“We want students to be able to convey their stories”

Date: 2023.02.24
What do prehistoric cave animal art and our daily changing Instagram stories have in common? Even the first attempts to make still pictures move were motivated by the same basic human need as all visual narratives constructed by us ever since – the need to tell a story as fully as possible.

Picture sequences telling a story using the animation toolkit can take many forms from comics through video game avatars to immersive storytelling created using AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) and completely blurring the line between reality and fiction. From this year, MOME’s Animation MA is being refreshed to reflect the global impacts of technological advances on contemporary animation. We talked to head of the Animation MA Viktória Szabó about the transformation of the programme.

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