Animation Model

by CTE Online Admin

This instructional program prepares students to use artistic and technological foundations to create animated presentations for industry and entertainment. Students will develop basic drawing and design skills, learn the fundamentals and physics movement, the concept of communication to a given audience, and techniques for self-expression through a variety of animated formats. They will explore the careers and requisite skills required by animators in both entertainment and the business world.
About the Team:
This structure of this course and the materials contained within it were created by a team of educators from across the state with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Specialist Shawn Sullivan.

Program Information
Industries / Pathways
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
    • Design, Visual, and Media Arts
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • Post-Secondary
  • Adult
CTE Certification Elements
Course Level
Concentration
Total Hours
540
Course Length
2 Semesters
State Certified
No
Board Approval
No
Labor Market Demand
Medium
Is this course industry certified?
No
Course Type
Not Applicable
CSU/UC Approval
No

O*NET Occupations

Occupation Name Occupation Code
Graphic Designers 27-1024.00
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 27-4011.00
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 49-9061.00
Sound Engineering Technicians 27-4014.00
Multi-Media Artists and Animators 27-1014.00

Related Occupations

27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
27-1000 Art and Design Workers
27-1010 Artists and Related Workers
27-1014.00 Multi-Media Artists and Animators
27-1011.00 Art Directors
27-1013.00 Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
27-1021.00 Commercial and Industrial Designers Green Occupation Green
27-1022.00 Fashion Designers
27-1025.00 Interior Designers

Standards
California's 2008 CTE Standards: 49
California Academic Content Standards: 23
Competencies / Outcomes
  • Persistence of Vision
  • Story
  • Storyboarding
  • Sound Design
  • Character Design
  • Layout
  • Background
  • Animation
  • Ink and Paint
  • Modeling
  • Texturing
  • Lighting
  • Rigging
  • Squash and Stretch
  • Anticipation
  • Staging
  • Pose to Pose
  • Straight Ahead
  • Arcs
  • Follow Through
  • Slow In Slow Out
  • Secondary Action
  • Timing
  • Appeal
  • Exaggeration
  • Solid Drawing
  • Ethical Use

The student will be able to understand the scope and responsibilities of the following:

  • Writer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Research and Development
  • Story Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Matte Painters
  • Character Designer
  • Modeler
  • Technical Director
  • Animator
  • Sound Designer
  • Composer
Outline

  1. Animation Jobs and Process
    • Ethics
    • History
    • Story
    • Storyboarding
    • Sound Design
    • Character Design
    • Layout
    • Background
    • Animation
    • Ink and Paint
    • Modeling
    • Texturing
    • Lighting
    • Rigging

  1. Animation Principles
  • Squash and Stretch
  • Anticipation
  • Staging
  • Pose to Pose
  • Straight Ahead
  • Arcs
  • Follow Through
  • Slow In Slow Out
  • Secondary Action
  • Timing
  • Appeal
  • Exaggeration
  • Solid Drawing

  1. Animation Production
  • Pre-production
  • Production
  • Post production
  • Writer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Editor
  • Research and Development
  • Story Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Matte Painters
  • Character Designer
  • Modeler
  • Technical Director
  • Animator
  • Sound Designer
  • Composer
Units

Art and Animation History

Lessons in this unit will teach students about the history of animation, from the first inventions to present day techniques.

Animation History
8 Hours
Lesson Plans

Intro to Art Theory and Fundamentals

Lessons in this unit will teach students about the art theory of animation, from the elements and principles of art to the philosophy of Aesthetics.

Art Fundamnetals
24 Hours
Lesson Plans

Animation Principles

Lessons in this unit will teach students about the seven principles of character animation.

Character Animation
80 Hours
Lesson Plans

Careers in Animation

Lessons in this unit will teach students about the Jobs of animation.

Jobs of Animation
16 Hours
Lesson Plans

Ethics

Lessons in this unit will teach students about the responsibilities of a media artist.

Ethics
5 Hours
Lesson Plans