Degree in Animation and VFX

Become a professional in 3D computer generated imagery, including special effects and 3D artwork. The Degree in Animation at La Salle Campus Barcelona is the first official undergraduate degree program in Catalonia.

Animation II

In Animation II, the student begins to use staging and composition to tell a story. Based on the student's learning of the principles of body mechanics from previous courses, advanced physical shots will be animated with their characters. In this class, students improve their ability to animate physical actions such as, crawling, running, jumping, dodging, throwing down, climbing. In the last part, they deepen their advanced pantomime action to express emotion and interaction with objects and other characters, using the best storytelling practices. He begins his introduction into character acting.
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria

Titular Professors

Previous Knowledge

RA.01 The student incorporates advanced techniques of anticipation, overlapping, arcs, time and spacing.
RA.02 The student incorporates the dialogues in his animations.
RA.03 Develop narrative techniques to understand the animated story through the performance of characters


Lesson 1 Advanced Facial Expressions
Lesson 2 Advanced Body Mechanics
Lesson 3 Polish your animation
Lesson 4 Staging and Composition
Lesson 5 Camera Animation
Lesson 6 Storytelling
Lesson 7 Intro to Acting
Lesson 8 Phrasing
Lesson 9 Intro to Lip Sync
Lesson 10 Dialogue Blocking
Lesson 11 Subtext Dialogue


The course will work through various teaching methodologies. At the beginning of each class the concepts and
corresponding theory will be explained, where the teacher will introduce certain basic concepts of the subject and
contextualize the student in methods and strategies of how to apply it in their practical work. In another hour of class,
students will analyze videos and animations of their classmates through dynamic feedback and participatory strategies
in class. Then they will do daily practice. During the practice, the teacher and fellow will support the student.

MD 0: Master Class with the support of audiovisual material.
MD 1: Thought-based learning and criticism.


For the fundamentals of animation, the evaluation is produced from the score obtained in 4 deliverables. It is not
expected to implement mid-terms and final exams. The works delivered during the extraordinary examinations will be
eligible for only 5 out of 10

- The final grade is calculated from the average of the grades obtained in each semester.
- The grades are calculated by weighting the two-semester grades: exercises, practical works for Animation

Evaluation Criteria
Basic Bibliography

• "Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists" Mark Simon
• The Animator’s Survival Kit (Richard E. Williams)
• "The Male and Female Figure in Motion" Edward Muybridge
• "Animation from Script to Screen" (Shamus Culhane)

Additional Material