Animation is a versatile, wide-ranging, expressive form. The creative opportunities are huge, open as this subject is to so many forms and methods. It combines visual aesthetics with sound, structured time and emotion. The course seeks to develop technical knowledge and cultivate the understanding of movement, mostly through drawing. Students learn the following software applications up to industry standard: Maya, Toon Boom, After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, Painter and Premiere Pro. Animation can be used as entertainment, or a powerful voice for social and political statement. It can also be incorporated into fine art practice or the language of advertising, with computer-based and traditional animation techniques.