Mar 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AN2D 1390 - Drawing + Acting for Animation

Credits: 3

In this freshman-level studio course, students explore the importance of acting and performance to build upon fundamental animation skills. With an emphasis on mass, volume, structure, and design, students use simplified drawing techniques to express character behavior as it applies to “moving drawings.” By the end of the course, students understand the value of solid character structure, how to create drawings that convey emotion, and how to more effectively create key poses and realistic facial and body expressions.

Prerequisites: FD 1370 - Life Drawing I AN 1230 - Fundamentals of Animation  

Notes: (Formerly AN2D 2210 Drawing + Acting for Animation)

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply repetition to improve drawing skills.
  • Understand how human anatomy and form affects character movement.
  • Develop motion for acting and performance as it applies to an animated character.
  • Execute animation with strong perspective, silhouette, weight, balance, expression, mood and pose.

AN2D 1390 Course Learning Outcome Rubric   

Required Textbooks:
Acting for Animators, 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780415580243

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