This course offers a historical overview of animation practices and an introduction to animation theory. The course covers key developments in independent and commercial animation since the birth of the form and offers critical engagement with emerging voices in the field of animation studies.
This experiential learning course takes students on a field trip to North America's largest animation festival, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, as a case study in September. Following the trip, the students will conceptualize, develop, curate, and execute their own small student-run animation festival.
NOTE Field Trip: estimated cost $400.
NOTE Students will be given a grade of Pass/Fail for work done.
An advanced course in developing expertise through research and/or praxis in specialized areas of animation production and studies.
NOTE This course is repeatable for credit under different topic titles.