University of Technology, Sydney

Staff directory | Webmail | Maps | Newsroom | What's on

82320 Animation Studio: Narrative Investigations

Requisite(s): 82220 Animation Studio: Foundations in Animation Design AND 82221 Context: Introduction to 3D and 2D Hybrid Animation
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This studio enables students to engage with animation processes that advance their knowledge and understanding of narrative and performance. Projects explore the conceptualisation of complex design ideas and narrative drive through storyboarding to full animation, with a strong emphasis on experimentation. Building on the fundamental animation skills acquired in first year, students incorporate these principles directly into studio projects.

Continued emphasis is placed on the use of primary research processes grounded in first-hand experience, case studies, collection and observation. Students should be prepared to explore ideas through numerous iterations, and avoid formula and cliché. The subject explores psychology and emotional drive within character, performance and film language, camera and composition, story arcs, and production design. An increased emphasis is placed on the use of sound design, music and spoken dialogue.

An important aspect of this subject is the development of collaborations with key creative partners. Working with people from disciplines closely associated with animation such as musicians, actors, interactive and sound designers, students learn ways to exchange ideas, negotiate and communicate effectively with co-creators.

Detailed subject description.

Fee information

Information to assist with determining the applicable fee type can be found at Understanding fees.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.