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S3 2D Animation

In this course, students are introduced to both concepts and processes utilized in the production of digital 2D animation. Turn your drawings into moving images using compositing, layering, and collaging. Students are encouraged to experiment while building skills in software programs such as Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and others. Trips to the Art Institute of Chicago and local galleries/studios, artist presentations, and group critiques supplement the studio experience.

*NOTE* Basic drawing and computer experience required. Previous experience in animation or with Adobe Creative Suite is helpful, but not required. SAIC provides computers with the appropriate software, but students are also encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework and after-studio hours projects.

Registration deadline: July 5 at 12 p.m.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,570
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost of $1,000; the meal plan is an additional cost of $200.

There are two registration options for this course. Call us at 312.629.6170 or email if you have any questions! We're happy to help.

Option 1: Pay in full now.
Select this option if you do not wish to apply for aid or scholarships and are ready to pay in full now for tuition, and housing fees (if requested). You will be prompted to answer follow-up questions on the next few screens and pay the full cost of tuition, and housing (if requested), at checkout. The full cost of the program tuition includes a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Option 2: Apply for aid/scholarships and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Select this option if you would like to apply for a merit scholarship and/or need-based financial aid. You will be prompted to answer follow-up questions on the next few screens and pay the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit at checkout. Once you have been notified of your potential award amounts, you will be required to pay your remaining balance online by our payment deadline.

Pay full tuition now. If you request housing, fees will be added at checkout.
2D Animation Full Price
Apply for merit scholarship/need-based financial aid and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (T/TH 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room MacLean Building, 908
Course number 1045
Course instructor Oona Taper

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