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12-week, online, self-directed courses to develop and demonstrate specific skills.

Micro-Credentials

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After Effects Micro-credential

Please Note: Start & End dates refer to open & closing of registration, NOT the start or end of the course

In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of After Effects and how to create simple animation techniques using the software. 

You will be introduced to the basic interface, and gain an understanding of how to create compositions, import assets, in addition to learning compositing and colour grading principles. You will also learn basic motion graphics techniques by animating shapes and text, and how to create movement and keyframes alongside an audio track.

About Micros:

  • Register & start WHENEVER
  • Self paced & learner driven
  • No scheduled class
  • 3 Months to Finish

Adult

Micro-Credential

Creative Technologies

Digital Lab for Animators Micro-Credential

Please Note: Start & End dates refer to open & closing of registration, NOT the start or end of a course. 

In this course, you'll be introduced to software used in digital animation: Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Toon Boom Harmony.

Explore the differences between traditional, hand drawn, & digital animation. Learn to use each program on its own and with each other while practicing to use essential tools. Demonstrate mastery of basic skills and technical understanding through exciting projects and have your work evaluated by experts. 

About Micros:

  • Register & start WHENEVER
  • Self paced & learner driven
  • No scheduled classes
  • 3 Months to Finish

Adult

Micro-Credential

Creative Technologies

Drawing for Animators Micro-Credential

Please Note: Start and end dates refer to open & closing of registration, not the start or end of the course.

Use drawing as a tool of communication as you explore the medium, with an emphasis on obtaining a visual understanding of mass, gesture, the human figure, weight, and balance. 

Work through conceptual, aesthetic, and technical approaches for your projects.

About Micros:

  • Register and start whenever.
  • Self-paced and learner-driven
  • No scheduled classes
  • 3 Months to Finish


     

Adult

Micro-Credential

Creative Technologies

Enterprise and Studio Practices for Animators | Micro-Credential

Please Note: Start and end dates refer to open & close of registration, not the start or end of the course.

Examine professional projects and responsibilities animators may face in their practice, including CV and portfolio assembly, grant writing, project budgeting, and pitch packages.

Cover concepts like festival submissions, contracts, and concerns associated with starting an artistic practice in animation.  

About Micros

  • Register and start whenever
  • Self-paced and learner-driven
  • No scheduled classes
  • 3 Months to finish

Adult

Micro-Credential

Fundamentals in Animation Micro-Credential

Please Note: Start & End dates refer to open & closing of registration, NOT the start or end of the course.

In this course, you'll learn and apply fundamental principles of animation. 

Learn to communicate personality, emotions, & behaviour through short motion assignments, while exploring conceptual, aesthetic, and technical approaches. 

Work in or out of the digital realm; however, all project post-production will be created using digital software. Create projects to demonstrate your mastery of foundational skills & principles, then have your work evaluated by experts. 

About Micros:

  • Register and start WHENEVER
  • Self paced and learner driven
  • No scheduled classes
  • 3 Months to Finish

Adult

Micro-Credential

Creative Technologies

Intermediate Animation I Micro-Credential

Please Note: Start & end dates refer to open & close of registration, not the start or end of the course.

Concentrate on 2D character animation as you gain understanding of the construction and mechanics of human form and depicting movement through figure drawing and motion studies.

Pay special attention to character development, communicating story points and emotions using animation principles and techniques. Develop your visual language and expand your technical knowledge, including soundtrack design, as you create a short, animated project or animation test.

About Micros

  • Register and start whenever
  • Self-paced and learner-driven
  • No scheduled classes
  • 3 Months to finish

Adult

Micro-Credential

Creative Technologies

Introduction to Drawing Micro-Credential

Please Note: Start and End dates refer to open and closing of registration, NOT the start or end of the course. 

In this course, you'll learn foundational elements of drawing, basic techniques, composition practices, and how to accurately draw human form.

Also, explore and practice a range of approaches using various media. In addition to video lessons from an expert covering a range of topics, you will be able to communicate with your instructor and your colleagues over discussion boards.

Receive feedback of your work from an expert as you deepen your knowledge and improve your composition skills.

About Micros:

  • Register and start WHENEVER
  • Self paced and learner driven
  • No scheduled classes
  • 3 Months to Finish

Adult

Micro-Credential

Creative Technologies

Maya I Micro-Credential

Please Note: Start and end dates refer to open & close of registration, not the start or end of the course.

Get introduced to the 3D software Maya, learn the basic functions, and how to create animations

Master the basic tools, navigate the software and understand introductory modeling, rigging, lighting, and keyframe animation. Learn how the interface works while applying the principles of animation, growing your creative understanding and output of 3D animation.

About Micros:

  • Register and start WHENEVER
  • Self-paced and learner-driven
  • No scheduled classes
  • 3 Months to Finish

Adult

Micro-Credential

Creative Technologies