Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Visual Art
Course: ART 2420
Title: Experimental Animation
Description: In this course, students will learn the potential of animation as a fine art medium and a mode of cultural production. While utilizing a wide range of animation techniques, concepts, and software, students are encouraged to experiment, creating individual and collaborative animation shorts. Students will analyze historically and contemporarily relevant approaches to experimentation in the field of animation and relate them to their own animated art works. Students develop a fluency in cinematic language, acquiring technical skills as well as critical vocabulary for discussing creative work, while exercising their artistic intuition and expressive instincts. It is recommended that the students entering this class have a fundamental understanding of traditional principals of animation and storytelling structures. They will be encouraged to use that basic knowledge in furthering their skills through innovation and experimentation with variety of techniques and materials, exiting their comfort zone of the cartoon tradition. A lab fee is required for this course.