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*NEW* Introduction to Animation   *VIRTUAL COURSE*

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*This course will be offered online/virtually. Videos will be accessible for students to watch and learn at their own pace, and then join in for scheduled class times via Zoom to meet with your instructor and fellow students. 

This introductory course will teach students the basics of animating from home using a smartphone, pencils, paper, and other common household art materials like pens, markers, and crayons. There is no need for any high-tech programs and techniques, just a willingness to learn how to make drawings and shapes come to life! Students who are interested in adding animation to their own websites, social media sites, and adding a new skill to their repertoire would benefit from this course.  

Projects may include: animating text, character gestures, movement, creating animated GIFs, etc. 

Required: Smartphone (students will be required to download free apps)  |  Helpful, but not required: Smartphone tripod

Course Schedule

8 weeks, February 2 - April 1, 2021

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cost: $200

To Register

  1. Complete your registration form and email it to LHagen@rcc.mass.edu 
  2. Once we receive your registration form, your Program Manager will email you a confirmation with information on how to make your payemnt. 
  3. After your bill has been paid, you will receive an email with class information one week before the start of class.

Registration Deadline: January 24, 2021

For More Information

Complete our inquiry form 
Email: LHagen@rcc.mass.edu
Phone:  (617) 652-0083

Instructor Spotlight: Brian O'Malley

Brian C O'Malley is an independent animator and painter who lives in Rhode Island. He has shown his short films in Greece, Uruguay, Canada, Chile, Switzerland, and all over the United States. Brian currently teaches at the Community College of Rhode Island and has taught drawing and painting courses at Roxbury Community College as well as the University of Rhode Island. His approach to animation is one of simplicity; let your style and story come through.

Important Information

*This is a non-credit course and runs subject to enrollment. We encourage early registrations. 

Refunds: If you wish to drop the course and request a refund, you must submit a request by email at least one business day before the start of your first class. No refunds will be given after this time, and partial refunds will not be given for absences or scheduling conflicts.

If your course is canceled by the College due to low enrollment or for any other reason, your full amount paid will be refunded to you.