SM2228 - Understanding Animation

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School of Creative Media
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Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course provides an introduction to the history of animation, and to the different forms and styles of animation that have emerged since the introduction of cinema. The “pre-history” of moving image animation is also discussed. Examples are drawn from animations created in many different parts of the world including North America, Asia, and Europe, with special emphasis on independent and auteur modes of animation production. Through this course, students will gain a holistic understanding of global animation beyond the dominating styles of Disney, Pixar, and anime.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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