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Undergraduate Course: Digital Animation for Artists (LLLA07116)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTHIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED

Many contemporary artists use the animated moving image as part of their means of expression. This course will introduce students a range of techniques and approaches to digital animation as an artists┐ tool to develop creative ideas through the moving image. The focus will be on learning the basics of 2D digital animation through establishing a working knowledge of ┐Adobe Photoshop┐ and ┐Adobe After Effects┐ while studying and reflecting on a range of artists┐ animated films video. Through a range of hands-on exercises, such as ┐stop frame┐, cut paper animation and green-screen, students will gain a knowledge of using a storyboard and setting up an environment or composition, working with sound, to make short animated sequences exported to DVD or to upload on the internet.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:

    RESEARCH
    Develop contextual and critical thinking though the production of a reflective animation and moving image journal to support the planning and creative development of project work.

  2. PRACTICE
    Design and animate a short 1-3 minute video piece, applying digital effects and an appropriate soundtrack.
  3. PRESENT
    Prepare animation appropriately for viewing, and present a finished authored DVD or the internet with supporting contextual material
Reading List
Recommended
Adobe After Effects CS6 Classroom in a Book┐ by Adobe Creative Team
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book┐ by Adobe Creative Team
Understanding Animation┐ by Paul Wells

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Ability to make effective use of Photoshop and After Effects
Ability to make short digital animations
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of animation within visual culture
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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