Course Description

Design your own characters and learn how to animate them in this digital animation studio. In this course, you will create original characters, develop your visual storytelling skills, and learn the principles of traditional animation to make them move. Working with an expert in the field of animation, students will experiment with both hands-on and digital animation approaches, view some of the history of animation, and learn about animation as a career. This course requires access to an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (not included).

Course Notes: For the online sections of this course, all field trips and guest speaker presentations occur as virtual events and experiences.

Course Length - Online 11 weeks

Learner Outcomes

By the successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
  • squash & stretch
  • follow through
  • anticipation
  • timing
  • arcs
  • the creation of “animatics”
  • using After Effects to create a finished piece
  • Demonstrate an understanding of an art/design studio practice by participating in a variety of activities including lectures, demos, and discussions; individual and collaborative exercises and projects; and self and peer critiques.

Additional Information

Parsons Academy offers students in grades 9-12 a broad selection of on-campus and synchronous online courses. Students in grades 3-8 may select from a variety of synchronous online courses. All of our synchronous online courses feature hands-on live studio sessions. We will provide additional information on COVID-related guidance for on-campus students upon enrollment. For more information on schedule, requirements, registration, and refund policies, see program details.
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