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SVA offers class on Japanese animation

The School of Visual Arts in New York City will offer a course for credit on "Japanese Animation: History and Style" as part of its Continuing Education program. Instructor Brian Camp, author of several articles about anime, will focus on the recent history and stylistic development of anime, from the pioneering work of Osamu Tezuka in the '60s, to the epic space sagas of the '70s, to the visionary achievements of a host of innovative animators in the '80s and '90s. Among the areas explored will be anime's unique design schemes and the multiple influences of transitional Japanese, art, Japanese comics, western culture, and contemporary science fiction. Numerous clips will be shown, as well as complete features and TV episodes rarely seen in the US. The 10-session, two-credit class begins on Wednesday, June 2 at 6 pm. Cost is $350, plus a $65 audiovisual fee, and a $20 registration fee. For more information call 212-592-2050; or e-mail: ce@adm.schoolofvisualarts.edu. The School of Visual Arts is located at 209 East 23 Street, New York, NY 10010-3994, USA.

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