Student life

As a student with us you should be prepared for an exciting and intensive study program in an international and creative community. 

Life in and outside school

Daily schedule

Normally, you will have lectures in the morning and individual work with teacher feedback and guidance in the afternoons. You will get your own workspace equipped with everything necessary to complete any assignment and you will have access to the school 24-7 to work on your projects.

Extracurricular activities

At TAW, you will find a number of extracurricular activities such as: Morning dance, live drawing, parties, film screenings, yoga, film nights, swimming and improv nights. We also have a yoga/relaxing room and a student lounge (Høgni) available for class dinners or friday bars, parties and other activities.
  • We aim to meet you where you are currently in your professional development. We assess your current skill level, unique talents, ambitions and personal goals, and based on this, we guide you through the proceeding steps on your path with clear constructive feedback.

    Educational philosophy

    It is our position that it takes a well-rounded individual to be ready to meet the ever changing evolution of this profession and the world. Therefore, we strive not only to enable you to cultivate the technical and artistic skills you need, but also to know your values and how to live with integrity to cultivate the professional life you desire.

    Developing strong communication, presentation and interpersonal collaboration skills are keys to success we hope to install in you throughout your time at the school.

    We expect you to take responsibility for your education and engage your own potential. The programme underlines the importance of professionalism and constructive critique in the educational setting. These skills are particularly essential for the team environment that characterises most productions in the industry.

    Furthermore, it is a basic foundation of our philosophy that the school is built upon the experiences and initiatives of every member. Using the methods of deep democracy, it is our goal to forge a dynamic environment. Staff, teachers and students come together on an equal page to cultivate the curriculum, as well as the social and physical environment. This gives each individual the opportunity to contribute and engage not only as a user, but also as an active member of the community.

  • As an international students, you will be paired up with a current student, who will contact you over the summer and help you with practical questions regarding transportation, studying at TAW, living in Denmark, or anything else that may come up during the big move to Viborg. In the first weekend following orientation, the school organise a social event with the buddies and other first year students. This is a great way to begin creating a community feeling with your new classmates and get to know the city a bit before school starts.

  • Student House 111 is a great place to meet up with students from other educational institutions in Viborg.

    Student House 111 is a meeting place for all students enrolled in higher education in Viborg. It is a great place to meet new people and relax, play music, be creative and party.

    The house includes a common area with a bar, stage, pool table, football table and cozy places to study, read and relax. There are also fully equipped music studios to practice alone or with your band.

    The Student House organises a Friday bar once a month, as well as other social and cultural events throughout the year. The Student House 111 is a STUDENT’S house, a social mecca and your living room away from home. It is run for and by students, so you are welcome to get involved!

Facilities

Production equipment

TAW provides production equipment (both soft- and hardware) of the highest quality for different types of productions (2D, 3D and stop motion) within pre-production, production and post-production.
Books at the library

Library

Our small library is open to all students and staff. Here, you will find a wide selection of animated and live-action shorts and features. The DVD library contains around 600 DVDs, with more than 2000 titles. There is also a book section, with books on filmmaking, animation theory and practice, art and design, as well as instruction books on essential software, and comics. The library is located on the 1st floor in building 105.

Sound studio

You will find a fully equipped sound studio for recording of voice acting, sound and music related to the in-house productions. In connection with the sound studio, there is a rehearsal room, which provides the perfect creative environment for students, employees and other working musicians connected to the school.

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