Welcome to CS125

In this course you will be introduced to the process of making a short computer animated film from beginning to end. It's super fun and usually a lot of work. To learn more about the course, click on Course Missive. Also check out the CS125 FAQs.

To take this course, you must attend the first meeting on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in room 316, 3rd floor CIT. The first class will be given twice: at noon and at 1pm. You should only attend one session.

If after the first class you want to take the course, you should fill out an application. Applications are sent via email to those students who attend the first class and are due the next morning by 9am. If there are more than 20 qualified applicants, selected students will be based on class seniority, experience, enthusiasm, and how this course fits in with your plans. The class list will be available by Monday Sept 11 9am (or before), and only those admitted will receive written permission to take the class.


There are no fixed prerequisites for the class, but you must have some in-depth background in computer science, computer graphics, a related area like filmmaking, or in some aspect of visual art. Your background does not have to be from a formal course, but you will have to explain or demonstrate it. If you have an online portfolio or website, you can provide a link in your application. This is not necessary, but can give us a better picture of you. Hope to see you at the first class! In the mean time, you can read about the course in the missive and syllabus.