Course Title: Compositing: Animation and Live Action

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Compositing: Animation and Live Action

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Andrew Harrison

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4350

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 94.02.34

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will explore a range of animation and compositing techniques to build on your production, design and visual storytelling skills. You will examine the history of animation and be introduced to a diverse range of technical and cultural practices in animation. By completing media projects you will develop your practical understanding of sequence design, explore the elements and principles of animating sequences, and use compositing software programs.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes

 In this course you will develop the following learning outcomes: 

  • discuss historical and cultural practices in animation including their impact on current practice
  • select, analyse and apply appropriate techniques for a range of animation processes, including compositing
  • create a design for a visual sequence based on a brief
  • apply elements of live action and animation into images and sequences
  • apply industry practices from pre to post-production

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities such as studios, project work, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, individual and group activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you met the course's learning outcomes. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.