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Module Code: COM311
Module Title: Animation
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Media and Communication
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module will provide a theoretical and practical introduction to animation using a variety of techniques, including cut out, plasticine, pixilation, and the use of software packages. Some of the techniques that are introduced include flipbook, clay, collage, and drawing from the model, to introduce students to the history and development of animation.
Learning outcomes 

A. compare and contrast the history and theory of animation in China and Western countries

B. apply some of the key animation techniques and demonstrate their learning through practice

C. produce a basic animated short film

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, Practical classes/tutorials
The syllabus for this module will typically include:

• the history of animation;

• camera-less animation, optical toys and 2-D digital animation;

• principles of motion such as anticipation, follow-through, staging, overlapping action, and exaggeration, among others.

All work will be tested on video.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26      13    111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Project 50.00
2 Essay 50.00

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