Associate of Fine Arts: Animation

Animation

Tracks for ANIMATION: 2-D and 3-D Animation

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

3-D 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.

Animation Curriculum: 2-D Animation Track or 3-D Animation Track

Program Goals

Program Competencies

 

Syllabi with Supply Lists & Costs

Animation I

Drawing for Animation

Graphics and the Moving Image

Storyboarding and Storytelling

Character Animation

Figure Drawing

Digital Video

Introduction to Computer Animation

3-D Character Animation

Principles of 3-D Animation

 

Laptop and Software Recommendations 

Please note that this new track programming begins with the incoming Fall 2015 class.