ADA107 - Principles of Animation

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

ACF107

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Riley Mclaren
Trimester 3: Riley Mclaren
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

AMC104

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 2-hour online seminar per week

Note:

Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit

Content

In this unit students explore the making of animation through a range of techniques, methods and approaches for a variety of animation practices. Students will study established principles of 2D animation (Timing, Squash and Stretch, Staging, etc.) and story-telling, learn under-camera techniques (time-lapse and stop-motion), and develop basic project management skills to take an idea from storyboard to animated short film. The unit allows students to focus on specific interests, such as experimental non-narrative, or character and story-based animation.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Use a variety of animation techniques and image creation strategies to build animation sequences in a number of styles and approaches

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Plan, script and produce a storyboard for a short animation proposal

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO3

Produce a short animation sequence applying animation principles and skills

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO8: Global citizenship

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assignment 1 - Exercises   25% Week 3
Assignment 2 - Storyboard Project   30% Week 6
Assignment 3 - Short Film Project   45% Week 10

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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