Learn the fundamentals of classical animation including principles, timing and techniques in this introductory course. Through demonstrations and hands-on activities, you will learn the 12 principles of animation and apply them in a variety of assignments. Starting with this foundation will improve the quality and believability of animations, help you communicate ideas to other animators, and to support giving and receiving feedback. By the end of this course, you will have the skills to create your own short hand-drawn 2D animations and stop motion animations. This course requires basic knowledge of computers and access to a digital camera or smartphone.
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30 course hours (3 hours per class)
To fully benefit from this course, prior experience with drawing is strongly recommended; basic computer literacy is required.
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Tuition + Materials
Tuition is $650.00. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.
Course offering is available either online synchronous (VCHAT) or on campus (GNWC). View schedule for current and upcoming formats.
This course is typically offered during the following terms:
(subject to change)
Summer | April to August
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