Course Description

Toon Boom Harmony is a leading 2D animation software application used by independent artists, small studios, and major animation companies. In this hands-on, fast-paced course, students gain the technical and conceptual skills required to create engaging 2D animations. This software has the tools to provide a wide set of styles that range from traditional, cel-painted “cartoons,” to abstract, living dreamscapes. Topics include the fundamentals of animation motion-analysis and their application, understanding the essential tools and workflow of production, and useful tools within this software. Students will have the opportunity to develop a short 2D animation for a portfolio or demo reel, and will learn through presentations, demonstrations, discussions, and critiques.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • Character design for rigging or traditional animation,
  • Vector based drawing and Bezier curve control,
  • Fundamental character rigging using pegs, deformers, and constraints,
  • Scene planning and layout,
  • Principles of animation and how they apply to motion and performance,
  • Story planning, pacing, motion timing, and rendering,
  • Colour palette creation.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Introduction to Toon Boom Harmony
Software Training
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Oct 17, 2023 to Nov 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
In-Person [Evening]  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $500.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Section Notes

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

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1. Masks are Recommended but not Mandatory
2. Maintain Physical Distance Where Possible
3. Practice Good Hand Hygiene
4. Self-Assessments

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