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 Friday, Dec. 15th, 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. ***)




FALL 2017 - 10 WEEK COURSES: (Under construction. Class descriptions 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     9:00AM~1:00PM(4 hrs)       Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching *             Peter Han                            $780

#102     9:30AM~1:00PM (3.5 hrs)    Color & Lighting                                      Dan & Christina Cooper      $700

#103     9:30AM~12:30PM                Environment Design For Games            Tu Bui                                  $780


#104     2:00PM~5:00PM                  Sketching for Environment *                    Ed Li                                   $680

#105     2:00PM~5:00PM                 Character and Costume Design               Joshua James Shaw          $780
                                                         (Will start 1 week late on Oct. 7th)

#106     2:00PM~5:00PM                 Figure Drawing with the Reilly Method     Mark Westermoe                $680




#107     9:00AM~1:00PM(4 hrs)       Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching *              Patrick Ballesteros             $780                                                                          (Will start 1 week late on Oct. 8th)

#108      9:30AM~1:00PM(3.5 hrs)    Analytical Figure Drawing                        Kevin Chen                        $700

#109      10:00AM~1:00PM                Animal Anatomy *                                    Jonathan Kuo                    $680


#110     2:00PM~5:30PM(3.5 hrs)    Head & Hand Drawing                               Kevin Chen                       $700

#111     2:00PM~5:00PM                 Intro to Perspective                                    Polina Hristova                  $680

#112     2:00PM~5:00PM.                Children's Book Illustration                       Patrick Ballesteros            $780                                                                          (Will start 1 week late on Oct. 8th)

#113     5:30PM~9:30PM(4 hrs)     Story Development for Animation                Tron Mai                            $990

#114     6:30PM~9:30PM                ZBrush Character Creation                         Xander Smith                    $780


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




#115    7:30PM~10:30PM                Intro to Form Language                             Peter Han                            $780

#116    7:30PM~10:30PM                Key Frame Illustration                                John Staub                          $780

#116.5 7:30PM~10:30PM                Composition & Cinematography                Bill Perkins                           $780



#117    7:30PM~10:30PM                 Costumed Gesture Drawing                     Kirk Shinmoto                      $680

#118    7:30PM~10:30PM                 Intro to Digital Painting                             David Merritt                        $780

#119    7:30PM~10:30PM                 Vis Dev for Animation***                           Rustam Hasanov                $780                                                          (Will start 1 week late on Oct. 10th)



#120     7:00PM~11:00PM(4 hrs)       Intro to Storyboard                                    Alan Wan                           $820

#121     7:30PM~10:30PM                 Character Design for Games                  Carlo Arellano                    $780                                                              (taught via teleconference at class location)

                                                           (Will start 1 week late on Oct. 11th)

#122    7:30PM~10:30PM                  Architecture for World Building                  Gabriel Yeganyan              $780

                                                           (Will start 1 week late on Oct. 11th)




#123    7:30PM~11:00PM(3.5 hrs)   Intro to Character Design                           Kevin Chen                         $800

#124    7:30PM~10:30PM                Vehicles & Mechs                                       John Frye                            $780

                                                         (Will start 1 week late on Oct. 12th)

#125    7:30PM~10:30PM                Creature Design                             Brynn Metheney & RJ Palmer         $780



#126     7:30PM~11:00PM(3.5 hrs)    Analytical Figure Drawing                        Kevin Chen                         $700

#127     6:30PM~11:30PM (5hrs)       Cinematic Storyboard****                         Jay Oliva                             $820
                                                           (This class is 8 weeks in length)







#128         Oct. 14th                            "Composition for Visual Storytelling" with Marcos Mateu-Mestre          $80

                 Sat.  2PM~5PM (3 hrs)

#131       Oct. 17th, 22nd, 28th           "3 Day Storyboard Masterclass" with Jane Wu                                    $260

                 Tues. 7:30PM~10:30PM (3 hrs)

                 Sun. 2PM~5PM (3 hrs)

                 Sat. 2PM~5PM (3 hrs)



#129           Nov. 4th                            "Story Moment Design" with Khang Le                                                $120

                   Sat. 2PM~7PM (5 hrs)



#130          Dec. 2nd                             "Character Design & Illustration" with Wesley Burt                             $120

                   Sat. 2PM~7PM (5 hrs)



(*** 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. ***)