This course introduces students to the ‘animation machine’ - that is, the essential structures, techniques and processes developed throughout the long history of animation and applied in artistic, research and professional contexts. This gives students a firm theoretical and technical foundation for working and experimenting independently with the possibilities of the moving image. Instruction will be through practical workshops and project-based assignments that will explore the aesthetics and methods of both analogue and digital processes.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- apply fundamental skills in animation in response to workshop briefs;
- demonstrate an understanding of the expressive and experimental possibilities of animation;
- recognise relationships between concept and process in the production of animation; and
- engage with historical, contemporary and theoretical contexts relevant to animation.
School of Art and Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Portfolio of Studio Work (80) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Documentation (20) [LO 2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
As published on Wattle.
Maureen Furness. 2008. The Animation Bible! A Guide to Everything - From Flipbooks to Flash. Maureen Furness, Laurence King Publishing: London.
Richard Williams. 2001. The Animator's Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas. Faber and Faber: London.
Lev Manovich. 2013. Software Takes Command, Bloomsbury: UK
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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