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Course Description

RISD Advanced Program for High School Students: Animation: Beyond Entertainment

With increasing expansion, animation serves as a vital tool to highlight injustices, explain data and essential information, and bring new understanding to critical issues. This course focuses on communication, problem solving, and reflection upon global and local issues through the medium of animation. The fundamentals of sequential art are introduced through a variety of methods and materials, including flipbooks, storyboards, collage, cutouts, and stop-motion techniques. Students think and learn about the roles of artist-as-communicator and artist-as-educator with the ability to create content that is impactful, dynamic and effective. Students create palimpsest animations inspired by the work of William Kentridge, pixilation projects based on personal interviews, haikus using cutout and collage techniques, and frame-by-frame character animation. Independent research of political and socioeconomic areas of interest provides students with the content to develop their unique vision.

Notes

In this intensive course and Visual + Critical Language, students should expect to spend a combined minimum of 20 hours per week engaging in coursework across both courses. Students should plan their schedule accordingly to keep up with class.

In conjunction with your Featured Topics course(s), you are also required to enroll in Visual + Critical Language. When you register for this Featured Topics course, you will also be charged for the tuition of Visual + Critical Language. You will see this enrollment reflected in your Student Portal before the start date of the course. Visual + Critical Language will meet live two times: during the first and final live sessions of your Featured Topics course.

Instructors

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Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
M, W
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 11, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
60.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,600.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 09, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 12, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Instructors
Required Software/Technology
This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Adobe Premiere. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe. Be sure to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before purchasing.
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Paper, Colored 9" x 12" sheets- assorted colors 
  • Paper,  Drawing Pad, White Strathmore - 11x 14 - for sketching 
  • Eraser, gum 
  • Eraser, kneaded 
  • Charcoal, vine (soft) 
  • Charcoal, compressed Charcoal
  • white Scissors, 
  • large Scissors 
  • Small Exacto Knife 
  • Cutting board - 9" x 12” 
  • Glue - rubber cement 
  • Ruler - metal 36" 
  • Wire Armature, .07" x 32 ft 
  • 1 lb white clip lights on goosenecks x 2
  • Charcoal, compressed white
  • Pencil, graphite, medium degree set of 12 (6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H)
  • 5 Sheets paper, individual sheet, 18" x 24" - FOR CHARCOAL ANIMATION
  • Tripod for camera or iPhone with bluetooth remote or similar
Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
M, W
Time
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 11, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
60.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,600.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 09, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 12, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021
Instructors
Required Software/Technology
This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Adobe Premiere. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe. Be sure to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before purchasing.
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Paper, Colored 9" x 12" sheets- assorted colors 
  • Paper,  Drawing Pad, White Strathmore - 11x 14 - for sketching 
  • Eraser, gum 
  • Eraser, kneaded 
  • Charcoal, vine (soft) 
  • Charcoal, compressed Charcoal
  • white Scissors, 
  • large Scissors 
  • Small Exacto Knife 
  • Cutting board - 9" x 12” 
  • Glue - rubber cement 
  • Ruler - metal 36" 
  • Wire Armature, .07" x 32 ft 
  • 1 lb white clip lights on goosenecks x 2
  • Charcoal, compressed white
  • Pencil, graphite, medium degree set of 12 (6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H)
  • 5 Sheets paper, individual sheet, 18" x 24" - FOR CHARCOAL ANIMATION
  • Tripod for camera or iPhone with bluetooth remote or similar
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