Animation Design Introduction

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

In this fully online Animation Design Introduction unit, offered by Curtin University, you will be introduced to the basics of animation design. You will examine how animation can be used to create the effect of space and time through the study of the fundamental principles of animation. Using up to date animation computer software, you will learn how to make a ball bounce and a ‘walk cycle’.

You will gain basic animation skills including how to work out what sort of resources you need for any animation project. As well as showing you current and past animation processes, this unit will teach you how to capture the power of narrative through animation.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this animation unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to animation
  • Basic animation
  • Improving animation
  • Improving animation addendum
  • Walk cycles
  • Constructing characters
  • Animating characters
  • Animating characters Addendum
  • Scenes and content
  • Animated scene
  • Camera movement
  • Sound utilisation/li>
  • Effects

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the follow-ing course:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Once you’ve finished studying this introduction to basic animation skills, you will be able to create basic animations, from the first design to the final animation. You will learn how to use current industry-standard software and the basic principles of animation design to creative your own animations. With this skillset, and the knowledge of budgeting and allocating resources, you will be able to tell stories through your work.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Animation Design Introduction from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Find out more about government study loans here.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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