Beats and Animation: Beginning Engineering of Audio Technology and Sound

Course Number: 688700CW

Description: Animation & B.E.A.T.S (Beginning Engineering in Audio Technology & Sound) is a unique course which brings together two universally powerful tools for communication, creativity and entertainment. This hands-on and product-focused course offers students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in 2D animation and music production. On completion of this course students will be able to showcase their creativity, technical and practical skills, design and critical thinking skills, as well as their employability skills to pursue further training in animation and music production if they so choose, or follow careers in various exciting STEAM-based fields.

Number of Credits: 1

Certification: For students wanting to pursue a career in animation the Beats and Animation course offers them a complete career development path. The majority of the course is focused on teaching student’s 2D paperless and digital animation using an industry standard software called Toon Boom. Animation studios and professionals all over the world use Toon Boom Harmony and Storyboard Pro. This program prepares students for the Toon Boom Associate Certification. This certification is recognized by animation studios and enables students to prove their working knowledge of the software thus differentiating them as an industry expert.

Potential Careers: Animatic Editor, Animation Director, Animation Supervisor, Animator, Art Director, Assistant Director, Background Layout and Posing Artist, Casting Director, Voice Director, Character, Prop and Location Designer, Clean-Up Artist, Color Editor, Color Stylist, Colorist, Compositor, Director, Editing Coordinator, Editing Department Manager, Effects Designer: Computer Generated, Effects Designer, Information Technology (IT) Professional, Library Manager, Line Producer, Music Director, Music Editor, Production Assistant, Production Coordinator, Rigging Artist, Scene Organization Manager, Render Operator, Scan Operator, Scene Set-up Artist, Sound Editor, Storyboard Artist, Story Editor, Technical Director, Xsheet Technician.

Salary Range*: $21/hour – $40/hour

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