ADA201 - Character Design and Development for Animation


2024 unit information

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

ADA102, ADD103, ACF107 or equivalent. (Equivalent to be approved by unit chair.)

Incompatible with: AMC226
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


This unit focuses on character design and creation for animation. Students design and develop a compelling character that can be used in animation or in other design applications. Beginning from initial 2D sketches and narrative considerations (the character’s backstory), students will develop their designs into a fully animatable character. Students will also explore a number of rigging strategies to enable their characters to be used for animation and will have the opportunity to generate their final character in either 2D or 3D animation software.

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