Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

The Animated Image: Histories and TheoriesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101254.3

Discipline: VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Jacqueline Millner


Equivalent Units
10898 - Design Issues 4B: Animating the Image

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 40 credit points at level 1


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit explores the histories and theories of animation, from its origins to its contemporary critical practice. The unit covers independent and experimental animation: digital animation and special effects; anime; and the subversive impulse in adult animation. The lectures involve viewing a broad range of works from these areas, followed by tutorial-based close readings of the works. These close readings will facilitate an understanding of the artform’s aesthetic, socio-cultural and technological aspects, contextualising it within the history and theory of art and design—live action cinema, photography, painting, video, TV—and popular culture more generally.

Specialisations

KP1000.1HumanitiesCONTINUING
M1025.1Media and Visual CulturesCONTINUING
SM1033.1Media and Visual CulturesCONTINUING




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