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AEST.3420 The Language and History of Animation

Id: 042325 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


Fundamentals of animated cinematography and filmmaking techniques will be addressed through a historical survey. This course will consider trends and genres of animated film in a variety of media in Europe and United States. Starting with the beginning of animated filmmaking history in the early 20th century students will explore animation history into the Golden Age of Animation, Late 20th century animation, and finally animation filmmaking trends in the 21st century. Parallel to the theoretical aspect of the course, students will experiment with the mentioned filmmaking techniques in class and conduct research projects.


Pre-Req: ENGL.1020 College Writing II.

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