Course Description

RISD CE teen course: 2D Animation: Visual Storytelling

Whether it’s a moment in time or an epic hero’s journey, the story is the anchor to any animated sequence beyond a walk cycle or a ball bouncing. Using the basic techniques of digital 2D animation, you will continue to develop your animation and narrative style. You'll consider all foundation concepts of animation (frame, cycles, sequencing) combined with fundamental filmmaking strategies such as character development, mise en scene, lighting and sound–and discover the technology that makes it all possible. We'll review group exercises and student projects to develop a common understanding of what exceptional animated storytelling 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: Visual Storytelling
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 16, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 16, 2021 to Feb 20, 2021
Required Software/Technology
Smartphone; StopMotion App; Computer/laptop
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • X-Acto knife
  • box cutter
  • Various materials (clay, paper, markers, pencil, etc)
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