Academy of Art University: Online Course
- Tuesday, 18 May 2010 07:49
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 08:04
- Written by Marc Spess
Ken Priebe is well known for his popular book The Art of Stop-Motion Animation. He has experience working within the industry and is one of the few people teaching stop motion as a serious art form through the Academy of Art University. The University is an online web site where communication and courses are done strictly over the internet.
I asked Ken to describe the course and to explain the requirments. Here is what he had to say:
The course I'm currently building is ANM 382 Stop Motion Level II, and I've already built and started teaching ANM 380 Stop Motion Level I online. All of the curriculum is written by myself, and I am also the sole instructor (at this point). It's all done online, so students need to set up a stage, camera, etc. in their home, do the work, upload it to discussion board for critique. It's very much an extension of my book (which is a required text!), but using video clips, demo videos, links and all sorts of fun stuff.
These courses are both part of a degree program offered by the Academy of Art in an online format. Normally, in order to take my stop-motion courses, students must take some pre-requisite courses first, as part of the overall program.
More information: http://online.academyart.edu/index.html
There is also a way to take certain courses as "personal enrichment" without being part of the entire degree program. Here's the information on that:
Call 1-800-544-ARTS and ask to speak to someone about enrolling for Online classes.