University of Technology Sydney

55501 Studio: Animation Project Pre-production

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 82711 Animation Studio: Animation Project Pre-production


In this subject, students begin to research, generate ideas, develop content and form collaborative teams for their capstone animation project which is completed in Spring session. Pre-production is an important phase in the creative development of animation. It encompasses many standard practices and steps (such as script development, pre-visualisation of key animation concept designs, story pitching to an audience, and storyboard production). As animation is a highly collaborative practice, time is spent fostering the formation of a production team and creative partnerships, paying particular attention to the capabilities of their chosen team and the needs and demands of the evolving major project.

Students work closely with multiple tutors who are animation professionals and academics, to negotiate and refine the feasibility of their proposed project, developing clear strategies for production. At the completion of the subject students have a fully resolved creative package of pre-production assets, including a production bible, concept design artwork, final animatic, temp soundtrack, creative collaborators, and a production schedule, ready to begin production in Spring.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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

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