Summer 2017 Schedule Info:

Summer term public enrollment starts on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

10 week courses start on Monday, June. 5th, 2017 ~ Ends on Sunday, Aug. 20th, 2017 (please allow 1 week cushion time for end of semester)
Holiday break - July 4th (Independence Day), July 22nd & 23rd (San Diego Comic con weekend)

**** 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 2017 International Students:

- We will start collecting Summer international students early enrollment fees and enrollment requests starting on Friday, Apr. 14th, 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 Tuesday, Apr. 25th, 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. ***)




SPRING 2017 - 10 WEEK COURSES (Summer 2017 Schedule coming soon...):


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

(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 *         Patrick Ballesteros         $770

#102     9:30AM~12:30PM                Intro to Environment Design                Brian Yam                      $760

#103     9:30AM~1:00PM (3.5 hrs)   Color & Lighting                               Dan & Christina Cooper     $690

#104     2:00PM~5:00PM                 Sketching for Environment *                  Ed Li                             $670

#105     2:00PM~5:00PM                 Character Design 2                               Joshua James Shaw     $760

#106     2:00PM~5:00PM               Figure Drawing with the Reilly Method    Mark Westermoe          $670




#107      8:30AM~12:30PM(4 hrs)     Landscape Painting *                         Shae Shatz                      $690

#108      9:00AM~1:00PM(4 hrs)       Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching *       Peter Han                         $770

#109      9:30AM~1:00PM(3.5 hrs)    Analytical Figure Drawing                  Kevin Chen                      $690

#110      10:00AM~1:00PM               Animal Anatomy *                              Jonathan Kuo                   $670


#111      2:00PM~5:30PM(3.5 hrs)    Head & Figure Drawing                       Kevin Chen                      $690

#112      2:30PM~5:30PM                 Intro to Form Language                      Peter Han                         $760

#113      2:00PM~5:00PM                 Intro to Perspective                             Polina Hristova                 $670

#114      5:30PM~10:30PM(5 hrs)     Story Development for Animation       Tron Mai                            $990

#115      6:00PM~9:00PM         Animated Performance for Storyboarding  Toniko Pantoja                   $760

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




#116      7:30PM~11:00PM(3.5 hrs)   Sculptural Anatomy                            Bryan Lee                         $690

#117      7:30PM~10:30PM                Key Frame Illustration                        Alex Mandradjiev              $760



#118      7:30PM~10:30PM                 Intro to Digital Painting                       Sherwin Abesamis           $760

#119      7:30PM~10:30PM                 Environment Design                           Gabriel Yeganyan            $760




#120     7:00PM~11:00PM(4 hrs)       Cinematic Storyboard                             Alan Wan                      $800

#121     7:30AM~11:00PM(3.5 hrs)    Analytical Figure Drawing                       Kevin Chen                   $690

#122     7:30PM~10:30PM                 Vis Dev for Animation***                         Iuri Lioi                          $760




#123      7:30PM~10:30PM                 Vehicles & Mechs                                  John Frye                     $760

#124      7:30PM~11:00PM(3.5 hrs)   Intro to Character Design                       Kevin Chen                  $780




- No classes -







#125          Feb. 25th                   "Iconic Science Fiction Design" with Aaron Beck                               $120

                   Sat.  2PM~7PM        



#126          Mar. 25th                   "Art of the Movie Poster" with Mark Westermoe                                 $120

                   Sat. 2PM~7PM  



#127           Apr. 15th                   "Story Beat Painting for Animation" with Helen Chen                    $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. ***)