Aug 05, 2020
AH 2020 - History of International Animation
This course explores the evolution of the animation art form; its ways of expression; the power of its language; symbolism; variety of media; communication of ideas; political viewpoints; creation of impact; and mood. Students study the visual and design styles of both commercial and independent animation from America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and the Far East. Upon successful completion of this course, students will understand the art of animation from its early roots through the present—having studied the development of animators, studios, technologies, styles, business, and the influence of social/political change.
Prerequisites: AH 1110 - Art Historical Methods + History
Notes: Offered online only. (Formerly AN 1310)
Course Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills, defined as the capacity to challenge assumptions, contextualize information, identify problems, conceptualize responses.
- Demonstrate writing skills, which encompasses thesis statement, organization, conclusion, grammar, syntax, spelling, and adheres to CMS formatting.
- Recognize formal art historical divisions of Animation.
- Understand some of the tenets of art criticism, theory, and methodologies.
- Understand the impact of key animators on the industry.
- Recognize the development of studios, technologies, styles, business, and the influence of social/political change in the field of animation.
- Identify elements of design and the role they play in visual storytelling.
AH 2020 Course Learning Outcome Rubric
ONLINE: The World History of Animation - ISBN: 9780520261129
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