• Program: Interactive Design Video Production
  • Course: Animation
  • Course #: MMVP1580
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will introduce the student to the principles of animation. Students will use cartoon style animation techniques to explore storytelling, creative visualization, and character development through the animation process. Students will learn about the digital animation workflow as they produce an animated short.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Apply narrative structure to animation
Develop visualizations through storyboarding
Design characters from hand drawn, photographic, and vector-based sources
Create character walk cycles, lip synchronization, and action movements
Demonstrate the 12 principles of animation
Utilize animation production workflows
Create diverse environments for animations
Use audio for voice, music, and sound effects synchronized to visual assets
Apply IK (inverse kinematics) to character movements
Produce finished output animation files

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  MMVP1500 or instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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