Fundamentals in 2D Animation (CAEL2012)


This elective is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts that underlay animation production. Through a series of hands on exercises students will explore the processes and concepts required to successfully produce an simple limited animation video.
The hands on exercises will allow the students to gain a historical context of animation and highlight the skills required to produce an animated video. Thematic approaches will be supported by technical introductions to encourage exploration with Animation techniques.
The elective provides for the development and enhancement of production skills through group and individual tutorials and critiques and the acquisition of technical skills appropriate to the assigned projects. The subject will explore frame-by-frame animation, stop motion animation and limited animation techniques giving students a base to develop more complex animation productions.

Further unit of study information


Lecturer and directed contact over 12 weeks, plus self-directed study; total student effort of 60hrs


1x assessment task in week 4, 5 or 6 (20%) and 1x15 min oral examination of presentation of studio projects (80%) in week 15

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.