Animation 1
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 2301
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Animation
This is a basic course in traditional cel animation and the importance of understanding animation as a frame-by-frame art. The class focuses on understanding the principles of animation, character animation and the creation of believable motion. Storyboarding, layout, key framing, in- betweening, animating characters with a basic knowledge of timing, spacing, stretch and squash, anticipation, easing in and out, overlapping action, secondary action, exaggeration and the walk cycle are explored. Animation tests are recorded on a video camera stand for quick feedback. The semester culminates in the production of simple pencil test animations. This course is a pre-requisite for more advanced animation electives.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students.


Open to Undergraduate students.