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COMP607 – Visual Effects and Animation

Module code
Module title
Visual Effects and Animation
To enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required to design and develop effective graphics and animation, and to apply various visual effects for static graphics as well as create 2D animation.
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Apply sketching and storyboarding techniques for media design
2. Create a Graphic composition using various graphics techniques and export to target delivery formats
3. Apply Animation principles and methods in the design and creation of 2D animation
4. Examine and Apply animation techniques to web development solutions
Relevant Multimedia Software Development packages such as (but not limited to):
o Graphics applications
o Animation tools and libraries

Vector and Bitmap Graphic Categories

Animation methods such as (but not limited to):
o Frame by frame
o Tweening object properties
o Sprite Animation

Scripting Languages and Animation libraries such as (but not limited to):
o Actionscript, Javascript, Createjs

Web delivery
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.

Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Learning Management Systems, Computer Laboratory
Required Textbooks
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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