University of Technology Sydney

54402 Studio: Foundations in Animation Design

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 82220 Animation Studio: Foundations in Animation Design


This subject advances students’ knowledge and skills in the development of both narrative and non-narrative forms of animation. Students build on their experience gained in 54403 Studio: Foundations in Animation Language, with a continuing emphasis on primary visual research through direct observation, photography, film and sound.

Studio-based projects focus on the production of animation sequences as final outcomes, and there is a strong emphasis on experimentation and creative risk-taking throughout. The subject also expands on themes around building narratives for animation through the making and analysis of analogue and digital sequences.

Students develop sophisticated visualisation skills in a wide range of hand-made and digital media. Issues such as composition, colour theory, camera framing and movement, visual space and hierarchy are also explored in greater depth.

Technical and creative skills developed in previous subjects are consolidated in collaborative creative work with large-scale public outcomes.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.

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