LAY311 - Layout - Location Design

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Subject Title
Layout - Location Design

Subject Description
This course continues student growth in environmental drawing and design, emphasizing production-quality layouts produced according to specific production specifications and advanced perspective, composition and final line work techniques.

After 2nd semester:Pre-requisite: LAY 211

Credit Status
Animation Advanced Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Create multiple background drawings that follow strict continuity from shot to shot and scene to scene.
  2. Create layouts with dynamic and engaging compositions to enhance storytelling.
  3. Prepare advanced ‘layout packages’ for use in animation scenes.
  4. Respond constructively and professionally to giving and receiving critical feedback in the process of evaluating work.
  5. Complete assignment artwork on time in the required format, including industry standard labeling and camera measurements.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.