1: Project management – Creative Producer – 5 ECTS 

    Two seminars plus independent studies 

    • Choice of project in agreement with your own and the actual company’s capacities and competences 
    • Project development and production strategies 
    • Financial strategies, business plans 
    • Distribution plans/TV-deals 
    • National and international partnership, co-production 
    • Project- management theory 
    • Written exam 


    Module 2: Economical management – Planning, Budgeting & Financing – 5 ECTS

    Two seminars plus independent studies 

    • Choice of the most cost-effective technical pipelines 
    • Production planning 
    • Budgeting 
    • Management of and investing in hardware and data storage
    • Financing: National and international, public and private, gap financing, bank loan
    • Slate financing 
    • Management tools 
    • Economical management theory 
    • Oral exam 


    Module 3: Team management – Managing Talents and Resources – 5 ECTS

    Two seminars plus independent studies 

    • Discovery and recruiting of relevant artistic talents 
    • Working with artists and understanding the special artist culture 
    • Development of talents, keeping talents 
    • Management of and communication with the team, management tools
    • Practical handling of the projects part elements and delegation of tasks for example with the help of agile project management methods
    • Salary, contracts, copyright law 
    • Crises management 
    • Team management and communication theory and techniques 
    • Oral exam 
  • Fees and finances

    EU and non-EU-citizens: 3.883 EUR (approx 29.000 DKK)

    This covers the teaching and tea/coffee during the seminars.

    Please note: You will be asked to pay the fee in three installments.

    Participants who do not hold an education on BA level, and therefore accepted through professional experience, are legible to apply for a special type of state funding of up to 20.000 DKK.

    Please write if you fall into that category of participants and would like more information about that.

    The course fee is reduced thanks to financial support from Vision Denmark.

  • Instructors

    Therese Sachse

    Therese Sachse

    Animation Producer & Consultant

    Therese Sachse has been working with animation since 1999. During these 20 years, she has obtained a great deal of experience when it comes to international productions, both on TV series and feature films. Filmography selection: LEGO Star Wars Heroes Join Forces (Line Producer), LEGO Star Wars Freemaker Adventures Season 2 (Line Producer), LEGO Star Wars Freemaker Adventures Season 1 (Line Producer), LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales (Line Producer), LEGO Legends of Chima (Production Manager), Journey to Saturn – feature (DK) (Line Producer), Jungo Goes Bananas – feature (DK) (Line Producer), The Ugly Duckling & Me! – feature (DK) (Line Producer), Pre-production of LEGO Ninjago TV series (Line Producer), H.C. AndersensFairytales TV series (Production Manager), Jungledyret Hugo TV series (Production Manager), Troll Tales TV series (Production Manager)

  • Contact

    Maria Skov Pedersen is a teacher and coordinator at The Drawing Academy and Professional Training

    Maria Skov Pedersen

    Coordinator and teacher at The Drawing Academy and Professional Training

    T: +45 87 55 49 44