• Experimental Animation

  • Experimental Animation

Experimental Animation

Computers have reshaped the animation industry. Paperless animation pipelines, 2-D puppetry, stop motion and CG animation all now coexist in a modern mash-up of experimental animation possibilities. LCAD’s BFA program in Experimental Animation was designed to expose you to all of the digital tools, skillsets and techniques that are the new standard in television and internet animation.

 

After a common first-year core in traditional full-animation practices, as a student of LCAD’s BFA program in Experimental Animation, you will branch out into purely digital approaches to narrative character animation. Limited animation techniques along with alternate approaches to stop motion and CG techniques will prepare you for the fast-paced world of animated series production. Thesis projects in your junior and senior years will allow for specialization in your area(s) of interest, including storyboarding, show design and internet series projects.

 

All LCAD Experimental Animation students enjoy access to top tier faculty from a diverse range of industry backgrounds. Most faculty have served multiple roles in both television and feature Film production. Working with classes capped at 18 students, our faculty teach through hands-on projects putting creation at the heart of learning. Their collective credentials include: 2D feature films, 3D feature films, television shows, video games, character design, production design, storyboarding, stop-motion animation, visual effects and much more.

Faculty

All LCAD Experimental Animation students enjoy access to top tier faculty from a diverse range of industry backgrounds. Most faculty have served multiple roles in both television and feature Film production. Working with classes capped at 18 students, our faculty teach through hands-on projects putting creation at the heart of learning. Their collective credentials include: 2D feature films, 3D feature films, television shows, video games, character design, production design, storyboarding, stop-motion animation, visual effects and much more.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Character Design & Storyboarding for Limited Animation
  • 2D Digital Puppetry & 2D Paperless Animation
  • Show Design & Series Design
  • 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Stop-motion
  • New Media Authorship

Course Requirements

 

 

Laguna College of Art + Design
Chair of Animation

Dan Boulos is a classically trained animator and story artist with screen credits including Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Feature Animation), Space Jam (Warner Brothers Feature Animation) and The Prince of Egypt (DreamWorks Feature Animation). After more than a decade in the feature film industry in Los Angeles Dan moved to Honolulu where he founded Wiki Wiki Cartoons. During his years in Hawaii he developed animation programs for the University of Hawaii Community College System as well UH Manoa, the 4-year research campus.