Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

ArH 291 History of Animation

Exploration of the history of animation, its sources in drawing, painting, photography, film, video, and digital media, its various innovators, styles, and techniques, its relationship with cinema, and its reliance on the development of creative and presentation technologies. Emphasis is placed on the theory and critical study of animation. Readings and discussion are combined with extensive screenings of animations and animated films, including the history of computer animation. Open to non-majors.


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