This 90-hour Online Academy teaches the basics of animation using both 2D and 3D software to demonstrate the fundamental principles of animation and animation production and relying on traditional art concepts, such as color theory and perspective, to reinforce storytelling and composition. Students will work through the entire process of creating animations, from pre-production to completed animation. Using industry-standard software, students will produce a high volume of art and animation in preparation for a final animation that will incorporate all they have learned. Topics include basic drawing and compositional skills, the 12 principles of animation, 2D and 3D Animation techniques, and the role of art in storytelling, as well as character design and an introduction to 3D character rigging.
This course is open to students in Grades 8 through 12.
Students must also possess the following basic computer skills.
In addition to the prerequisites listed above, students must have access to a computer that meets the technology requirements listed below.
Summer Session: June 26, 2018 – August 23, 2018
Summer Session Registration Deadline: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Live Weekly Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m. PST
Tuition includes $100 non-refundable deposit and registration fee. The remaining $495 must be paid by the registration deadline.