Animation Lab 1

Subject FLTV10020 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 42 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

120 Hours

Prerequisites: None
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Paul Fletcher, Mr Robert Stephenson


Paul Fletcher

Robert Stephenson

Subject Overview:

An experiential introduction to the history, current context and developing opportunities for experiments in animation as artistic practice or industry innovation.


On completion of this subject students should be able to:-

  • Demonstrate an understanding of experimental animation methods and concepts;
  • Have a good knowledge of the history and current context of experimental and innovative; animation production methods and concepts;
  • Apply experimental production techniques to express screen-based ideas;
  • Demonstrate development in their creativity and technical skills through production.

Two Progress Reports of Experiments and Investigation (2 x 15 minute presentations or equivalent) (40%)

Folio of Practical Experiments: 1 (30 second animated sequence or equivalent) (50%)

Workshop Participation* (10%)

*Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback and teamwork skills.

Hurdle requirements

Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Russet and Starr EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION - ISBN-10: 0306803143

Kit Laybourne, THE ANIMATION BOOK - ISBN 978-0-517-88602-1


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completing this subject students will be able to:-

  • Communicate in visual form;
  • Lateral thinking and problem solving;
  • Apply practical knowledge to practical problems;
  • Develop confidence in innovating and experimenting.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

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