Course Title: Experimental Animation 1a

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Experimental Animation 1a

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010

Course Coordinator: Dominic Redfern

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2022

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Hybrid Media course (or equivalent area of knowledge in time based media)

Course Description

This course assists the student’s creative, conceptual and practical development from their prior involvement with the Hybrid Media course (or equivalent) and to further develop their skills more specifically in the area of Fine Art Animation and Time-based image imaging. Semester 1 focuses on 2 dimensional animation incorporating conventional animation techniques such as silhouettes, collage, mulitplane and rotoscoping, with contemporary processing software such as After Effects and Final Cut Pro.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

1). To consider and incorporate a wide range of animation skills, both analogue and digital, into a single project, or series of short projects; 

2). Familiarise their historical/cultural knowledge of Animation screen culture. 

3). To be able to integrate the concepts and techniques of their other areas of studio practice into an Animation project
4). To consider and utilise the varied screening, exhibition and funding opportunities available as a student, and also once graduated from RMIT;

Overview of Learning Activities

This course introduces various analogue/digital techniques such as: frame by frame capturing, editing, movement analysis as well as aspects of visual perspective and use of colour, to then be composited and further processed using Adobe After Effects Final Cut Pro.

Animation concepts and their application will be explored via class lectures, screenings and workshops, with the opportunity to discuss and critique 
these outcomes in class, in one on one consultations with the lecturer, and in the combined Media Arts reviews.

Overview of Learning Resources

Media Arts computer Lab 5.3.32
Media Arts Hybrid Studio 5.3.34
RMIT Library AV collection
RMIT Library Book and Periodical Collection

Overview of Assessment

Presentation of screen work in Week 12 followed by individual Student presentations in Week 15