Animation Degrees: What Coursework is Included in a Typical Animation Program?
What is Animation?
According to The History of Animation, humans have been trying to depict things in motion for as long as we’ve have been able to draw. Notable examples include a Bronze Age pottery bowl depicting goats leaping (Shahr-e Sukhteh, Iran, 3000 B.C.), Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man drawing, which shows multiple angles, implying movement (1500 A.D.), and the Magic Lantern (1603)—an image projector using pictures on sheets of glass. Since some sheets contain moving parts, it is considered the first example of projected animation.