Course Description

Artwork by David Preli

In this advanced animation course students will produce a short sequence animatic that focuses on storytelling elements. The emphasis will be on creating a compelling narrative, deepening the ability to convey stories through animation. Drawing assignments and self-directed work will be an opportunity to explore different media and to choose what is most appropriate for their tale. The final short sequence animatic showreel will tell a great story.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Nov 01, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 25, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Nov 01, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021
Required Software/Technology
Video editing software; Premiere, Final Cut, or iMovie. If using 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. Software for pitching your idea: PowerPoint (or Slides)
Necessary Supplies
  • Pens and pencils 
  • Drawing paper (or electronic equivalent, ie: drawing tablet and software needed for drawing such as Illustrator or Procreate).
  • Storyboarding paper (The instructor can supply a template or students can make their own).
Some of your course supplies are available at the RISD store. CE students receive a 10% discount. Use code: RISDCE21FA at checkout.
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