What Coursework is Included in a Typical Web Animation Program? ACR Takes a Look.
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What is Web Animation?
Web animation is the art of creating animated characters, environments, objects, and productions for the web. Web animation involves the use of animation techniques and software programs such as Java, Shockwave and Flash, Dynamic HTML, and Animated GIFs. Examples of web animations can be seen in online movies, online games, videos, and even online ads. Many web animators are also experienced traditional animators mainly because traditional animation training is the foundation for all other types of animation training.
What are the Types of Courses for Web Animation Programs?
A typical web animation degree program consists of a mix of software, art and design, and general education courses. General education courses will be in areas such as math, English, science, and art. Art and design courses may include:
- 3D Design
- Hand-Drawn Animation
- Motion Graphics
- Visual Design
- Visual Effects & Post-Production
- Web Animation
- Web Design
Technology focused courses may include:
- ActionScript 3
- Flash Game Design
During the last year of a typical web animation program, students will have the opportunity to complete a final project and portfolio of their best work. In addition, students will have the opportunity to complete an internship. The internship allows the student to gain hands-on experience and make valuable contacts in the field.
What Can I Do With a Degree in Web Animation?
Web animation programs prepare students for careers in the animation industry, film studios, web design, advertising and marketing, interactive design, app design, game design, and motion graphics. Possible careers include animator, web animator, computer animator, game artist, web producer, webmaster, and web designer.