Animation is located somewhere between fine arts, film and new technologies, a hybrid form incorporating many elements of traditional and new developments of visual communication. The students can explore a wide range of possibilities between classical animation techniques to any form of expression. They are highly encouraged to combine the specifics of different media into their projects. Besides providing the students with basic knowledge of animation techniques, we introduce historical examples of animation and interesting current productions. We also try to keep an eye on other media, to give the students a wider range of aesthetic knowledge and to give them other tools for creativity. In our courses we look at the obvious links to film language, but also at the influence of dance, theater and sometimes architecture. For that reason we have established a close collaboration with professional dancers, to provide students with the possibility to do practical research on movement, rhythm and staging.