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Computer Studies: Computer Animation

  • Number of Semesters: 1
  • Number of Credits: 0.5
  • Level: 900
  • Type: Elective- Counts Towards Fine/Practical Arts Requirement
  • Prerequisite: None

Course Objectives: 1. To introduce students to computer animation. 2. To allow students to use their creativity and design skills. 3. To give students an opportunity to learn Action Script, the programming component of Flash, or other current programs.

Description: The course is an introductory course in Computer Animation. The course is designed to give students a solid foundation in animation, using programming and design concepts contained within the Flash program. It also allows the students an opportunity to use creativity in creating their programs. The students learn use of the timeline, drawing components, symbols, tweening, motion, movie clips, advanced animation concepts, buttons and ActionScript, to create sophisticated computer animated movies.

Expectations: The students learn a wide range of design and animation tools, which used in conjunction with foundational programming constructs, and logic and analysis skills, create well designed and functional animated programs.