Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

ART 3509 - History of Animation and Visual Effects

This course examines the history and technology of animation and cinematic visual effects from the origins of animation forms and techniques to contemporary computer-generated imagery. Topics include cultural and political impact on the aesthetic development of and social roles played by animation and visual effects in a variety of analog and digital forms, including Claymation, stop motion, cel animation, and CGI. Students will discuss issues related to how animation and visual effect have shaped (and been shaped by) changing critical and popular perceptions of those art forms, and in particular, visual and material culture studies. Significant readings are incorporated into class discussions.

Prerequisite: ART 2520 or ART 3500 with a grade of C or higher