Jun 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 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  and AN 1230 - Fundamentals of Animation  

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

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Create iterative work with original ideas through multiple sketches, demonstrating a clear progression to high quality, readable and animatable designs.
  • Apply understanding of anatomy and form to create images that convey character movement.  
  • Translate live action acting and performance theories to create strong character poses.
  • Create character poses with strong perspective, silhouette, weight, balance, expression, mood and pose.

AN2D1390 Course Learning Outcomes  

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

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