About this Major
The major begins with an introduction to design fundamentals, which provides students with the foundational knowledge necessary to create engaging and visually appealing animations. Students will learn color theory, composition, typography, and design elements.
The program then moves on to Animation Techniques, where students will use Toon Boom Harmony, software industry professionals use worldwide. Students will learn how to use Toon Boom Harmony to create 2D animations, including character animations. They will also learn about the various tools and features available in the software, including vector drawing tools, rigging, and timeline animation.
After mastering the fundamentals of 2D animation, students will progress to learning the basics of 3D modeling and animation, as well as motion graphics. Additionally, they will enhance their brainstorming, ideation, and concept development abilities to generate inventive and unique ideas for their animations.
In the production of 2D animations, students will be guided in pre-production planning, storyboarding, character design, and advanced animation techniques. Students will also create a portfolio of their work to showcase their skills and creativity to potential employers or assist them with entrance into universities or art schools that offer programs in animation or related fields.
- Adobe Certified Professional in Graphic Design & Illustrator using Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design using Photoshop
- Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics using Adobe After Effects
- Autodesk Certified User: Maya
- Toon Boom Harmony Premium Associate Certification