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Deliver the Degrees students enrol in.

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3D animation is arguably the largest sector in the animation industry worldwide. RMIT University has recently cut its ‘Animation Studio’ subject, meaning an important component in the preparation of its Animation and Interactive Media students has been lost as they complete their final year. This cut will leave students largely unprepared for producing their major piece of folio work in their final semester.

 

The animation method with the steepest, technical learning curve, 3D animation has lost 1/4 of its dedicated classes and its students are now at a disadvantage.

 

The former course structure:

3D Animation 1 - an introduction to modelling and lighting

3D Animation 2 - an introduction to rigging and limited animation

Animation Studio - an elective that focused on more advanced rigging and animation

Advanced 3D - an elective that focused on more advanced sculpting and facial rigging

 

With the loss of Animation Studio, students are now left without a deeper understanding of character animation meaning they graduate without a sound knowledge and opportunity to practice the skills that are desirable to future employers.

 

Other animation methods haven't been affected as severely.

 

We would like to see the option of the Animation Studio student elective reopened in the first semester or an alternative class be organised and paid for by the university.

 

If you feel strongly about universities changing course structures part way through degrees, you should sign this.

Let's preserve our education and have universities deliver the degrees that we enrol in!

 

 

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