Animation AN 1110:

INTRODUCTION TO Animated Storytelling



Individual Course

In this course, students will receive an overview of how their animation studies relate to current industry practices for creating animated films, emphasizing how every phase of the creative process supports the storytelling function of a film.

Course description

Students will learn to analyze animated and live action films—from television commercials to three-minute shorts to feature length movies—to understand how narrative content is delivered in different contexts. At the conclusion of this course, students will have completed assignments analyzing the visual form and narrative form of a variety of films; projects will demonstrate their ability to recognize and apply the basic components of visual storytelling in their own work.

Word Processing Software, Adobe Photoshop, drawing materials (e.g. paper, pencils, markers, etc.)

Students are expected to cover the cost of materials, estimated to be around $240.

Note: Students who enroll in RMCAD’s individual courses will have access to Adobe Creative Suite.


  • $1,506


  • 8 Weeks


  • Beginning Photoshop skills required.

  • Must provide proof of high school graduation.


  • The Visual Story, Second Edition: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV + Digital Media
  • Ideas for the Animated Short, Second Edition: Finding + Building Stories

Course Availability

spring - January 7, 2019

Assignments and discussion posts due on Wednesdays and Sundays

*Registration Deadline: December 31

DATE Class begins January 7, 2019
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.