University of Technology Sydney

54403 Studio: Foundations in Animation Language

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 82120 Animation Studio: Foundations in Animation Language


Primary research through observational drawing, photography, film, and sound recording are key elements in the creative process in this subject. Students participate in a varied program of observational drawing classes, visual research, story-telling and problem-solving projects designed to introduce them to a wide range of possibilities within animation. These short projects acquaint students with a diverse range of research methods, which feed directly into their creative outcomes. Students learn to record and collect information and imagery, and then to apply this to their work in imaginative ways. Secondary research, through the exploration of existing art, design, media and culture – not just animation – is also an essential component, as inspiration and information should be found in the most varied and unlikely places. The subject prioritises the development of a clear, original and thorough approach to research, ideas generation and character design.

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Autumn session, City campus

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