Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
Art and Design
Dr. Melanie Davenport
Dr. Kevin Hsieh
Dr. Melody Milbrandt
This studio-based thesis explores the universal theme of transformation within the Magical Girl genre of Animation. My research incorporates the viewing and analysis of Japanese animations and discusses the symbolism behind transformation sequences. In addition, this study discusses how this theme can be created using Flash software for animation and discusses its value as a teaching resource in the art classroom.
Yarbrough, Danielle Z., "Releasing The Power Within: Exploring The Magical Girl Transformation Sequence With Flash Animation." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2014.