Aug 05, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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AN 1230 - Fundamentals of Animation


Credits: 3

This freshman-level studio course focuses on gaining an understanding of the principles of animation which form the foundation of all animation. Students analyze motions of people and objects, and learn to translate that knowledge into animation. Students are exposed to the technical aspects of animation, production workflows, and standard industry terms and tools. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have completed animation tests and a final project that will demonstrate their understanding of basic animation principles.

Prerequisites: none

Notes: (Formerly AN 2230 Fundamentals of Animation)


Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Memorize and use industry standard vocabulary for animation production.
  • Identify and demonstrate fundamental principles of character animation.
  • Recognize and use industry-standard software, hardware and materials involved in animation production.

AN 1230 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
The Animator’s Survival Kit: A Manual of Methods, Principles + Formulas for Classical, Computer, Games, Stop Motion + Internet Animators - ISBN: 9780865478978
Required Course Materials:



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