Ages 11+
This is an introductory course designed for students who love animation. It is a fun class to introduce basic animation knowledge and skills training. Over the course of 40 classes of study, students will have an overall understanding of the principles, brief history, production process, style, production cost, and employment direction of animation. At the same time, it will greatly improve students’ hand-drawing and expression skills and lay a solid foundation for further study.

Beginning class

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Q: My child likes animation, but he/she doesn’t have experience with art, can he/she enroll in an animation class?
A: Before entering the animation class, the student is required to have some foundation training or experience with art, otherwise she/he will have difficulties to catch up. For students little to no foundation experience, we will ask the applicant to take the Foundation Painting and Drawing class simultaneously.


Q: How long is a class period?
A: 2 hours per class, including a 5 minute break.


Q: How many classes does a student need to take for each week?
A: Depends on how many, and what program a student registers for. For a regular program, a 2-hour class for one program per week is the starting baseline. Students can sign up for more time and classes based on their schedule. AP or portfolio program students will need to take more than one class each week.


Q: How many classes are there for one academic year?
A: 40 classes. Except for Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year and Summer Break, there is one class every week. In order to ensure the progress and effect of learning, standard class students must complete at least 40 lessons per academic year.


Q: What should I do if I am absent? Can I make up lessons?
A: Please notify us at least one day in advance for personal leave, and inform the school in time for sick leave so that you can arrange make-up classes as soon as possible. Failure to provide notice will be regarded as absence, and consistent absenteeism cannot make up classes.


Q: How many students are in a class?
A: We have always advocated for small class teaching. During remote online learning, the maximum Is five students for each class.


Q: Are you currently teaching online or in physical classes?
A: During the pandemic, with the exception for the portfolio students, all classes are virtual.


Q: How do you charge?
A: Tuition fees for ordinary classes are charged on a school year or semester basis. The tuition fees for different classes will vary, and tuition fees of different periods are slightly different. Please contact 626-319-8060 or WeChat cm-cubed for inquiries.


Q: Can I try a class?
A: You are welcome to make an appointment for admission assessment, and those who meet the requirements can arrange a free trial class.

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