Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. analyse a wide range of past and current animated and time-based works
  2. visualise and reflect upon the dynamic relationship between space and time, audio and visual mediums of animation
  3. develop and apply management skills
  4. implement relevant technical and conceptual skills in project based works
  5. create an advanced animation or motion graphics work to industry standard
  • Topics
    • Fundamentals of animation revisited
    • Project Initialisation: Conceptualisation, Research & Visual Exploration
    • Pre-Production: Storyboard, Visual/Animation Tests & Communication Techniques
    • Production Phases: Animation Implementation, Audio Design
    • Project Workshopping
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Book of readings
      • Study guide
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Computer capable of running project-relevant animation software
  • OtherDetails -

    Relevant Animation Software (eg. Adobe Creative Cloud, Maya, zBrush etc)

This subject provides students with an opportunity to further develop their skills and conceptual approach in the areas of animation, 3D and motion graphics. It encourages students to explore established conventions, visual styles, animation techniques, audio design, narrative structures, and screen language in their own work.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Final Animation (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Pre-production Document (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Warm-up Exercises (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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