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January 2018
Auckland City

Digital Design
& Animation workshop series


This is a series of hands-on workshops to develop projects and course materials while using appropriate software and tools for teaching Animation, Motion Graphics and Digital Media Design. This series is suitable for anyone currently teaching in these fields or wanting to offer courses/ programmes in the future and materials can be adapted for a range of ages and assessment frameworks.

The information below has some degree of flexibility regarding content covered, duration and dates. This is to ensure participants get the best experiences possible. If you are interested in attending something similar but the dates don’t work please get in touch via the email address below.

Please email for details.

Workshop 1

Collaborative project writing and course materials development.

This workshop is for anyone interested in how to design a project in Animation and Motion Graphics and connecting with other professionals in these specialist areas. It allows participants space and provides the necessary support to fully develop a course and course related materials in line with suitable contemporary contexts (e.g. what is happening in tertiary and industry).

We will:

  • Unpack the specifics of all participants and their intended students (levels of experience, nature of institute working in, assessment structures etc.)
  • Investigate current trends in tertiary and industry to locate an appropriate context to frame the project (such as the significance of narrative)
  • Step through a design process to develop a project
  • Unpack the guiding assessment structures (NZC Technology/ Visual Art etc.) to select the most appropriate forms of assessment and the nature of the evidence required for that framework
  • Plan and develop support materials for students (such as the guiding brief, skills tutorials, course information, assessment schedules)
  • Plan any appropriate trips and/ or guest speakers and workshops
  • Time frame: Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th January 2018
  • Cost: $700.00
  • Venue: Auckland City, exact location TBC
  • Please note: there is funding available for certain participants and schools, please email for details.

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Workshop 2

Immersive experience in a previously developed project.

This workshop steps you through a fully developed project in the Animation and Motion Graphics space. It allows participants to undertake the design and make aspects of the project as well as time to clarify and modify the teaching resources to ensure they are relevant to their own practice.

We will:

  • Unpack the project as it stands (how was it developed and by whom)
  • Introduce and discuss the gist (how it may be taught VS how it may be undertaken)
  • Run through the project through the lens of the design student (using the appropriate software and tools)
  • Review of support and assessment materials
  • Modify any support materials to ensure relevance to own practice
  • Time frame: Late January 2018 - TBC
  • Cost: TBC
  • Venue: Auckland City, exact location TBC

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