Short-term international mobility experiences for Australian animation students

Carter, Chris P. & Carter, Michelle (2016) Short-term international mobility experiences for Australian animation students. In 8th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN16), 4-6 July 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

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The Los Angeles, Animation and Visual Effects Sojourn has been developed to further establish animation research and practice at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) within a global context. To date, QUT graduate outcomes in animation have seen students predominantly focussing on placement within the local animation industry with very little research or practice occurring internationally. This localised focus has stunted the capacity for graduate outcomes in the field and limited undergraduate exposure to the wider research and creative activity occurring beyond the Australian sector. By establishing an annual sojourn to the creative and cultural hub of animation and visual effects, students are exposed to the wider animation community and shown the global research and vocational opportunities that await them after completing their undergraduate study. This paper reflects on the 2015 LA Animation Sojourn, identifies key strengths and weaknesses in the initiative and provides recommendations for future overseas short-term international mobility experiences.

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ID Code: 96085
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: International Student Mobility, Critical Reflection, Immersive learning, International Study Tour, University Overseas Experiences, HERN
DOI: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0251
ISBN: 9788460888604
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Computer Gaming and Animation (190202)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 13 Jun 2016 22:15
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 02:56

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