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Advanced Animation Projects in Art & Design

ARTDES 432.001, Winter 2024


Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Kumao, Heidi
Semester: Winter 2024

Prerequisites: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 243: Intro to Animation; PLUS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 325: Pre-Cinematic Animation, ARTDES 328: Experimental Animation, ARTDES 336: Comics/Graphic Narrative, ARTDES 337: Live Action Film & Animation, ARTDES 338: Moving Image, ARTDES 373: Visual Storytelling: Stop-Motion. OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

Description: This class is designed for innovative artists and designers wishing to develop a personal voice within the ever-expanding parameters of animation. Students propose, research, and complete the pre-production, production, and post-production for an ambitious animated project of their own design using whatever animation techniques that are best suited for their idea. The goal is to create a finished and polished, portfolio-ready piece that is 30 seconds to 5 minutes in duration. Possible visual approaches might include the use of analogue/​handmade media (drawings, cutouts, clay, objects, people, etc.), digital media/​imagery, stop motion, 3D, motion graphics, 2D/3D design elements, or any hybrid combination of these. Class sessions consist of hands-on work sessions, visiting artist lectures and workshops, screenings and readings of contemporary and historical work, animation research, and technical workshops.