Why Choose De Anza?

We give you a strong foundation to succeed in the field of animation, regardless of the technique or career path you choose! 

When you study animation at De Anza, you will 

  • Build fundamental skills in storytelling, digital art, and traditional life drawing
  • Learn and practice the principles of animation using 2D, 3D and stop-motion techniques 
  • Explore and be inspired by outstanding animation from the past and present
  • Apply what you've learned: Create an entire animated project, from concept to completion!

cartoon panels

Beat board by Thuy Du Tran

cartoon girl

Storyboard panel by Michelle Truong


Website banner credits: Grace Hu, David Mostoufi, Michelle Truong, Mikumi Aono, Nick Ybarra, Thuy Du Tran, Jasmine Reyes, Victoriia Vavilova, Shalan Ertis.

Copy, website banner image, GIFs and reels compiled by Casey Cosgrove.

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Program Contact

Teresa Dey

Teresa Dey

Animation Instructor Film/TV Department

408.864.3166 
deyteresa@deanza.edu
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