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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Online, Asynchronous
Jul 19, 2022 to Aug 07, 2022
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $250.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 02, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 12, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 19, 2022 to Aug 07, 2022
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $75 (estimate). 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.

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