Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah College of Art and Design

The Savannah College of Art and Design provides students with the opportunity to work and train in a real-world studio environment, creating experimental, immersive and interactive pieces using the latest in technology - both practical and digital. Students prepare for creative careers in the animation industry at SCAD by being immersed in labs equipped with the latest technology available for 2D, 3D and stopmotion animation. With Toon Boom Harmony, SCAD students have the creative edge in creating highquality digital 2D animated projects.

The SCAD animation curriculum encourages students to begin with the basic principles of animation to develop an understanding of character and performance. In their Principles of 2D Animation course, students learn the basics of traditional animation and apply their knowledge of movement and action analysis. In the Digital Cel Animation I class, students use the familiar terms and practices of traditional animation in the Toon Boom Harmony software, and assess both the aesthetic and technical aspects of character animation as it relates specifi cally to a paperless pipeline. With a series of projects highlighting a variety of animation styles and techniques, students use Toon Boom Harmony’s toolsets for techniques including, but not limited to, basic keyframe animation, cutout style animation, rigging and, of course, hybrid 2.5D and 2D-3D mixed media. Toon Boom Harmony’s ability to allow students to bring in 3D models, add assorted fi lters, and templates, and create particle systems all within one streamlined production pipeline brings a whole new level to the students’ work. The variety of projects enables the students to move into SCAD’s Digital Cel II class. In this advanced course in 2D digital animation, students use their knowledge of the media to produce a short animated fi lm. In the process, students incorporate what they have learned about the medium, add sound and render the output for broadcast. Every student at SCAD produces a fi nal fi lm as part of the program requirements. The students at SCAD are well versed in both 2D and 3D animation by the time they graduate. Toon Boom Harmony has been an excellent addition to SCAD’s labs for use on senior projects, giving the students more advanced options to tell the stories that they want to tell.

At SCAD’s location in Atlanta, students have a unique opportunity for internships and employment in the city’s bustling television industry. The acquired knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony gives SCAD students a seamless transition into local production studios, such as Cartoon Network-Adult Swim, Primal Screen and Floyd County Productions, giving students the opportunities to be part of shows like Archer, Squid Billies, and Bob’s Burgers.

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofi t, accredited institution conferring bachelor and master degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors.

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