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289.103 Introduction to Computer Animation (15 credits)

In this course students will be introduced to industry standard digital tools for 2D and 3D computer animation. Students will gain a creative and technical knowledge and understanding of character, movement and rendering processes essential for the production of computer animation.

Details Details

  • Year: 2020
  • Mode: Internal
  • Semester: Semester One full semester
  • Location: Wellington Campus
  • Coordinator: Mr Justin Rotolo
  • Subject: Creative Media Production
  • College: College of Creative Arts

Online component Details

  • Online component: Course Guide and Administration - Access to an online learning environment is required so students can access the Course Guide, expected learning outcomes and assessment tasks. The online learning environment may also be required to access supplementary study resources and for the electronic submission of assignments. Core study resources will be supplied directly to students. Learn more about Stream, our online learning environment.

Dates

  • Start Date: Monday 24 February, 2020
  • End date: Sunday 21 June, 2020

Withdrawal dates Requirements help

The last day to withdraw from this course:

  • Without financial penalty: Friday 6 March, 2020
  • Without academic penalty: Thursday 21 May, 2020

Fees


Course fees for 2020

  • Domestic Students: NZD $938.01 *
  • International Students NZD $4,416.25 *

* This fee information is for estimation purposes only and includes New Zealand Goods and Services Tax. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. The estimate does not include non-tuition fees. To view an estimate showing both tuition and non-tuition fees use the Fees Calculator. These fees only apply to 2020 enrolments. Domestic students may be eligible for free fees in their first year.

Learning outcomes Details

Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic competencies in digital production tools and technologies required to produce content for computer animation. (Graduate profile: Virtuosity - Mohio D1)
  2. Apply techniques and processes in producing and manipulating media for computer animation. (Graduate profile: Virtuosity - Mohio D1)
  3. Carry out basic forms of technical investigation for developing production skills. (Graduate profile: Creativity - Toi C3)
  4. Exercise skills in managing workloads and meeting deadlines. (Graduate profile: Autonomy - Mana E3)
  5. Reflect and discuss own work and work of others in workgroups, discussions, critiques and presentations. (Graduate profile: Understanding - Matauranga C2; Connectedness - Whanaungatanga E1)

Please note: Learning Outcomes are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

Assessments Details

During this course, the following assessments will contribute to your final mark.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
1 Creative Compositions 1,2,3,4,5 100.0%

Please note: Assessment weightings are subject to change until the beginning of the semester in which the course is delivered.

* Specific dates for assessments will be finalised in information provided on Stream at the start of the Course.

Completion requirements

Students must submit all assessments and achieve an overall minimum P grade.

Textbooks

It is recommended that textbooks are purchased no sooner than 7 weeks prior to the semester start date as textbooks can be subject to change.


  • There are no set texts for this course.

Bennetts Bookshop stocks textbooks and legislation. Current second-hand textbooks are also bought and sold. For more information visit Bennett's Online Books

Class timetable

The class timetable displays all available class times for this offering. Once you have enrolled in a course, you can access the student portal and select which of these class times you wish to attend.

Requirement(s): Each student should take a 1-hour Lecture and a 2-hour Workshop per week. Please sign-up to your preferred workshop/tutorial time via our online portal Stream. This will open closer to the start of semester.


Lecture (All students)
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00

Workshop (Workshop 1)
Thursday 13:00 - 15:00

Workshop (Workshop 2)
Thursday 15:00 - 17:00

Workshop (Workshop 3)
Friday 09:00 - 11:00

Workshop (Workshop 4)
Friday 11:00 - 13:00

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