About this course
2-D animation at DCAD is the study of traditional hand-drawn images for each frame of movement. Students learn to create a visual story line utilizing both time-honored techniques and modern technologies. The 2-D track encompasses all aspects of traditional and digital 2-D means to create believable movement in characters and environments.
Course projects focus on hand-drawn, stop motion, and rotoscoping exercises while incorporating a solid foundation of working with Adobe Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, and Premiere Pro to produce animated sequences. Students also continue life- drawing classes to improve their understanding of proportions, volume, and line in motion. The final semester of this track offers students an introduction to the 3-D modeling and animating tools of Maya, helping them to acquire the skills necessary to work with current technology.