University of Technology Sydney

54402 Studio: Foundations in Animation Design

Requisite(s): (54406 Context: 2D Animation Introduction OR 82121 Context: 2D Animation Introduction) AND (54403 Studio: Foundations in Animation Language OR 82120 Animation Studio: Foundations in Animation Language)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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 narrative and non-narrative forms of animation. Students build on their fundamental animation skills acquired from 54406, with a continuing emphasis on visual research through observation, film and sound.

Projects focus on the production of animated sequences as final outcomes, with a strong emphasis on experimentation and creative risk-taking. The subject expands on building both representational and conceptual narratives for animation through visual and auditory stimuli.

Students explore composition, colour theory, staging, timing, and movement to sound, as well as the application of animation principles within different contexts. The introduction of multiple software platforms such as the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, ToonBoom Harmony and Shotgun, supports their studio project production, while broadening students' fundamental skillset and knowledge of professional practice.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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