Summer 2018 Schedule Info:

Summer term public enrollment starts on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 .

10 week courses start on Monday, June 4th, 2018 ~ Ends on Sunday, Aug 19th, 2018 (please allow 1 week cushion time for end of the semester)
Holiday break - July 4th, 2018 (Independence Day), July 21st, & 22nd (Comic Con Weekend)

**** Multi-Course Discount Promotion - Sign up 3 ten-week-courses and get $200 workshop credits free~!! (See our policy page for details) ****

(*** To receive the most updated class schedule and to qualify for early enrollment opportunities, you can sign up for our school e-mailing list to receive reminders for upcoming events. To sign up, please visit our "CONTACT" page to sign up and be added onto our e-mail list. ***)



For Summer 2018 International Students:

- We will start collecting Summer international students early enrollment fees and enrollment requests starting on Monday, April 23rd, 2018, 3PM PDT. (Space is limited and given out at a first come first serve basis. E-mail us for more details.)

- All international student enrollment payment is due on Monday, April 30th, 2018, 12PM PDT (International student early reservations will only be honored if the payment arrives before the deadline).

(*** International student enrollment is created to help students who have to relocate from overseas in order to attend the classes at CDA. To qualify for international student enrollment, you will need proof of foreign citizenship and traveled to US within a month before the semester starts. ***)




SPRING 2018 - 10 WEEK COURSES (Summer 2018 schedule coming soon):


*     = Field trip required classes         
**    = Taught via teleconference at CDA location
***   = Portfolio review required for enrollment
****  = 8 week class
BOLD = Spring MCD Promotion Courses (see our "Multi-Course Discount" page for details)

(Please click on class name for class descriptions. Instructor names for instructor websites.) 



#101     9:00AM~1:00PM(4 hrs)       Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching *             Peter Han                            $780

#102     9:00AM~1:00PM (4 hrs)      Color & Lighting                                       Dan & Christina Cooper      $760


#103     2:00PM~5:00PM                  Sketching for Environment *                    Ed Li                                   $680

#104     2:00PM~5:00PM                  Character and Costume Design           Joshua James Shaw          $780

#105     2:00PM~5:00PM                  Figure Drawing with the Reilly Method Mark Westermoe              $680




#106     9:00AM~1:00PM(4 hrs)        Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching *             Patrick Ballesteros             $780                

#107     9:30AM~1:00PM(3.5 hrs)     Analytical Figure Drawing                        Kevin Chen                        $700

#108     10:00AM~1:00PM                 Animal Anatomy *                                    Jonathan Kuo                    $680


#109     2:00PM~5:30PM(3.5 hrs)    Head & Hands Drawing                             Kevin Chen                       $700

#110     2:00PM~5:00PM                  Intro to Perspective                                   Polina Hristova                  $680

#110.5  2:00PM~5:00PM                  Gouache Color Study *                             Peter Chan                        $680


#111     5:30PM~9:30PM(4 hrs)       Story Development for Animation              Tron Mai                          $1100

#112     6:30PM~9:30PM                 ZBrush Character Creation                     Xander Smith                    $780


             6:00PM~9:00PM                Uninstructed Short Pose Figure Drawing Workshop                  $15 /session




#113    7:30PM~10:30PM                Costumed Gesture Drawing                      Kirk Shinmoto                      $680

                                                         (class starts on Feb. 12th)

#114    7:30PM~10:30PM                Intro to Environment Design                  Tu Bui                                  $780

#115    7:30PM~10:30PM                Key Frame Illustration                                Alex Mandradjiev                $780



#116    7:30PM~10:30PM                 Intro to Digital Painting                             Sherwin Abesamis               $780

#117    7:30PM~10:30PM                 Intro to Form Language                            Peter Han                            $780

#118    7:30PM~10:30PM                 Intro to Creature Design                        RJ Palmer                            $780




#119     7:00PM~11:00PM(4 hrs)       Intro to Storyboard                                    Alan Wan                            $820

#120     7:30PM~10:30PM                 Character Design 2                                   John Staub                         $780  

#121    7:30PM~10:30PM                  Architecture for World Building             Gabriel Yeganyan              $780




#122    7:30PM~11:00PM(3.5 hrs)   Intro to Character Design                           Kevin Chen                         $800

#123    7:30PM~10:30PM                Intro to Vehicles & Mechs                        John Frye                           $780

#124    7:30PM~10:30PM                Background Design for Animation              James Finch                       $780



#125     7:30PM~11:00PM(3.5 hrs)    Analytical Figure Drawing                        Kevin Chen                         $700

#126     6:30PM~11:30PM (5hrs)       Cinematic Storyboard****                         Jay Oliva                            $820
                                                           (This class is 8 weeks in length)




MONTHLY GUEST WORKSHOPS (Will be available soon for sign up. Join our email list to be updated on the start date):



#127         Mar. 10th                            "Concept & Key Frame Design" with Rodney Fuentebella                 $120

                 Sat.  2PM~7PM (5 hrs)




#128           Mar. 24th                           "Animation Character Design" with Shiyoon Kim                               $120

                 Sat.  2PM~7PM (5 hrs)



#129            Apr. 7th & 8th                   "Art of Studio Ghibli Background Painting" with Yohichi Nishikawa    $420

                    Sat.  2PM~7PM (5 hrs)

                    Sun. 10AM ~ 4PM (5 hrs with 1 hr lunch break)




(*** For all "SOLD OUT" classes & workshops, there are waiting list ticket available. The students who purchased the waiting list tickets for the classes they wish to enroll will be notified when there are any last minute openings available from cancellations.

If we have enough students on the waiting list for a class or workshops, we will check with the instructor for the possibility to open up a second identical class to meet the demand. We will keep you updated if that happens and give the enrollment priority to the students on the waiting list. ***)