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Design of Visual Effects and Animation (SOK)

HOU > Design of Visual Effects and Animation (SOK)
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Subject of the Programme: Design of Visual Effects and animation

  • Two-dimensional and three-dimensional modeling
  • History of animation visual effects
  • Basic principles of spatial planning
  • Animation visual effects
  • 3d animation / Tracking / MOCAP
  • Development of Audiovisual Media Production
  • Photogrammetry


The Master’s Program “Design of Visual Effects and animation” aims to provide students with knowledge for their creative participation in various audio-visual and film productions, on a theoretical as well as on a practical level. This master’s program provides a qualitative master’s specialization, with the focus on subjects relating to the visual effects for the moving image and aided with related contemporary technological tools.

Learning Credits ECTS

The total credits (ECTS) required to obtain the Master’s Degree is 90 ECTS

Characterization of the Master Course

Master of Arts (MA)

Classification according to UNESCO ISCED-2011

Based on the level of study: 7

Classification according to UNESCO ISCED-2013

Based on the field of education: 0288 Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving arts and humanities

Teaching Language

The teaching language of the program, as well as the preparation of the diploma thesis, is Greek.

Length of Studies

The minimum length of time to complete the program is three (3) academic semesters.

Quality Policy

Quality Target 2025

Upon completion of the PMS SOK students will be able to document and participate with a specific creative role in working groups creating visual effects.

Upon completion of their studies, students will have acquired specialized knowledge to:

  • leverage new technology tools to create animation visual effects.
  • delve into the history of visual effects through the course of cinema.
  • use various software and digital tools to create 2D and 3D special effects models.
  • design and control the movement in an animation project.
  • include in the production file for financing, the visual effects of the moving image.

Admission requirements

The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines. The programme is offered in Greek. 

The knowledge of a foreign language and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.


Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)


For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.

The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.


The Master of Arts “Visual Effects and Animation Design” is structured in three (3) academic semesters, which include two (2) compulsory Course Modules, five (5) compulsory Laboratory Course Modules and a Master’s Thesis. The minimum period of study is three (3) academic semesters. The total number of credits (ECTS) required to obtain the Master’s Degree (M.D.E.) is 90 ECTS.

In detail, the structure of the MA is the following:

1st semester

SOK50 Visual effects history (C¹, 10 ECTS)
SOK1 L.C.M. Basic principles of the moving image (C, 10 ECTS)
ATM2 L.C.M. Introduction to digital design (C, 10 ECTS)

2nd semester

SOK60 Production development for funding (C, 10 ECTS)
ATM3 L.C.M. Advanced Modeling and Photorealism (C, 10 ECTS)
SOK2 L.C.M. Advanced animation (C, 10 ECTS)

3rd semester

ATM4 L.C.M. Photogrammetry (C, 10 ECTS)
SOKDE Master Diploma thesis (C, 20 ECTS)
Total: 90 ECTS


C¹: Compulsory

Instructions for the selection of Course Modules and Laboratory Course Modules

You can choose from one (1) to three (3) CM/LCM for each semester (30 ECTS).

The selection of the CM and LCM is suggested to be followed in the order that the program structure follows.

During the CM enrollment process, the CM of the previous semester it is suggested to be completed first and then the CM of the next semester should be selected.

For example, students who have successfully completed one (1) CM from the first-semester and wish to select three (3) second-semester CM/LCMmust select the two (2) remaining first-semester CM/LCM and then one (1) from the second semester, etc.

The preparation of the Master Diploma Thesis (SOK DE) presupposes the successful attendance of two (2) CMs and four (4) LCMs of 1st and 2nd semester.

The viva exam of the Master’s thesis presupposes the successful completion of all TUs and LCMs of the Program.

In order to obtain the Master’s degree, the successful completion of two (2) CMs, five(3) LCMs as well as the successful completion and presentation of the Master’s thesis, is mandatory.

Academic Supervision Committee: 

Irene Mavrommati, Asst. Professor of HOU (President of the ASC)

Zerefos Stylianos, Professor of HOU

Spyridon Siakas, Asst. Professor of UNIWA

Student tuition fees for the Postgraduate Programme: 300€ per Course Module, 400€ per Laboratory Course Module and 800€ the Postgraduate Thesis. The total cost is 3.400€.


Student Registration Department:

Tel: +30 2610 367315. E-mail: sok@eap.gr    

Γραφείο εξυπηρέτησης φοιτητών:

Students’ Service Office:

Tel.: +30 2610 367600. E-mail: info@eap.gr

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