The second year animators will be possibly creating some animation associated with music. One animator has organised their major project based on music. Steve Baker, in his guest lecture, spoke about making links with local Brisbane bands and how creatively fruitful those relationships can be for animators and musicians.
I look at this music clip and keep wondering what a traditionally trained animator rather than, or maybe 'as well as', an illustrator could have done with it. note: that is not a comment on the illustration, which I find appealing.
Heath Ledger directed music video animated by animators at The Masses. I can see a bit of difference here, with timing and spacing, especially in the opening sequence. Understanding motion is something animators can market to production houses. warning: this clip depicts people being skinned by whales