Animation Methodologies

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Animation Methodologies

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Animators have employed a wide range of media to create animated imagery for a variety of contexts. The broad scope of available 2D and 3D media allows images to be developed in diverse ways to display virtual reality, digital three-dimensional objects, traditional two-dimensional formats, stop-motion processes, and integrated effects within live-action motion pictures. Animation Methodologies recognises that any given production technique provides just one of many possible ways to realise an animation project whether for game development, film or television, Web or emergent media. This unit explores the varied nature of animation methods from traditional practices to approaches using digital techniques.


    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit students should be able to:
    1. Interpret a design brief;
    2. Identify and describe the complex workflows and scheduling required of the animated industry;
    3. Work with the key tools of animated productions;
    4. Produce correctly formatted design elements which form part of the animation production process; 
    5. Critically reflect on methodological approaches to animation production.
    6. Apply written, oral and visual communication skills in the presentation of an analysis and evaluation of collaborative practice.

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