Animation

Artwork by Jon McGuire

New to Animation 2015/2016 – 2D and 3D Tracks

2D Animation Track - Traditional techniques and digital tools are utilized for character performance and narrative in moving images.

3D Animation Track – Computer graphics and rendering are used to produce animations with sound, image, and movement.

Mission: The Animation program focuses on the skills necessary for the production of independent and commercial applications. The primary objective of the curriculum is to prepare students with a foundation of knowledge and skills that can be applied to any of the varied contemporary uses of this medium, such as traditional character animation, clay animation, stop-motion or computer generated animation. DCAD’s program provides the fundamental drawing and design skills necessary to be successful in this field combined with an understanding of the principles of motion, storytelling and conceptual development, as well as the application of these disciplines to current technology.

Program Goals

Program Competencies

Required Curriculum

Syllabi with Supply Lists & Costs

            Animation I

            Drawing for Animation

            Graphics and the Moving Image

            Storyboard and Storytelling

            Character Animation

            Figure Drawing

            Digital Video

            Introduction to Computer Animation

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