DESAN 162

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Animation Skills

Design College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Foundational principles and techniques for animation, storyboarding, design, and a variety of two-dimensional animation skill sets.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Min

1.5

Fixed

1.5

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Accepted Pre-animation major status.

Note

Please note that students granted pre-BFA Animation status have priority registration.

Title

Perspective, Composition and Layout

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to apply basic principles of design, perspective, and composition by designing and drawing layouts for animated shots.

Title

Structural Elements of Storytelling

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to deconstruct the basic structural elements of storytelling, including characters, conflicts, and settings, and identify the essential shots used in storyboarding and film.

Title

12 Principles of Animation

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify the twelve principles of animation and apply them in an animated shot, including timing, staging, anticipation, and overlapping action.

Title

Expressive Drawing

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to put the basic theories of gesture drawing into practice as well as principles of design, such as shape language, abstraction, and caricature, and show how to use them when creating animated characters.