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ACM132 - Introduction to Animation

Unit details

Note: You are seeing the 2013 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Enrolment modes:(B)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in A300, A316, A328, A353, A355, A356, A357, A358, A359, A365, D311, D312, D313, D311, D312, D313, D326, D347, D370, D391, or D391.

Unit chair:D De Bruyn


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This introductory unit surveys the history of analogue and digital animation. The aim is to critically assess through practice and theory the suitability of these techniques and strategies for contemporary use such as advertising, film titles, trailers, short films and web sites. This unit develop skills for critically assessing current multi-platform animation practices. Production tasks develop skills in the creative use of digital video cameras for animation through time-lapse, stop-motion and the retrieval and compilation of online images. Students are encouraged to visit local digital art events and animation screenings as part of this process.


Review 20%

Production tasks 40%

Research assignment (1500 words) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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