Animation AN 1230:

Fundamentals of Animation

On campus

Animation

Animation
Individual Course

This freshman-level animation course focuses on gaining an understanding of the basic principles of movement, which form the foundation of all animation.

Course description

Students analyze motions of people and objects, and learn to translate that knowledge into animation. Motion attributes such as gravity, weight, spacing, and timing are studied in order to create animation that is believable and that expresses mood and personality through a character’s individualized movement.

Also discussed are various technical aspects of animation filmmaking, typical production workflows, and standard industry terms and tools. At the conclusion of this course, students will have completed numerous animation assignments; an in-between test; and a final project that will demonstrate their fullest understanding of basic animation principles.

Materials:
Drawing materials (e.g. paper, pencils and/or markers, pens), Toon Boom Harmony.

Students are expected to cover the cost of materials, estimated to be around $100.

TUITION

  • $1,926

CLASS LENGTH

  • 8 Weeks

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must provide proof of high school graduation.

SOFTWARE

  • Toon Boom Harmony

TEXTBOOK

  • The Animator’s Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles and Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion and Internet Animators

Course Availability

FALL - SEPTEMBER 4

ON CAMPUS COURSE
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
8:00 AM – 11:45 AM

*Registration Deadline: August 29

DATE
Class begins September 4, 2018

Registration Closed

Individual courses are designed for artists seeking further education to improve their skills and advance their marketability in the industry. Mix and match courses, online or on-campus.