CINE 53500 History of Animation

The course will introduce students to seminal works of animation from throughout the history of the medium, spanning cultures, genres, and techniques. The evolution of the art from will be traced through the lens of aesthetic movements, socio-political contexts, and technological innovations. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of works ranging from independent and experimental shorts to major studio productions. Through the curation of animation from around the world, special emphasis will be paid to the diversity and inter-connectedness of the art form.