Course Catalogue

Logo Text

Course Catalogue WS 2021/22

Metaphor and Metamorphosis - The Poetics of Animation

Specialist seminar
SoSe 22
Target group
Main course / Diploma 2

Dates - place & time

22.04.2208.07.22FridayWöchentlich10:00 - 13:00Filzengraben 18-24, Animationsstudio, 0.1
from-to10:00 - 13:00
LocationFilzengraben 18-24, Animationsstudio, 0.1

Seminar description

Animation's ability to navigate freely in the mimesis/abstraction representational spectrum in an infinite variety of styles, as well as its freedom from space/time restrictions, makes it a powerful medium to express inner states of being. We will be analyzing films that explore this potential in the context of poetry and animation aesthetics. Metaphor, suggestion, symbolism, lyrical narrative structure, rhythm and metamorphosis are some of our areas of investigation and experimentation.

Students will be encouraged to perceive 'poetic moments' in their apparently ordinary routines and register them in a diary. This journal will serve as their source of ideas to explore concepts debated in class in a variety of animation techniques. Exercises are designed to help students explore their own themes authentically, whilst strengthening their feeling for timing and intuitive understanding of animated motion.

Student office

Claudia Warnecke

Juliane Schwibbert

Patricia Thüs

Peter-Welter-Platz 2

50676 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 20189 - 119 / 187 / 249
Fax: +49 221 20189 - 49119

Opening hours: Mondays + Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
For enquiries or appointments, please call us, Mon - Thu 9.30 to 1 h, or send us an e-mail.

Winter semester 2022/23

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 17, 2022 until Feb. 10, 2023

Summer semester 2023

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 11, 2023 until Jul. 14, 2023

Please wait