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The DigiPen Academy WANIC Art and Animation course helps students develop the skills necessary to pursue post-secondary education in the field of fine art and animation. The program focuses on traditional art skills including basic drawing, composition, line and value, and perspective drawing. Upon learning these skills, students are introduced to essential animation skills like character concept and design, basic keyframe animation, motion studies, and 2D and 3D computer animation.
Exciting career opportunities for digital artists have never been greater, but whether producing art assets for a video game, creating a 2D or 3D animation, or compositing visual effects, today’s artists must have strong traditional skills to be competitive. DigiPen’s Art & Animation track focuses on establishing this foundation, concentrating on both art and animation techniques that strengthen artistic skills. No prior art or animation skills are required as this structured program covers the basics including perspective, color, form, value, design, composition, and timing. Like learning a new language, students gain an understanding of the “grammar” of art and develop a fluency with their digital art skills, they apply critical design process to create the amazing visuals and animation expected by today’s audience.
In this full-year, 3-period Skill Center class (3 high school credits) students will:
Two Year Program Available.
This program is primarily for students entering their Junior or Senior year of high school in the fall, but younger students are accepted with permission.
High School Credits:
College Credits: DigiPen Credits TBD
Our WANIC instructors are outstanding, highly trained and passionate about their respective fields. Instructors impart their years of knowledge and experience to teach and inspire the next generation of innovators.
See what past students have created in our WANIC classes.
September to June
For schedule, see the WANIC website.
No tuition costs/fees; funded by the State
RSVP for a required Info Session to learn more about the programs. See Info Session dates below.
Zoom links will be emailed out the week of the session.
*Subject to Cancellation