FTVM 441 - National Screens
Fall 2020, Section 003 - Global Animation History
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media

Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
25.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
FTVM 150 or FTVM (SAC) 236.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course provides a chronological overview of the history of global animation, from nineteenth-century experiments to contemporary expanded animation practices. Students are introduced to key industrial, aesthetic, and technological developments in animated media and to a variety of techniques, including traditional cel animation, 3D digital animation, stop motion, direct animation, and cutout and silhouette animation. The course explores topics such as animated realism, animation and performance, experimental animation, anime and its global impact, video games and animation, race, gender, and sexuality in animated media, animation and politics, and animation viewership and fan communities.

Course Requirements:

Students will be assessed based on attendance and participation, a short presentation, a paper, and a final project.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in film and media, as well as any non-majors who share a passion for animation.

Class Format:

The course sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays will happen synchronously over Zoom (*unless the group decides on an alternative method once the semester starts). Office hours will also take place over Zoom, unless students are more comfortable with Canvas Chat or another format. Screenings will be done asynchronously (links for the screenings to be uploaded to Canvas), but students will be responsible for having seen the week's assigned films by Thursday. Readings and assignment instructions will be uploaded to Canvas. Completed assignments should be emailed to the instructor. The course features no exam or time-based tests/quizzes. All written assignments (papers, bibliographies, reflections, etc.) will be asynchronous and should be emailed to the instructor by the due date designated on the syllabus. Synchronous meetings and office hours (by appointment) will be conducted through Zoom. All the asynchronous components (such as discussion, chat, movie streaming) will rely on Canvas.

Schedule

FTVM 441 - National Screens
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
30749
Open
14
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
 Online
32384
Open
14
 
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W 5:00PM - 7:30PM
003 (LEC)
 Online
32387
Open
11
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LAB)
 Online
32388
Open
11
 
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W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
005 (LEC)
 Online
32389
Open
17
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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