Animated Film Critique
Students will be able to identify and describe specific forms or genres in at least two different disciplines.
Students will be able to explain, in well-written prose, what a work of art is about and/or how it was produced (i.e. they should be able to articulate and explain the “content” of that work and/or its methodology of production).
Students will be able to comment on the relationship between form and content in a work. How does the 14-line sonnet both enable and inhibit its practitioner, for example? What are the generic expectations of a particular form? How does an artist complicate, enrich, or subvert such expectations?
Students will be able to assess the formal aspects of their subject and put those qualities into words, using, when appropriate, specialized vocabulary employed in class and readings.
Where appropriate, students will be able to consider the original audience that witnessed a work of art and consider how their expectations differ from our own. This may include, in music, the elements of form, rhythm and style; or, in art, the vocabulary for visual material (how it was made and how it looks). They will be able to articulate a subject as well as write about it, explaining how aesthetic elements comprise a particular style in the arts.
Choose an animation or animator.
A minimum of 5-7 pages of writing is required.
Submit via email as a Microsoft Word Document.
The university and school policy on plagiarism can be summarized as follows: students in this course, as well as all other courses in which independent research or writing play a vital part in the course requirements should be aware of the strong sanctions that can be imposed against someone guilty of plagiarism. If proven, a charge of plagiarism could result in an automatic F in the course and possible expulsion. The strongest of sanctions will be imposed on anyone who submits as his/her own work a report, examination paper, computer file, lab report, or other assignment which has been prepared by someone else. If you have any questions or doubts about what plagiarism entails or how to properly acknowledge source materials be sure to consult the instructor.