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.

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
4 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
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 27-4011.00
Graphic Designers 27-1024.00
Multi-Media Artists and Animators 27-1014.00
Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers 49-9061.00
Sound Engineering Technicians 27-4014.00

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: 43
California Academic Content Standards: 17
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