OnlineSession 1Session 1

Unit description

Develops students' knowledge of the theory and practice of digital multimedia communication and production. Students apply previously learned skills in digital media by integrating text, still images, audio, video and animation, to the planning and development of a basic online animated production.

Unit content

Animation introduction, theory and techniques overview
Ideas generation & story development
Visual style & character design
The animation production process
Sound Design
The origins of animation
21st-century animation
Projection Mapping
Interactive, Non-linear and Experimental animation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Structured online learning 2 hours  (12 weeks)
Project Proposal and Plan40%
Animation Project and Critical Reflection50%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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