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Intro to Animation

ARTDES 243.002, Fall 2024


Credit Hours: 3
Semester: Fall 2024

Prerequisites: All OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 125: Studio: 4D.

Description: Animation has become increasingly prominent in social and cultural spaces and within a wide variety of fields ranging from film and video special effects, games and identity branding to scientific visualization, virtual reality training, and courtroom presentations. This course is designed for students who desire to improve their sense of observation, timing, and motion through the process of making animations. A variety of approaches are explored beginning with simple analog techniques and moving quickly to digital animation processes. Students become familiar with storytelling, acting, character development and dramatic structure. They examine the history of the moving image and the power and influence of animation and computer generated imagery in contemporary culture.

Frequency: This course is typically offered in both the fall and winter terms of every academic year, though scheduling may vary according to future term circumstances. This course is also occasionally offered in the spring term.