Animation Research 2

Subject FLTV20014 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 23-Feb-2015 to 14-Jun-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 06-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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

120 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2

Animation Writing

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Mr Paul Fletcher, Mr Robert Stephenson


Contact Centre

T: 13MELB (13 6352)


Subject Overview:

A study of animation applied to factual material including short films, on-line, and animated segments within live-action films. Students work in groups to undertake gathering of factual material to create an animated response. This subject includes an embedded program in academic literacy skills of analysis, discussion, essay writing, research and information retrieval.

Learning Outcomes:

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

• devise creative and engaging means to include factual content in animation;
• demonstrate practical filmmaking skills including the use of documentary techniques for originating and enriching the content of animated films;
• apply production techniques to express screen-based ideas;
• demonstrate development in their creativity and technical skills through production; apply research and planning skills to group and individual projects.


Treatment as evidenced by report or exemplar (equivalent of 750 words) Due Mid Semester, worth 25%

Animatic as evidenced by report or exemplar (40%) Due: end of Semester (equivalent of 2000 words)Due End Semester, worth 40%

Research Essay (25%) Due: mid Semester (equivalent of 1000 words) Due Mid Semester, worth 25%

Workshop Participation (10%) Due: assessed ongoing (Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback and teamwork skills. Worth 10%)

Prescribed Texts: None
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;
• plan and organise their work in an efficient and timely manner;
• lead a team and work collaboratively;
• apply practical knowledge to practical problems;
• be able to undertake independent academic research using considered academic writing and analysis skills

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

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