Name of qualification Name of qualification: Animator/animatorka gibljivih slikAdd to comparison
Translated title (no legal status) Translated title: Motion picture animator
Type of qualification Type of qualification: National vocational qualification, SQF level 6
Category of qualification Category of qualification: Vocational Qualification
Admission requirements Entry conditions:
  • at least one year of independent work in the field of animating motion pictures, which the candidate proves with authentic documents (reference letters or/and reports on the work performed with the signature of the responsible person or/and a contract or/and proof of student work, a statement in the check-out list, etc. .), which show the time and content of the work performed.
ISCED field Field:
Arts and humanities
ISCED subfield subfield: audio-visual techniques and media production
Qualification level

SQF Level: SQF 6
EQF Level: EQF 5

Learning outcomes:
  • The candidate is able to:
  • plan, prepare, implement and control your own work and the work of the group and follow the principles of teamwork
  • ensure the quality and success of one's own work and the work of the group in the work environment in accordance with the standards in the field of animation development of motion pictures
  • communicate with colleagues and business partners and clients and use modern information and communication technology
  • use computer tools and monitor the development of new software tools in the field of animation of motion pictures
  • follow the development of the profession and trends in the field of animation of motion pictures
  • plan preparation for animating motion pictures
  • animate characters/objects/backgrounds and camera
  • ensure the efficiency of the overall functioning of the animation of motion pictures
  • protect health and the environment and act according to the principles of sustainable development



Verification and assessment are carried out by committees for the verification and validation of national vocational qualifications, appointed by the National Examination Centre (NEC). Committee members must be licensed by the National Examination Centre. Licences may be found here.

Assesment and completion:


During the guidance process the candidate prepares a portfolio,  which is assessed by a committee. If the portfolio submitted by the candidate contains  authentic, valid and adequate proof of the knowledge,  skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, the committee may:

  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in full,  
  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in part and define the  knowledge, skills and competence to be verified,  
  • refuse to validate any of the contents of the occupational standard because  the candidate has not provided proof of any of the knowledge, skills and competences  defined in the occupational standard, in which case it will verify  the occupational standard in full. 


Practical assessment with oral defense.

Before the direct check, the candidate prepares and with an active connection or on an external disk/USB key, etc. submits the product (animation of motion pictures) to the commission with the attached documentation:

  • product: one animation of motion pictures for the chosen genre of animation (traditional animation, stop animation, computer animation...), where the candidate participated as an animator, with which the candidate demonstrates mastery of the animation process at the oral defense ( storyboard, work and schedule plan, recording sheet, animation motion curve, animatics, placement of keyframes of each frame, continuous animation, animating with keyframes and intermediate frames, lip syncing, digital and analog lighting, standard formats for export and playback of animation ). Animation of motion pictures with attached statement/evidence/reference/statement in check-out tip, etc. to prove co-authorship of the product, it should not be older than four years and
  • documentation: animation process for motion picture animation, containing:
    • substantive description of the animation process for the selected type of motion picture animation and
    • technical implementation of the animation process for the selected type of animation of motion pictures: storyboard; animation work and schedule; plan for recording sheet; a plan for an animation motion curve, a proposal for the appropriate use of a software tool for performing animation; a plan for making animations; instructions for continuous animation, animates with keyframes (from pose to pose) and intermediate frames; in the case of speech, a plan for synchronizing lip animation (lip sync); digital and analog lighting; using standard formats for exporting and playing animation of motion pictures; graphic breakdown of the documentation (signatures to photographs, tables, graphs...) with references to literature, use of professional terminology, compliance with the norms of the Slovenian language, etc.

The candidate can attach the product/products to a personal collection folder (in the counseling process).

Conditions for obtaining a public document:

Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

Awarding body:

Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant database of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres and chambers of commerce.


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