Experimental Animation: An Introduction

Fall 2021
Olympia
Evening
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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Experimental Animation is a multi-faceted genre with a complex, symbiotic relationship to mainstream media. As with animation in general, it dates to cinema’s 19th century origins. It has also been influenced by the visual, literary and performing arts and the social and political conditions of many cultures.

In this introductory course, students will gain an understanding of what Experimental Animation is; view, discuss, read and write about a range of animated works; learn how those works reflect the conditions of their making; and reflect on how they can be understood from more contemporary and diverse points of view.

The materials and processes filmmakers use to produce experimental animation directly inform the films’ effects on viewers and the meanings they take from them. Students will strengthen observational skills that will enable them to identify those materials and processes. They will also build analytical and writing skills important to animation and film studies while completing weekly readings and screening reports, and participating in synchronous lectures and seminar discussions."

Registration

Fall 2021 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

(4): 10128

Academic details

Preparatory For

Animation Studies, Media Arts & Studies, Visual Arts, Art History, Education, Humanities

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

Time Offered
Evening
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First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia