Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GDES 140 - Introduction to Animation

An introduction to 2-D animation. Topics include a brief history of animation, principles of 2-D animation, use of storyboards, 2-D animation techniques, and the employment market and business practices. PREREQUISITE(S): None. Digital Animation majors should take GDES 134  concurrently, or prior to taking this course. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly GD 140.

4 semester hours

Course Outcomes:

Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Discuss and employ basic principles of animation.
  • Discuss business practices and process in the animation industry.
  • Employ sequential images to design a storyboard.
  • Identify basic animation techniques.
  • Identify key movements and innovations in the history of animation.
  • Demonstrate basic animation techniques.
  • Design characters in preparation for animation.


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