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Elective Courses

CINE 320 - Contemporary Issues in Animation

ARTH 320 | FNAR 320
402 | M 4-7pm | FBH 138

This course will look at animation as an art form, a technology and an industry. We will explore the way in which artistic, technical, historical, and cultural conditions shape the development of animation and in turn, how animation impacts viewers. Topics will include trends in animation and their relation to contemporary popular culture, issues of art versus commerce in the creation of cartoons, the intersection of animation and politics, and shifts in style and technique throughout the years. We will look at the figures in animation who have shaped the art form and continue to influence it, the rise in animation's popularity, and current day applications of animated imagery.