Games and Animation design is a course that focuses on the process of creating motion and shape change illusion as well as the art of applying design and aesthetics for animation and game development. Through a collaborative and highly practical approach, Games and Animation design will provide opportunities for students not only to develop their aesthetic and technical competence but to express creativity and conceptualize projects that integrate technology, arts, and media to address local issues while creating a source of education, entertainment, and employment in future.
One of the tools we utilize in delivering this is Scratch. Scratch is a visual "drag and drop" programming language built by some smart folks at the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT Labs. It is one of the best tools to introduce students to programming. It has a beautiful drag and drop interface which students find appealing and fun, and in the process, learn the basic concepts of programming.