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Extended 3D Design with Blender

Extended 3D Design with Blender

Extent: 3 cr (81h)
Timing: after MUM2TA001 Basic 3D Design with Blender
Language: English
Level: Elective studies

Starting level and linkage with other courses
This course follows MUM2TA001 Basic 3D Design with Blender, which must be passed before enrolling in this one

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student has a deep understanding of one feature of Blender that he/she has researched.

Course contents
This course is a problem-based learning style course, in which the student selects a feature of Blender and produces a tutorial on it. Previous topics of choice have included

  • Rigging
  • Animation
  • Procedural materials
  • Compositing
  • Physics engine
  • Game engine
  • Node-based material systems
  • Cycles rendering engine

Teaching and learning methods
This is a full online course. Students have eight weeks to produce the tutorial but may provide their product at any time

Teacher responsible
Heikki Hietala

Course materials
Handouts provided by the teacher and Moodle learning platform.

Assessment criteria
The course is evaluated by the tutorial produced by the students.


Grade 1 (50 %)

Grade 3 (70 %)

Grade 5 (90 %)


The student has put together a very basic tutorial. Using the tutorial it is possible to gain a narrow idea of the topic.

The student’s tutorial makes it possible to see the potential of the subject matter. The tutorial provides a good scope of the subject matter.

The student provides a complete and well-functioning tutorial with which the reader can fully understand the potential of the subject matter and is able to go further with it.


The student has satisfactory skills to produce a small and limited-scope tutorial on his/her selected topic.

The student has good skills to act as a tutor into using Blender in a more complex way.

The student has excellent skills to assist new learners into the subject matter of the tutorial. His/her skills provide a solid support for new users.


The student’s work shows limited capability in the learning process.

The student shows activity and initiative in learning process. He/she is willing to develop his/her 3D skills further.

The student shows excellent activity and initiative in the learning process. He/she is independently taking his/her skills further and provides full coverage on he topic.

Modes of assessment and their weights
100% on the tutorial: its usability, functionality, results produced, scope.