Animation 3 - Classical
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Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 84.0
Credit Value: 6.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2004
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: PR-Sem.1 All year1, Semester 2 courses C0-Sem.1 All other year 2, Semester 1 courses

Program(s): Animation
Program Coordinator(s): Andrew Bodor
Course Leader or Contact: David Quesnelle
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Typically offered as 6 hours per week. This course continues for next semester as ANIM3007-Animation 4

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course is for the students of the Classical Animation Diploma Program and is designed to build upon the fundamental principles of animation acquired in previous semesters. These principles of animation are applied as series of exercises that focus on the analysis of action in the human form. Through lectures, workshops, animation and posing exercises the student will develop a sense of acting, timing, characterization, communication of attitude through posture, character relationship and storytelling through film. The student will gain a greater understanding of action analysis and apply it to animated motion and characterization. The student will develop a growing film sense and a comprehensive grasp of the basic production process that will be required for a career in the animation industry. A focus on time management, decision making, professional work process and presentation is provided and the student will develop an ability to draw, organize research, analyze, and produce competent classical animation aimed at the studio level. The successful student will consistently apply the described knowledge, skills and attitude to their work.

Program Context

Animation Program Coordinator: Andrew Bodor
This course is the third part of a core component of the Classical Animation program and leads to more advanced studies in subsequent semesters.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

All animation exercises will be assessed according to the successful 
application of the required principles of motion as well as the 
skillful organization and presentation of production artwork.  

Students are required to meet intermediate deadlines in the production 
process with work in progress.  This will formulate part of the final 
grade of each project.  Upon completion of a given assignment, the 
student will be required to hand in properly labeled and titled film 
and may be required to hand in production artwork and exposure sheets 
for evaluation.
Each assignment is graded in the various areas of principle 
application and an accumulated total formulates the animation grade.  
A log is kept on the progression in specific areas of skill that 
allows the student to track progress and grades through the semester.  
At the discretion of the instructor, exercises may be revised to 
enhance the grade after the initial deadline has been met and a grade 
has been given.  An accumulation of grades from each exercise will 
formulate the final semester grade.
There will be 5 assignments in semester 1, each with an equal value 
for a total of 100% for the semester.
Attendance and participation in class are important factors in 
erformance and may also affect the final evaluation.
At mid semester and at the end of each term, students participate in 
an assessment of their work.  This includes a confirmation of 
individual progress and directives for improvement.  Students are 
required to hand in all work by a given deadline date.  Emphasis on 
meeting a deadline with professional delivery of work is considered 
to be part of the student's training for industry. 

Attendance and participation in class are factors, which are also 
taken into account for grading.
Unless there are verifiable medical or compassionate grounds for 
lateness, late assignments will be downgraded as follow:
One day late:	   20% reduction
Two day late:	   an additional 10% reduction
Three days late:   an additional 10% reduction
After a period of three days' lateness, 
assignments will not be marked.

Sheridan Policies
The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student’s own violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan’s policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity, and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016).

The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.
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