University of Technology Sydney

82019 Animation Special Project A

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Design
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Description

This subject is designed to enable students to participate in independent learning opportunities relevant to animation research and/or practice. Such opportunities may include but are not limited to: animation competitions, master-class projects run by leading industry professionals, and live external animation projects. Learning is largely independent and self-directed and framed by an individually designed learning contract. Students require approval from the animation course director to enrol in this subject.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. Willingness to explore multiple broad solutions to the problem at hand
2. Ability to develop and present broad research material around the problem both holistically, historically and specifically.
3. Ability to construct a strategy toward a solution based upon research material
4. Execute a solution to the given problem in a professional manner
5. Willingness to discover and develop originality and novel approaches in design

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Ability to position work within a wider social and cultural context (A.2)
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team, negotiate differences and take a leadership role when required (C.1)
  • Ability to contribute positively to critique and feedback process (C.3)
  • Ability to understand and challenge disciplinary conventions and practices (I.1)
  • Ability to recognise the creative possibilities for animation technologies and materials, to experiment, to take risks, and contribute alternative directions (I.3)
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of craft and production values across all methods of animation process (P.2)
  • Ability to undertake primary and secondary research, exploring a wide range of visual and textual materials, and connect research process to final outcomes (R.1)
  • Ability to contextualise work within current and historical animation practice and theory (R.2)
  • Ability to iterate, reflect, edit and engage in self-critique and critical thinking (R.3)

Teaching and learning strategies

Tutorial sessions equivalent to 12x(2-3) hours per week.

Studio: This subject will consist of weekly studio-based tutorials with access to technology as required. Presentations: Students will be expected to attend presentations and give presentations to Special Project examining body.

Content (topics)

This subject requires students to submit completed design research and / or project work contextualised by a designed reflective portfolio developed through the auspices of a project brief. The project brief will contain: a brief outlining the nature of the research and / or project being undertaken; where the project will be undertaken; the roles and responsibilities of the student in undertaking the project; the assessment requirements of the project; the assessment criteria for the project; and the deadline/s for submission/s. Students must demonstrate, through the portfolio, that they have fulfilled the objectives of this subject as reflected in the project brief.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Assessment Task 1: Project assessment tasks to be determined in consultation with subject coordinator in conjunction with Special Project examining body.

Intent:

Problem based learning project part 1.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2 and 3

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

A.2, C.3, I.3 and R.1

Type: Project
Groupwork: Group, group and individually assessed
Weight: 50%

Assessment task 2: Assessment Task 2: Project assessment tasks to be determined in consultation with subject coordinator in conjunction with Special Project examining body.

Intent:

Problem based learning project part 2

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 3, 4 and 5

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

C.1, I.1, P.2, R.2 and R.3

Type: Project
Groupwork: Group, group and individually assessed
Weight: 50%