2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IANIM 1250 Principles of Animation 1

This course will introduce students to animation as an narrative art form, expose them to its wide range of aesthetic possibilities, and teach them the twelve principles of animation as well as basics of filmmaking. Class projects will focus on the physical manipulation of mediums such as clay, cut-paper, puppets and found objects. There will be an exploration of materials and methods of experimental animation that encourage students to work with paint, collage, sand and photographs within nonlinear narrative structures. Students will be introduced to basic technological production tools that will support project development and completion of their short animations.