Fall 2017 Schedule Info:

Fall term public enrollment starts on Sunday, Sept. 3rd, 2017

10 week courses start on Saturday, Sept. 30th, 2017 ~ Ends on Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2017 (please allow 1 week cushion time for end of semester)
Holiday break - Nov 23rd~26th (Thurs. ~ Sun, Thanksgiving Break)

**** 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 Fall 2017 International Students:

- We will start collecting Fall international students early enrollment fees and enrollment requests starting on Friday, Aug. 18th, 2017, 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 Saturday, Aug. 26th, 2017, 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. ***)




SUMMER 2017 - 10 WEEK COURSES: (Fall schedule coming soon...)


*     = Field trip required classes         
**    = Taught via teleconference at CDA location
***  = Portfolio review required for enrollment
****= 8 week class

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



#101     9:30AM~1:00PM (3.5 hrs)    Color & Lighting                                      Dan & Christina Cooper      $700

#102     9:30AM~12:30PM                Environment Design For Games            Tu Bui                                  $780


#103     2:00PM~5:00PM                  Sketching for Environment *                    James Finch                       $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     7:00PM~10:00PM               Gouche Color Study *                               Peter Chan                         $680

#107     7:00PM~10:00PM               Costumed Gesture Drawing                     Kirk Shinmoto                     $680

#119-B. 6:00PM~11:00PM (5hrs)     Cinematic Storyboard 1****                      Jay Oliva                            $820
                                                          (8 week class, no portfolio review required)



#108     8:30AM~12:30PM(4 hrs)     Landscape Painting *                         Shae Shatz                               $700

#109     9:00AM~1:00PM(4 hrs)       Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching *       Patrick Ballesteros                    $780

#110      9:30AM~1:00PM(3.5 hrs)    Analytical Figure Drawing                  Kevin Chen                              $700

#111      10:00AM~1:00PM               Animal Anatomy *                              Brynn Metheney                       $680


#112     2:00PM~5:30PM(3.5 hrs)    Head & Hand Drawing                       Kevin Chen                              $700

#113     2:00PM~6:00PM(4 hrs)      Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching*        Patrick Ballesteros                    $780

#114     2:00PM~5:00PM                 Intro to Perspective                             Polina Hristova                        $680

#115     5:30PM~9:30PM(4 hrs)     Story Development for Animation       Tron Mai                                   $990

#116     6:30PM~9:30PM                ZBrush Character Creation                 Xander Smith                           $780

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




#117    7:30PM~10:30PM                Key Frame Illustration                      Alex Mandradjiev                       $780

#118    7:30PM~10:30PM                Architecture for World Building        Gabriel Yeganyan                       $780

#119    7:30PM~11:00PM (4hrs)      Cinematic Storyboard 2***                  Ben Juwono                            $820



#120    7:30PM~10:30PM                 Composition & Cinematography        Bill Perkins                             $780

#121    7:30PM~10:30PM                 Intro to Digital Painting                       Bryan LeeDavid Merritt      $780




#122     7:00PM~11:00PM(4 hrs)       Intro to Storyboard                           Alan Wan                                $820

#123     7:30AM~11:00PM(3.5 hrs)    Analytical Figure Drawing                Kevin Chen                             $700

#124     7:30PM~10:30PM                 Human & Mechs**                           Carlo Arellano                         $780

                                                           (taught via teleconference at class location)





#125    7:30PM~10:30PM                 Intro to Form Language                       John Frye                             $780

#126    7:30PM~11:00PM(3.5 hrs)   Intro to Character Design                     Kevin Chen                          $800

#127    7:30PM~10:30PM                 Vis Dev for Animation***                      Assaf Horowitz                    $780



- No classes -







#128        June 2nd, 3rd, 4th    "3 Day Composition Workshop" with Marshall Vandruff                          $360

                 Fri. 7pm-11pm,

                 Sat.  2PM~6PM,

                 Sun.  2PM~6PM          



#129           July 15th                   "Cinematic Set Design" with Samuel Michlap                                        $120

                   Sat. 2PM~7PM  



#130          Aug. 5th                   "Archetypes & Story Structure" with Ryan Meinerding                             $120

                   Sat. 2PM~7PM  



(*** 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. ***)