AHT 520

History of Animation

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2018-2019 As needed Main campus No

Level: Graduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: None

A series of snapshots of representative animated works, tracing the evolution of animation from its cradle in the silent movie era to contemporary advances in the 1990s, illustrates the class lectures. From shorts to features, commercials to computer animation movies, the class examines technological, aesthetic, and sociological milestones in the development of animation. Students are encouraged to critically examine the role the animation industry plays in today’s society, the historical influences on its stages of development, and possible future directions.