Course code MākZ2017
Faculty Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 6 26 48
E-courses 2MAK2018: Animation I
Course annotation The aim of the course is the understanding of the basic principles of animation. Students have an opportunity to master the structural principles of simple and stylized images, the proportions and placement in space; to experiment, to search for creative solutions and to apply attractively the gained knowledge. The key task may be realized in such artistic activities as the imaginative thinking, linear implementation, the understanding of the perspective and the anatomic structure.
Results Having mastered the course, students acquire the understanding about the development of the animation image; the skills to analyze and evaluate their own works and those of others. Students through practical activities master the diversity of lines and the specifics of modeling, the key principles of image movement, the rhythms of volume and lines. At the end of the course students prepare a graphic image for animation and work out a comics of 6-8 slides.
Course plan 1.Beginnings of animation and its diversity nowadays.L2
2.ABC of animation L2
3.Sequence of creating animation works. L2
4.The circle movement.L2;P6
5.Understanding plastics. P4
6.Phasing. P2
7.The movement principles of simple, stylized images. P6
8.The intensity and deformation of animation. P2
9.The role of line in animation. P2
10.The role of small details and close-ups. P2

Requirements for obtaining credit points Participation in lectures (75%).
Participation in practical classes (80%).
Course examination – exposition 30%+ exposition 30% + final exam(animation clip) 40%.

Study programmes Art