Animated Arts expands the notion of animation to embrace the hybrid moving image
The program encourages you to explore, combining fine art practices and digital technologies. At a time when the boundaries between live action, animation, painting, photography, illustration, and design are dissolving, our interdisciplinary fine art approach encourages you to reimagine ways to create frame-based work for multiple contexts.
In addition to learning principles of animation, you experiment with a variety of media, production methods, and narrative strategies to produce work for multiple and varied platforms. We teach the history of animated arts in the context of a broad engagement with both cinema and fine art.
We're proud to announce that Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) has awarded PNCA's Animated Arts faculty, Rose Bond, with the 2019 Merit Award. The Portland symphony was desperate to revitalize an aging subscriber base with performance events that would engage a younger audience. The artistic director had heard of a concert that combined “animated video” performed with live orchestra and on the advice of the Development Director, contacted Rose Bond.
We'd like to congratulate Rose Bond, lead of PNCA's Animated Arts program and Foundations instructor, on her upcoming retrospective screening at the NW Film Center on December 7, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Portland Art Museum's Whitsell Auditorium.