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ARTC 400 History of Animation
Bowling Green State University-School of Art
Syllabus - Summer 2004

ARTC 400 History of Animation Professor Bonnie Mitchell
Section 003 (3) credits Phone: 372-6055
Mon, Tues, Wed 6:00 - 9:00 PM Office: 109 Fine Arts Center
Room 1101 Fine Arts Center Office Hours: Monday 2-4 pm
Lab Hours: will be posted on doore-mail: bonniem@creativity.bgsu.edu


Prerequisites: None.

Materials: Materials: Notebook and fine tip pen.

Course Description and Objectives: This course will explore the history of animation, from its beginning to the present. The screenings and discussions will span various genres and styles of animation including anime, experimental, commercial, computer, and independent film. The course will include frequent screenings of rare as well as commercially available films. Students will be expected to takes notes concerning the significant aspects of the films and participate in discussion. The students will be expected to do readings and research on a chosen subject related to the topics presented.

Requirements: Each student is expected to attend all the screenings and complete all the assignments. During discussion and lectures, students are expected to engage in meaningful classroom participation. Details of the various assignments will be discussed in class. Final assignments are due by the last day of class.


Attendance: Because this course is a 3 week workshop, it is mandatory that you attend every class. Missing any part of the course will affect your grade.


Grading: Grades will be based on participation, and completion of the exercises, and the assignments. The assignment grades are based on the artistic quality of the piece, the technical functionality, and the quantity of the work put into the project. Since there is limited time for each project, masterpieces will not be expected but creative exploration of the medium is required. Exercises are not graded.

Project Usage: The projects created in this course may be published and viewable by the public. The School of Art may use the projects for the purpose of promoting the organization, student, department, and/or the university in general. These materials may also be used by the Art department for instructional purposes in future courses. The projects will not be used in any way for financial profit.

Student Concerns: Any student who wishes to discuss accommodations on the basis of a disability please come talk to me after class or during office hours. The goal of the Disability Services for Students Office is to help provide equal access and reasonable accommodations to BGSU students with disabilities. Students wishing to discuss their eligibility for such accommodations are encouraged to contact their office at 372-8495 (413 South Hall).

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