Course Description

RISD CE teen animation course

Learn the basic techniques of digital 2D animation and begin to develop your own animation style. You'll be introduced to the concept of the frame (animation's atomic unit) and how it turns into a cycle, then a sequence and, finally, a story, and discover the technology that makes it all possible. We'll review group exercises and student projects to develop a common understanding of what "good" animation looks like and how to discuss this exciting art form in a virtual platform.


Students must be age 13-17 to participate.



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Section Title
2D Animation for Teens
Jan 16, 2021 to Feb 20, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $315.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 06, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 09, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 16, 2021 to Feb 20, 2021
Required Software/Technology
Adobe Photoshop/Adobe Animate or equivalent (open source animation programs such as Pencil2D are acceptable). Adobe Photoshop: Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe. Please visit the Adobe website for cost and downloading instructions. Be sure to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before purchasing. Note: Though this course is all digital, these techniques can be applied to traditional paper and pencil animation. We will also keep in mind that students might not have access to expensive tablets for drawing. A Wacom or other drawing tablet is NOT necessary for this course.
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