The History of Animation


Stephen 來自UK,畢業自 The University of Edinburgh 主修動畫藝術,畢業後任職於影視創作領域,曾參與許多動畫專案,以及 BBC Scotland 動畫與紀錄片的製作。自 2017 年起,從事英語與藝術的教學工作,致力於提供結合語言與藝術的課程內容,帶給學員深刻的學習體驗。


This course invites you to gain insight into the world of animation. Over a four week period, participants will be shown a curated series of films that chart the progression of the versatile medium of animation. We will begin by looking back to the early 20th century, where the craft of animation was developed and refined, and over four weeks make our way to the present day industry. Both mainstream feature films and independent short films will be analysed to take in the full spectrum of animation's rich history.

We will also use animation as a lens with which to view wider cultural issues. Investigating topics such as the value of storytelling, the line between art and entertainment, and how industry adapts to new technologies. Each lesson will begin by viewing a work of animation that introduces a topic for further discussion. You will be challenged with creative concepts that should provide stimulating conversation, and expose participants to new ideas and vocabulary.

Undertaking this course will give you a chance to view and discuss intriguing material that you may otherwise never be exposed to, whilst sparking interesting conversations and providing a greater understanding of the art of animation.

You can find the weekly outline here.






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星期三 4 堂課共 $ 3600 $ 3240
02/16 19:30-21:30
02/23 19:30-21:30
03/02 19:30-21:30
03/09 19:30-21:30
MDT信義教室 : 台北市光復南路578號3樓 捷運信義安和5號出口步行約5分鐘


The slides Stephen kindly made for the classes are extremely informative, and the films he selected are all iconic and inspiring. He always gives out open questions and is open to interpretation. Since he would kindly ask everyone in the first class that is there any feedback or expectation to the lessons if there is any need for language feedback such as word choices, grammar corrections, content explanations, it would be welcoming to give out the needs; just let Stephen knows. The thing I appreciate the most is the passion Stephen has towards the knowledge, skills and beauty. He does build up the good vibe for the classroom and have a good connection with students. (I enjoy the classes a looot! All the best, Stephen! Cheers, Phoebe)