YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - With computer-generated imagery becoming a growing industry, a technical school in Yuma is paving the way for students to join the animation field by teaching them what it takes to create these cartoon-like characters.
At Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma (STEDY), a career technical educational school, high school students can be certified among twelve different trades.
By enrolling in one of the two-year courses, these students from Yuma County and Antelope County high schools are given the option to count these studies as elective courses to graduate from high school.
One of the trades at STEDY is the Animation course where students learn things like motion graphics to character animation.
During the first year of the course, students learn 2D animations which are described to resemble old Disney characters.
The second-year gets into the actual 3D creation of animations where the characters are brought to life and begin interacting with other objects on the computer.
You can only find an animation course like this at STEDY, and students set to graduate this year with their certificate are already planning to continue working within the animation industry.
Disney's Pixar movies are huge with animation, and maybe one day one of these students can become the next Disney Animator.
For more information on courses offered at STEDY click HERE.