2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 2465 The History of Women, Gender, Race and Animation

Contemporary animation has emerged as a primary means of both social and cultural expression. This course examines how the issues of gender, sexuality and race are represented in animation and related time -based media. This course illustrates the importance of recognition and representation for artists who are of marginalized communities to remain relevant in the industry. Students will research both the animators and subject matter of animations and time-based media throughout history, examine contemporary examples of animation as a tool to express ideas and promote activism, and respond by creating time-based media that addresses their own reflections on contemporary cultural and political issues.