This semester long course introduces the basics of digital 2D and traditional hands on animation techniques. Students learn a wide variety of animation skills and concepts - both from watching new and classic animations and from creating their own. Digital techniques include cel animation, tweening, other automated techniques, cut-out animation and more. Hands on techniques include pixilation, hand drawn, cut paper, sand, paint on glass, claymation, and pin animation. Students also learn the general animation process from story development to animatics.