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ACF107 - Principles of Animation

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

Student enrolment quota applies

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Rosemary Woodcock





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


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.


Assignment 1 - Exercises, 25%

Assignment 2 - Storyboard Project, 30%

Assignment 3 - Short Film Project, 45%

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