TMA 294

History of Animation

Theatre and Media Arts College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Origins and developments of animation internationally to the present, focusing on aesthetic, technical, political, and economic aspects of the medium.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Media Arts major/minor status or Animation major status or Illustration major status.

Title

Popular Culture

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to discuss animation (film, television, Internet) as a microcosm of the larger aesthetic and social developments of popular culture artifacts.

Title

Historical Contexts

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to examine the relationship of text, subtext, and context in animated fare, as well as understand how animation has influenced and is influenced by art, society, history, and technology.

Title

Genre

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze the significance of generic conventions and themes in animation, both diachronically and synchronically.

Title

Secondary Literature

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify and appraise scholarly material related to animation studies.