Mar 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AH 2020 - History of International Animation

Credits: 3

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  

Required Textbooks:
ONLINE: The World History of Animation - ISBN: 9780520261129

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