Design
 

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Animation Skills

Introduction to Two-Dimensional Animation Skills
Foundational principles and techniques for animation, storyboarding, design, and a variety of two-dimensional animation skill sets.
DESAN
160
 Hours1.5 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPre-animation major status.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining DESAN 160
Course Outcomes: 

Perspective, Composition and Layout

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

Structural Elements of Storytelling

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.

12 Principles of Animation

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.

Expressive Drawing

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.