An investigation into teaching and learning of character development process in animation, and its relevance to the Singapore animation industry

Loh, Chee Ken (2017) An investigation into teaching and learning of character development process in animation, and its relevance to the Singapore animation industry. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: An investigation into teaching and learning of character development process in animation, and its relevance to the Singapore animation industry
Synopsis:

This study investigates the teaching and learning of the character development process in Animation, and its relevance to the Singapore Animation Industry. It focuses specifically on the subjects, Character Design and Animation Principles, which are taught in the Diploma in Animation programme at LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore. The aim of this paper is to identify practices and make recommendations to improve the teaching of the character development process by exploring the various approaches to this process taken by lecturers and students. Qualitative data was collected via interviews and questionnaires from multiple sources, consisting of educators, students and professionals in the Singapore animation industry. The data was cross-validated and compared with each other, and this had revealed insights to the teaching methods Educators used and the problems students have encountered. This study also provides evidence that students were relying much more on the internet for learning resources and references for Animation Principles compared to traditional books. However, for Character Design, there were still a sizable number of students who rely on traditional books for references. The results also showed that most students’ perception about their roles are aligned with the expectation of the industry. It has also revealed the main difficulties the students have in dealing with applying semiotic principles to their character development work. Lastly, this study also showed that many students were not fully engaged with the key stages of the character development process.

Subjects: Arts Pedagogy and Practice > Thesis -- MA Arts Pedagogy and Practice
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Arts Pedagogy and Practice
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2020 02:56
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2020 02:56
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/761
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