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CAEL2047: Animation

2023 unit information

This unit of study introduces you to the fundamental concepts and skills associated with 2D animation production. The unit provides both a conceptual and technical framework for you to explore the possibilities of animation in relation to your existing practice or as a completely new endeavour. Working in the digital domain, you will explore a range of approaches including frame-by-frame animation and stop motion animation. The technical component of this course provides you with the necessary skills to realise a self-directed project while encouraging exploration and experimentation. Class discussions, seminars and individual tutorials support screenings of historical and contemporary animated works to allow you to situate your own projects within a contemporary context.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Sydney College of the Arts

Code CAEL2047
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. contextualise your own creative approach towards animation within the history of animation and the visual arts
  • LO2. explore various software environment and workflow processes involved in creating animation
  • LO3. consider the basic principles involved in planning an animation project from inspiration and conception to production and outputting
  • LO4. understand and apply safe working practices - OH&S in the studio.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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