Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Studio Art 264. Introduction to Animation

This course will introduce you to the world of animation through a series of hands-on exercises, projects, and screenings of the most impressive independent animation from around the world. The projects cover a variety of animation concepts and techniques, all of which are based in animating real materials and digital recording methods. Basic editing and sound design are introduced, as is output to DVD format. Group discussions accompany the discovery of animation films, techniques and methods. A final project of the student’s own design will be based on a Haiku.

Attendance and participation are crucial, both for your individual success as well as for the class as a whole.

No prior animation experience is necessary. Basic drawing skills are very helpful but not required.