University of Technology Sydney

54404 Studio: Narrative Experimentations in Animation

Requisite(s): (82320 Animation Studio: Narrative Investigations OR 54405 Studio: Narrative Investigations in Animation) AND (82321 Context: Animation Character OR 54407 Context: Animation Character)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 88211 Animation Studio: Narrative Experimentations


This studio enables students to engage with processes that connect social responsibility, inclusiveness, critical thinking and research to alternative animation media outcomes. Projects have a focus on experimentation and explore the conceptualisation of complex ideas and alternative narrative structures from concept through to full animation and exhibition.

Students use primary research processes as well as secondary research to explore original ideas that are capable of being realised as real-world projects in a global context. The subject explores professional practice for alternative and experimental media settings by taking students through the process of developing a professional proposal document for pitching to stakeholders and producing that proposal as a public work for alternative and experimental settings that operate outside mainstream animation broadcast media.

An important aspect of this subject is understanding how to position creative teams and concepts to external stakeholders and the development of collaborations with key creative partners. This supports students' professional practice and their ability to seek funding for alternative projects, to work in a team, exchange ideas, negotiate and communicate effectively with co-creators.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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Access conditions

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