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Animation (MA)

Narrative Animation


The Narrative Animation pathway focuses on experimentation with forms of storytelling in a range of genres. Rather than aligning to orthodox, conventional methods to tell a story, students engage in serious exploration of narratology in the moving image. Critical interrogation and practice-led experimentation aims to foster an environment for innovative practice through the creation of animated stories for cross-platform delivery. As with the other pathways, sound is fundamental to these works, enhancing and counterpointing the image track. The sources of some of the films’ imaginative fictions and human and non-human figures are based on personal experience and relationships. Others originate in global or local environmental, cultural and political concerns. The stories in their films elicit a range of feelings and emotions. They can be poignant, poetic, satirical, absurd, surprising, joyful, zany and more. In the films of this year's graduates you will encounter their animated stories around dysfunctional families, nostalgia, the everyday, bullying, femicide,  existentialism, non-binary relationships, love & grief, home & away, black comedy,  labyrinths and more.