Bring creative ideas to life by combining traditional artistic skills and techniques to develop projects in 2D and 3D animation. You’ll develop skills in environmental and character modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, animation, and more using industry standard software such as Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and others.
The first semester provides training in computer software for both 2D and 3D animation and students create animation for a variety of content. The second semester focuses on 3D animation and preparing a portfolio. Also during the second semester, students will be grouped on teams to create a comprehensive project suitable for a demo reel. Students leave the program as well-rounded entry level artists/animators with solid fundamentals of 2D and 3D animation skills and broadened range of computer art and animation experience.
Computer Animation Students should have a basic working knowledge of computers and average or better skills in reading, writing and math. They should have experience in Adobe Photoshop or similar computer graphics applications.
Students earn 15 units of elective credits each semester toward their high school graduation.
College Prep course. Meets area "F" approval for UC admissions.
This is a career awareness class which instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment. Successful Computer Animation students often pursue careers in the following: