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ANI200 - Animation 2
Animation 2 will provide the student with the opportunity to develop their skills further through a series of character animation assignments.
CHR231 - Character Design 2
In the second semester students will be challenged to exaggerate both facial features and figures alike. More attention will be paid to having drawings communicate clearly, giving their drawn characters ?the illusion of life?.
Style and appeal begin to play a major role in this semester. Research and costume/asset design come into play. Students will also have several specific projects requiring that they produce characters that are expressive both physically and facially. In this semester students will also be required to mimic both style and structure of an existing design of their choosing as well as designing for transformation. Acting and performance in dynamic posing is also a focus and becomes more central to design.
DGT250 - Digital Tools - Animation 1
This course introduces students to digital drawing and rendering techniques using industry standard software, from initial rough concept brainstorming through to completed print-ready finished illustration.
HIS251 - Animation History 2
This course introduces students to the history of film as it pertains to the animation industry, covering events, films and innovators from post World War II through to now. In addition to watching rare and groundbreaking films and TV animation, students will discuss the emergence of computer animation, modern film storytelling and the importance of international short films.
LAY211 - Layout 2
Layout 2 focuses on the skills involved in the creation of environmental layouts from a given story passage. This will begin with a thorough review of perspective and structural drawing. Later in the semester the student will be supplied with character and location designs, prop sheets, and storyboards from which they are to create a series of layout packages.
LIF241 - Life Drawing 2
Students will study the human skeleton and muscles groups. A portion of each class will be devoted to anatomical lectures on the skeleton. Joint articulation will be stressed. A sound knowledge of how muscles move bone, origin and insertion points, and muscle groupings will be strongly emphasized.
STR200 - Storyboarding 2
This course focuses on advanced storytelling and film language concepts relevant to the animation storyboarding. Issues related to storytelling stylization are primary to project work completed in the course. Students will be introduced to storyboard-specific drawing techniques and processes while carrying out research and design work related to their storytelling projects.