University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Film Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course is intended to introduce students to a wide variety of different films and filmmaking techniques under the category of 'animation'. Students will view and analyse both drawn animation, 'model' animation (stop motion animation) as well as computer generated animation

    The course aims are:
    1. To introduce students to a wide range of films categorised as 'animation'.
    2. To present students with the expanding critical literature on animation.
    3. To examine a diverse range of animation techniques and analyse the variety of effects that may be achieved through different kinds of film-making practice.
    4. To provide students with a sense of the historical, industrial and social context for the films.
    By the end of the course, students should be able to
    1. Students should have some critical understanding of the term 'animation' and have viewed a satisfactory range of different kinds of animated film.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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