Course Description

RISD CE animation drawing course

Get an introduction to methods of animation in Adobe Photoshop, building on the skills introduced in Digital Design Techniques. Using animation tools in Photoshop and frame-by-frame digital sequencing techniques, you will bring characters, objects, and graphics to life. The assignments revisit core rudiments of animation (timing, cycles, exaggeration) and progress to more advanced skills: walk cycles, metamorphosis, secondary motion, and straight ahead animation. Animation-specific drawing skills are a big part of this course, with a focus on developing a fast and loose sketching style similar to the hand-drawn animation techniques used by major animation studios. You will complete projects that demonstrate proficiency with the animator's workflow, from concept to completed short film, using a drawing tablet and outputting the work to high-quality video files.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Jun 17, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $475.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 08, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 02, 2024 to Jun 12, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 17, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024
Necessary Supplies

This course requires a digital drawing tablet such as a Wacom Intuos, Bamboo, or Cintiq creative tablets or equivalent. Additionally, you can expect to spend up to $125 (estimate) on supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books for this course. A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

Section Notes

This course section requires access to one or more applications that are part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Please visit the Adobe website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.

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