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Published May 28, 2022, 1:00 PM

by Manila Bulletin

Animation program earns Center for Excellence accreditation

Toon Boom Animation, Inc., a Canadian software company that specializes in animation production and storyboarding software, recognized the Bachelor of Arts in Animation degree of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) with a Center of Excellence (COE) Accreditation.

Founded in 1994, Toon Boom Animation, Inc. is committed to developing innovative software solutions that provide powerful animating and storyboarding for training applications and education, plus television, film, games, web, and mobile. Currently used in over 130 countries, it likewise champions streamlining the production process for independent artists, students, and studios.

The Toon Boom COE is a public recognition that certifies that the college’s animation degree meets a high standard of depth, breadth, and quality. The accreditation comes with a program that allows the institution to further strengthen its commitment to being a superior learning environment for those who wish to pursue a career path in animation or storyboarding, with high demand from internationally acclaimed studios, particularly those that value knowledge of the Toon Boom software.

A pair of students concentrating

Toon Boom awarded the animation program with a free desktop subscription to Harmony 21 and Storyboard Pro, applications considered essential tools for the young student artists in their class work and capstone projects.

The program combines limitless imagination and compelling storytelling with the latest digital technology, complete with industry-level systems and software.

Revamped with additional power and new feature sets, the Harmony 21 is an end-to-end industry-leading 2D animation software that allows users to create cut-out and paperless outputs.

A student tries his hand at animation

Storyboard Pro, on the other hand, is tailored for independent storytellers and videographers, studios and agencies, schools and students, and production teams to structure and expand their ideas into stories.

The Bachelor of Arts in Animation Program of Benilde combines limitless imagination and compelling storytelling with the latest digital technology, complete with industry-level systems and software.

It equips the students with the knowledge and skills required to become industry professionals, with career options as a visual development artist, 2D or 3D animator, motion graphic artist, experimental or stop motion animator, character designer, BG artist, illustrator, comic artist, storyboard artist, an animation producer or director and art director, among others.

www.benilde.edu.ph

Photos by Viktor Peñas

 
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