close
Choose your region

Motion Designer Program

Want to become a successful Motion Designer?

Download the program syllabus and find out how!

FORMAT

Full-time - In person

LOCATION

Karlshamn

DURATION

109 Weeks

TUITION FEE

Government-funded or 293,000 SEK

TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER

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 visual experiences.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

This program is for you who want to have a deep understanding of Motion design to launch or upgrade your career in the international animation or film industry.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Swedish Government-funded applicants: Application deadline extended. Limited seats available

International applicants: Last seats available

 

Note: Students who started their studies before fall 2024 will remain in Karlskrona until summer 2025.

 

Got questions?

Book a call with our Admission Team.
We are here to help you find the best solution for you.

HI_Icon_OnlineDistance
Website Gif - YH Work as
CSN YH Page

Swedish Government Funded Seats Available.

PERIOD

FORMAT

August 5, 2024 – December 11, 2026 
109 weeks (90 on campus – 19 on internship)

 

Full-time at Karlshamn

 

The August 2024 cohort will be hosted at the Karlshamn campus.

Internship Affiliation Program

We understand the importance of securing an internship that aligns perfectly with your aspirations. Each year, Motion Designer students have the opportunity to secure internships with companies in our Internship Affiliation Program.

Internship Affiliation Program

The Application Process

  • SWEDISH GOVERNMENT-FUNDED SEATS
  • INTERNATIONAL SEATS
Extended deadline for Motion Designer only.
All other applications closed as of April 15th, 2024, at 18:00 CEST.
Check if you are eligible for the government funded seats expand_more expand_less

To be considered a student who qualifies for a Swedish government funded YH education (Yrkeshögskolan) you must fulfil at least one of the following criteria:


1) Be a citizen of Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland or any of the related territories.
2) Have permanent right of residence in one of the countries mentioned above
3) Have temporary right of residence in Sweden for the full duration of the program. This permit can’t be study or work dependent. You may be asked to upload proof of your right of residence before the program starts.

Note! By program start, August 5, 2024, you must hold a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer), coordination number (samordningsnummer). This also applies to residents of the Nordic countries mentioned above.

Your residency in Sweden must not be dependent on your studies at Hyper Island. Please note that Hyper Island is unable to provide immigration support or sponsorship of any kind to students applying for a Swedish government funded seat.

 

You must also meet at least one the following entry requirements:

1) applicants need to have at least a high school diploma (“Gymnasieexamen”) or equivalent from Komvux

2) have a Swedish or foreign education that is equivalent to the requirements in item 1

3) resides in Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway and are eligible for an equivalent education in that country

4) through Swedish or foreign education, practical experience or in any other way meet the conditions to be granted admission in the program

 

Applicants applying for a Swedish government funded seat must also meet the following eligibility requirement:

  • Have basic knowledge of the Swedish language, or any of the other Scandinavian languages (danish, faroese, icelandic or norwegian)*. 
    • You may be asked to upload proof that you meet the language requirements
      • Proof can include, but is not limited to:
        • Grades from Swedish high school course 2 or 3, alternatively Swedish as a second language 2 or 3, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries
        • Proof of completed or enrolled in the SFI (Swedish for Immigrants) course A1 and/or A2, or higher, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries. The SFI course, or equivalent from other Scandinavian countries, must be completed by program start. 
        • Letter from employer stating the applicant’s knowledge of Swedish or other Scandinavian language gained through work experience or other real life experience. 

 

Sufficient knowledge in a Scandinavian language is needed in order for Hyper Island to help and support students find a successful industry placement (internship= LIA) in Sweden. The industry placement is a required part of the YH program. 

 

More information about entry requirements for government-funded seats in Higher Vocational Schools in Sweden can be found by visiting the Higher Vocational Education (Yrkeshögskolan) website.

Check information about CSN expand_more expand_less

Swedish residents may qualify for financial support (from CSN) while studying. Please check here or contact CSN directly.

 

Eligible candidates can apply for the newly introduced financial support “Omställningsstudiestöd”.

 

For those applying from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and the Faroe Islands, you should contact your local education support provider.

Check the entry requirements expand_more expand_less

Successful applicants need to have at least a high school diploma (“Gymnasieexamen”) or a foreign equivalent and have a basic knowledge of Scandinavian language (for more information, please refer to Tab 1). No previous work experience is required.

Studying your last year at high school?

If you have not graduated from high school yet but are on track to graduate in Spring 2024, you can still apply to Hyper Island.

 

Please ask your school to provide a certificate with your predicted grades and submit that document as your education backup. You will need to send your final grades to us as soon as you receive them.

Send in your application task and documents expand_more expand_less

Our application portal will be open from January 2024 until April 15, 2024.

We do not accept any applications past the deadline.


List of documents you need to attach:

  • Submit your Application Task.

  • One-page CV in English.

  • Proof of education: show that you have completed at least high school, whether that's in Sweden or another country. Click here to see which document you need to upload. We do not require your education documents to be translated.

  • Please note that some of our programs have additional requirements, so you may need to provide extra supporting materials.

  • Proof of basic knowledge of the Swedish language, or any of the other Scandinavian languages (Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, or Norwegian). Proof can include, but is not limited to:

    • Grades from Swedish high school course 2 or 3, alternatively Swedish as a second language 2 or 3, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries

    • Proof of completion or enrollment in the SFI (Swedish for Immigrants)  course A1 and/or A2, or higher, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries. The SFI course, or equivalent from other Scandinavian countries, must be completed by program start.

    • Letter from employer stating the applicant’s knowledge of Swedish or other Scandinavian language gained through work experience or other real-life experience.

    Sufficient knowledge of a Scandinavian language is needed for Hyper Island to help and support students to find a successful industry placement (internship = LIA) in Sweden. The industry placement is a required part of the YH program.
Attend the Admissions Days expand_more expand_less

You'll be notified and invited to join the second step of our admissions process in May 2024.

Get the final decision expand_more expand_less

You'll be notified with the final decision starting late June. Seats are offered from the reserve list until the end of the third week of school.

Limited seats available for the International seats.

Residence permit requirements expand_more expand_less

Hyper Island will provide the necessary documentation for applications to the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) for students requiring a student residence permit. In order to receive this backup documentation from Hyper Island you must be a fee-paying international student who has gone through the international admissions process with us. If you are unsure about whether you are an international student, please contact us.

Check the entry requirements expand_more expand_less

Successful applicants need to have at least a high school diploma. No previous work experience is required.

Studying your last year at high school?

If you have not graduated from high school yet but are on track to graduate in Spring 2024, you can still apply to Hyper Island.

Please ask your school to provide a certificate with your predicted grades and submit that document as your education backup. You will need to send your final grades to us as soon as you receive them.

Send in your application task and documents expand_more expand_less

List of documents you need to attach:

  • Submit your Application Task.

  • One-page CV in English.

  • Proof of education: You must have at least a high school diploma.

  • Please note that some of our programs have additional requirements, so you may need to provide extra supporting materials.
 
Ready for a new journey? Start today and apply here.
Attend the Digital Admissions Day (DAD) expand_more expand_less

Upon submitting your application, you'll be notified if you have made it to the next round, which is the admissions day. You will be invited to an admissions preparatory meeting to get all your remaining questions answered and we will prepare you for the next step, Digital Admissions Day. This day consists of a personal but informal interview and an interactive group task with other international applicants. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information. 

Get the final decision expand_more expand_less

If you have successfully gone through the whole admissions process, you will be notified on your admissions decision a week after joining a full Digital Admissions Day.

Swedish Government
Funded Seats
STATUS:
Application deadline extended! Limited seats available.

We use the Classter platform for these seats.
If you already have an account, click Continue your application, otherwise Start your Application.

International
Student Seats
STATUS:

Last seats available. Apply now!

If you are an international student, your application starts here.

Click above and follow the instructions.

Website Gif - YH Campus 1.2 sec

Have the skills and be prepared to work as:

  • check Motion Designer
  • check Animator
  • check Illustrator
  • check Film Editor
  • check 3D Artist
  • check Screenwriter

Program Overview

9 Areas of Study expand_more expand_less
During the Motion Designer program, you will explore 9 courses:
  • The Hyper Island Journey
  • The Fundamentals Crafts & Tools of Motion Design
  • The Professional Path
  • Exploring Visual Expression in Motion Design
  • Storytelling for Motion Design
  • Brand, Concept, Treatment & Production
  • The Motion studio
  • Individual Project
  • Industrial Placement
Internship expand_more expand_less

Experiential learning is at the core of the Hyper Island methodology, therefore, the internship course is an essential part of each program. 

 

The internship provides you with opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of your field of specialisation by being in a professional environment with the guidance of industry professionals. This is also referred to as the Industrial Placement or Learning on the Job (LIA). 

 

In a workplace, you have the opportunity to apply and test your knowledge, skills, and competences, and representatives of the internship workplace participate actively in the planning and organisation of the internship.

Internship Affiliation Program expand_more expand_less

Each year, students enrolled in the Motion Designer program have the chance to secure placements with companies participating in our Internship Affiliation Program. This year, we are thrilled to announce that our exceptional companies with a focus on motion design will be hosting interns from our program:

 

Compani56
Istudios
Bannerboy
Oh Man Productions
Adme

 

We eagerly anticipate witnessing the growth and creativity of our talented students throughout their internship experiences with these esteemed organizations. So get ready to embark on your journey in the dynamic field of Motion Design.

EXPERIENCE
The Hyper Island Way™

REAL WORLD READY

Through experience-based learning you will have the opportunity to learn while working with real clients on their challenges.

Google x Hyper Island Learning Partnership

160 students collaborated with Google employees to create game-changing solutions during a three-day Design Sprint.

Read More

Volvo x Hyper Island Learning Partnership

Business Development program students took part in the annual Volvo Hack Sprint to focus on driving change.

Read More

Bolt x Hyper Island Learning Partnership

Together with Bolt, Content Developer students created a memorable campaign to address parking anger.

Read More

SEIZE YOUR POTENTIAL

Upon graduation you will equipped to get hired or to start your own business. 

61

Alumni work at

YH Page - Google logo
36

Alumni work at

YH Page - Spotify logo
57

Alumni work at

YH Page - IKEA logo
STUDY IN OUR
KARLSHAMN CAMPUS

Immerse yourself in the vibrant history and stunning waterside beauty of Karlskrona, where Hyper Island was founded in 1996.

Our Karlskrona campus welcomes over 100 students each year from diverse programs and corners of the globe. It's not just an education; it's a chance to pursue your dreams.

Loved by Lifelong learners

Testimonial YH 3

"Hyper Island gave me the foundation to approach creative challenges effectively. I gained an understanding of team dynamics and how to manage processes and culture. Focusing on how to work to optimize creativity and feedback within each team."

Linus Hultkrantz

UX Designer @ Valtech

Testimonial YH

"As a practical person who prefers learning by doing, I found a perfect match in Hyper Island. I had the chance to explore new ways of thinking and creating that challenged my status quo."

Marius Pedersen

Head of Content @ Red Bull

Testimonial YH 2

"Hyper Island was my most eye-opening year to that date. At times terrifyingly challenging – and for the same reasons incredibly rewarding!"

Hanna Reuterwall

Marketing Manager @ Netflix Nordics

Got questions?

Our Admissions Team is available to provide guidance. Contact us and let us help you move towards reaching your goals.

HI_Icon_Process-2

Want to get notified about our events?

Join our mailing list for tips, events, and opportunities.