Animation/Effects Producing

Talented in organizing and coaching?

Be the one who pulls all the strings: As a producer of films or games you are involved in every phase of a project, from idea to marketing. You are the one who makes it all happen!

The course Animation/Effects Producing at the Animationsinstitut teaches you the production-related implementation of animation, game and effects projects. You will become a professional in matters of budgeting, timing, resource management, team leadership, etc.

In addition to these theoretical foundations, the focus of your studies is on practical work and project realization together with other students. Your organizational skills are key in production teams. The objective is to teach you a problem-based, joined-up way of thinking to help you with the competent development and implementation of project ideas.

This course provides the basis for your career to take off as a producer in the film and media industry or by setting up your own production company. Many graduates of the Animationsinstitut work for international film studios or game companies where they are responsible for major projects, occupying important interface roles.

  • Entry level
  • Postgraduate Studies
  • Duration
  • 2,5 years
  • Teaching Language
  • German/English
  • Academic Degree
  • Diploma
  • Tuition fees (per semester)
  • 0 € (for EU-residents), 1.500 € (for Non-EU residents)
  • Job Profiles
  • Animation Producer, VFX Producer, Production Coordinator, Production Manager, Projekt Management

Please note

It is possible to study Production starting in the basic studies as well as in the project studies. The first two years you will be focusing on Production in general. After two years, you can apply internally at the Filmakademie for different study areas, such as Animation/Effects Producing. Of course it's possible to jump into the postgraduate course Animation/Effects Producing directly.


  • Basic study in Production and project-based study in Animation/Effects Producing: Please apply to the Production degree program.



Information on the postgraduate course Interactive Media specialising in Transmedia Games Producing: The application is completed via the "Production course (lateral entry to project-based study".


General information about the requirements for the application can be found here.

Prof. Lilian Klages, Senior Lecturer

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By working on various animation projects the future producers get to know their tasks first hand. They will be trained in teamleading and project management as well as various animation techniques.

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What is an Animation/Effects Producer?

As an animation/effects producer, you control the technical production of animation and effects projects. You will be responsible for tasks such as calculation, scheduling, project management and team building. An animation/effects producer thinks solution-oriented and outside the box.

Who can apply?

Candidates should hold a first degree in economics, media, design or communication and provide proof of practical experiences. Ideally, candidates have already acquired some work experience in production.

Do I already have to have animation or VFX skills in order to apply?

Knowledge in these areas is an advantage, but not mandatory for the application. It is more important that you are keen to familiarize yourself with animation and VFX and to learn the basics of various animation techniques.

Why should I study Animation/Effects Producing?

As an animation/effects producer you play a central role in projects. From the beginning of your studies you take responsibility for your teams. In addition to valuable on-the-job training, the program includes special lectures and workshops on production-related topics such as calculation, scheduling, project management, team building and contracting. By working on these projects during your studies, you get to know your future tasks first hand and are thus optimally prepared for the demands of the market.

What are my job opportunities as an Animation/Effects Producer?

Career opportunities are excellent, since the international animation and VFX industry has a high demand in various fields of production.

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Since I focus on VFX, I have the opportunity to work on set. It is a perfect combination of office and set work.

Josephine Ross, Student Animation/Effects Producing


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