2 Weeks / Credit Bearing

The Art & Craft of Animation (3 Credits): CAR 120 *CLOSED*

Sat. July 14 & Sun. July 15 Mandatory Move-in & Orientation 

Class runs July 16 – July 27, 2018 

This is a regularized undergraduate course delivered through classroom-based instruction and homework.  The class may consist of both Summer College and undergraduate students.

CAR120, Experimental Animation, is an introduction to multiple animation techniques and modalities. We focus on camera based animation techniques such as stop motion, cut paper, and drawing. While the course is designed to develop your animation skills we also spend time on story and character development as well as editing and sound for animation. Woven into hands-on training are frequent short screenings of animated shorts from the last 100 years. This is a great class for students who are interested in exploring a career in animation and for students who are fans of animation and want to explore the medium further. This is an introductory course, so no experience is required or necessary.

An average session in CAR120 consists of demonstrations and examples, but our primary use of time is getting our hands dirty telling stories one frame at a time. Students will work in both individual and group contexts producing animations based on the techniques and ideas we talk about in class.

Program Costs

Please visit our program costs page for more detailed information.

*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.
*Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date.

Instructor Bio

Heath Hanlin

Department of Transmedia, Associate Professor, Computer Art and Animation Program Coordinator, Computer Art and Animation

Heath Hanlin has been an animator and professor of animation for more than 20 years. His former students work at all the big animation production houses: Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Sony, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and many smaller companies you’ve never heard of. His independent animations have screened at film festivals all over the world as well as on American and European television. He is a voting member of ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest professional organization for animators in the world.