Take your drawing and illustration skills from paper to digital, understanding the principles of life-drawing (utilizing clothed digital poses and anatomy), perspective (1, 2 and 3-point) and composition. Understand how to design backgrounds and characters that work well when animated. Develop the art of storytelling by thinking sequentially to create storyboards. Apply industry-standard techniques in Adobe Photoshop, including layering, adjusting and masking, using a drawing tablet throughout. Gain an insight into the job opportunities in the animation industry and develop your critical thinking. The essential first step for any budding animator or illustrator.
This course forms part of Digital Media Academy’s Tech Accelerator program, our deep learning journey for 13-18-year-olds. Tech Accelerators fuse expert instruction with real-world partnerships to get you university- and industry-ready. Over sequential Levels, you’ll curate a portfolio of Real-world Client Briefs from our leading tech and creative partners, attend Industry Masterclasses, get one-to-one Pro Mentor support and build a Career Network. Tech Accelerators: Fuel your 21st-century career.
Join us on the beautiful campus of The University of British Columbia for an immersive on-campus learning experience. Outside of your course-specific lesson times, you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and gain a better understanding of life after high school.