Animation 1: Design for Animation

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Animation 1: Design for Animation

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Animation, Design Management, Graphic Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    The course introduces students to the principles and theory of animation practice. It will provide students with an introduction to character and story development, storyboarding, movement, timing and design for animation.
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of key animation principles of storyboarding, timing and design for animation;
    2. Analyse key animation forms and identify animation styles;
    3. Articulate and apply basic animation theory in the development of their work;
    4. Design and produce a small animatic from concept to delivery
    Topics will include:
    Animation forms and styles;
    Visual and production design;
    Movement and timing, storyboarding;
    Production planning and shooting methods.
    Project: Student Projects
    Presentation: Presentations - Individual

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.