2D Animation

2 D Animation 01

Bring your artwork to life through traditional and stop-motion animation. Create your own 2D animations using original drawings and build vivid digital environments and characters using Adobe software. You will be introduced to fundamental animation principles and learn to observe and analyze movement in everyday life. Learn to consider timing, mass & volume, matter and rhythm towards creating realistic animated motion. Through hands-on exercises, you will gain experience with stop-motion and computer animation techniques and workflows, and create short films for your portfolio.

The 2D Animation studio runs on campus July 4-29, 2022, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9am-4pm (Pacific Daylight Time, GMT -7). This studio is offered through the Summer Institute for Teens 2022. Please visit the Summer Institute for Teens main page to learn more about the program and access the registration webforms.

Learning outcomes

Through successful completion of this studio, you will be able to:

  • Employ professional vocabulary related to animation techniques and principles
  • Identify, describe and explain genres of traditional and digital animation
  • Develop the creative process of conceptualizing and translating ideas to moving image projects
  • Produce 2D animations through traditional and digital processes
  • Assess animated works critically and engage in peer critique processes
  • Develop creative and innovative solutions to complex production challenges

Materials & Resources - On Campus (CETP 113 SU01)

Students participating in SIT will need to source their own supplies for their registered studio.

Full list of supplies will be available by May 1st, 2022

Estimate cost of supplies: $70-$90

Required software:

*ECU will provide access to the required softwares.


Materials & Resources - Online (CETP 113 SU02)

Students participating in SIT will need to have their own access to the required supplies and devices for their registered studio.

Full list of supplies will be available by May 1st, 2022

Estimate cost of supplies: $90-$100

Required software:

*ECU will provide access to the required softwares.

Required hardware:

  • Tablet or a smartphone to download and run Cateater.
  • Computer with webcam. Computers should meet the following minimum requirements to run Adobe Animate.
  • Headphones and microphone
  • Recommended: Graphic tablet (Wacom, Huion) to create hand-drawn illustrations directly in Adobe Animate. Students may also use their iPads or tablets if they install Duet Display or Astropad.